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Re: “The gun debate fires up again

If a criminal with a large capacity firearm attacks a law abiding citizen, it would be logical to conclude that the law abiding citizen has EVERY RIGHT to fight back with a similar weapon.

Law abiding citizens are not the problem. Shooting sports (including the use of a magazine that will hold any number of rounds) are among the safest of ALL sports.

More people are injured riding bicycles, downhill skiing, and a long list of other sports. The media has convinced everyone that the tool called a "gun" is evil. Even though its possible for people to kill with a book of matches, a car, knives, or any number of household objects that most of us have. The fact is that a gun in good hands is far more likely to save lives than take them. To suggest that the good citizens just lay down and let the criminals beat us, rape us and kill us is completely sickening. Criminals love gun control because it simply makes their job easier. The statistics have always supported that fact as well.

Posted by romansten9 on 08/02/2012 at 1:11 PM

Re: “The gun debate fires up again

Responding to the unbelievable comment above that says gun owners should pay insurance.

Law abiding gun owners are a criminal's worst enemy. Criminals prefer weak targets. Compare how many mass shootings happen in gun free zones versus a place like a gun range. Statistics prove that more armed good guys means less crime. Countries that disarmed the good guys (which is all gun control is) have seen increased crime. Thats just obvious.

Require law abiding gun owners to pay? Seriously?

Law abiding gun owners deter crime. Many gun owners will step in and save a complete stranger from attack. They defend Innocent lives. Hunters reduce vehicle collisions by keeping deer numbers in check.

You want to penalize them for being willing to save YOUR life?

Why don't you just charge the Police and Military for helping you too? Do you realize that many responsible gun owners train right alongside the Police? Many have more time and money to train than the Police do. They are the good guys to. And you want to thank the good guys by charging them fees.

Unbelievable.

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Posted by romansten9 on 08/02/2012 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The gun debate fires up again

The people rule in the United States. Not the government. Not the Police. Not the military. We need to let that sink in until we understand it.

We hire those agencies to HELP us to protect ourselves. They work for us and we are their boss. We have a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for our own lives. We may call 911 for the Fire Dept, Ambulance or Police, but while waiting those long minutes, bad things happen. It seems that nobody argues against owning smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, learning first aid and CPR. (we take action while waiting for Fire/EMS, and being prepared is not paranoid) Suddenly when people prepare to protect their own lives, its a different story.

Historically, guns have been used to protect law abiding citizens against criminals, and yes, even their own government. Since the people are the boss in the United States, why in the world would the government attempt to disarm them? If the people hire the military, they should have every right to own any weapon that the military does. Whether they have a good reason or not. Yes, it might sound strange to some at first, but we need to get our minds back to what the Founding Fathers believed in. Today most people's exposure to guns is violent movies and violent news reports. No wonder guns are demonized in people's minds. People see them as all bad, and don't hear about the millions of times they save the lives of the law abiding every year, and the fact that they are associated with reduced crime levels. Shooting sports are safer than a long list of other sports, including bicycles and downhill skiing. A gun is a tool. Inanimate objects aren't the problem, the criminal mind is.

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Posted by Adam Rondeau on 08/02/2012 at 10:14 AM

 

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