The reason they put in the 2nd amendment was so citizens could protect against tyrannical governments... who protects us from the police or the government? That would be for "militias"
I doubt I'll ever have my house set on fire, but I still have smoke detectors. I doubt I'll ever get into a serious car crash but I use seat belts. I doubt that I'll ever get attacked by an armed man
they'll make thermite... All options are cheap, easy and just as effective as guns.
I think you mean natural selection?
Kids also eat the stuff under the sink.
I'm all for responsible storage of guns. I don't think anyone would argue against that.
I hear that a lot, but how often has this idea actually been put to use? And how many people have pointed a gun at a policeman and everything goes smoothly from there?
Some safety devices are inherently safer than others. For example, children don't kill themselves with seatbelts or smoke detectors when you're out of the house.
While death by thermite would be pretty horrendous, I don't think you can get away with classifying it as "just as effective" as a handgun.
Cars queued up for blocks at the drive-through events, with the city giving cards
worth up to $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and up to $200 for assault weapons. There was a bit of haggling involved, but the guns were all taken.
President Barack Obama revealed the 'real reason' he wanted a second term as president is because his daughter Malia, age 14, is about to start dating boys.
'One of the main incentives of running was continued Secret Service protection so we can have men with guns around at all times,' the father of two joked.
In his blog, Moore said that Connecticut’s tough gun laws “did nothing to prevent” Adam Lanza from killing 20 children and 6 others at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Tough gun laws “won't really bring about an end to these mass slayings and it will not address the core problem we have,” Moore said. “Connecticut had one of the strongest gun laws in the country. That did nothing to prevent the murders of 20 small children on December 14th.”
He said a “dirty little fact” liberals do not want to discuss is that the “killer only ceased his slaughter when he saw that cops were swarming onto the school grounds – i.e, the men with the guns.”
It's not likely to happen here, but I don't think it's worth the risk to not have the option to if we need to.
Guns are extremely safe when handled correctly.
I'll make this real simple.... bann them all OR don't bann any of them.
3 people in the world a sheep, a wolf, and a sheepdog.... pick one.
Let's not kid ourselves. Even if Obama "wanted your guns," there's no way he would get them.
Another thought I had: disorganized pistol-wielding public vs. US military.
Maybe we're fooling ourselves a little bit with this one?
As are nuclear warheads and nitroglycerine. Still not items I'd recommend be unregulated or sold to just anyone.
Smoke detectors and seatbelts on the other hand are extremely safe even when handled incorrectly.