There's more spirituality and common sense in prisons than there is in public schools.
And the anti gun hate America crowd comes out with the same tired arguments.Adhoc wrote: ↑February 16, 2018, 12:21 pmAnother all too frequent mass shooting in the USA. And the pro gun fanatics come out with the same old tired platitudes.
Surely a better way would be to have much stricter gun control. Modern assault weapons, automatic weapons have no place in the public domain. Then if anyone gets upset about gun control, we can send them our thoughts and prayers.
The part of the American constitution what the gun lobby claims gives them the right to bear arms is dubious at best.
When you also bear in mind that when the constitution was written, it took about a minute to fire a single shot from a musket.
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If automobiles are used for transportation purposes, why are drunk/impaired/irresponsible people allowed to drive them and kill innocent people?Doodoo wrote: ↑February 16, 2018, 2:36 pm"When the Constitution was written, the right to bear arms was for the same purpose as it is today -- a check against government tyranny and an Amendment that helps to preserve all the others."
If it is a check against Government then why are school children being shot.
Time to change the Constitution with the events and times rather than using over 240 year old argument
I can assure you that Americans are aware of the trade-offs in a free society.
Possibly to protect the citizens against those who have obtained weapons, whether that's firearms obtained illegally or IEDs etc. Pretty common sense really.christian_2013 wrote: ↑February 16, 2018, 4:58 pmDoodoo just an observation, if Australia and the UK who control there guns as you say live in a free and harmonious society. Why have they trained and armed there Police in such a fashion that they look like they are ready to be deployed in Afghanistan rather than on the streets of suburbia with an unarmed population?
So if you could prevent a needless death of an innocent child you would not choose to do so on the basis of an out of date piece of legislation tells you it's your right? Backwards indeed.semperfiguy wrote: ↑February 16, 2018, 4:56 pmLet's narrow this down a little bit and see just how prolific these gun deaths from mass shootings really are in the US. In 2017 there were 317 deaths from mass shootings. There are 19,354 incorporated cities in the US (regardless of size), so that means that on the average only 1 person within every 61 cities died from a mass shooting. I would venture to say that more people than that have choked to death on chunks of steak, so why don't we just ban the sale of beef? 40,260 people were killed in traffic accidents, or just over 2 people in every 61 cities, so why don't we just ban cars? The entire gun ban argument seems pretty ridiculous when you look at from a different perspective. It's the mass media that perpetuates all the hype over the gun issue, and all the uniformed idiots in our society continually fall for their rhetoric.