Something stupid liberals think will solve all our problems. The idea that just because most of Europe's citizens can't own guns we can't either. Similar to saying that to prevent obesity we should ban potato chips, or to prevent auto accident we should ban cars.
The idea of taking away our constitutional right to bear arms in the hope that it will reduce violence, when in reality all it does is ensure that know one but the criminals have them.
Face it. Gun control doesn't stop violence. Do you honestly think that criminals would give up their weapons just because a law was passed?
One major basis for the argument of gun control is Columbine. Would it have been better if they had killed the kids by pushing them out of windows or something?
Gun control doesn't stop violence, but encourages people to find new and creative ways to be violent.
Making sure the public can't fight back against criminals or secret police.
Well intended legislation in stable countries, but still poorly thought out.
The weapon of choice for bigot governments and invading armies since 1935
"Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless."
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future."
While violence is bad, gun control is worse. When something is illegal, it does not disappear, it goes underground. I do not know why liberals should have such a difficult time relating to this concept. If someone is bold enough to risk their life to commit murder, it is probably safe to say that they aren't afraid to break some silly gun law. This is dangerous in that it transfers weapons from the good citizens to the criminals. "Banning" AK-47s doesn't do a damn thing - except make YOU more vulnerable.
Let's not forget that the Constitution gives American citizens the right to bear arms. While some restrictions may not necessarily be unconstitutional, the notion that the Right to Bear Arms is a group right is absurd at best. What, only the police can have guns? The founding fathers are rolling over in their graves.
It's a slippery slope to curtail constitutional rights or to outright "declare" one amendment "outdated" or a "relic." How would you feel if President Bush all of a sudden said the First Amendment was incompatible with the War on Terror? After all, the Founding Fathers never could have seen 9/11...
Criminals have no conscience. It is only intuitive to say they are more afraid of an armed victim than they are of getting caught by the police.
Something that liberals and feminists like, and libertarians and conservatives hate. Liberals like it because of their naive, simplistic thinking: less guns, less violence. This simple assumption overlooks the fact that if someone has the balls to commit murder, they aren't going to be afraid of breaking a law against gun possession. Feminists love it; the gun is a phallic symbol and is a way of women controlling men.
Libertarians hate gun control, because making it a crime to merely own a gun and having hurt nobody is draconian at best. Conservatives hate it as well, because they all want to own guns and go out and kill liberals and feminists.
Most people call me a conservative when I say Michael Moore is the nut, not Charlton Heston... my beliefs are merely libertarian and common sense.
1.) holding the gun with two hands
Griff: "wow that man has gun control...look at that...."