At 2/3/13 01:43 PM, Bolo wrote:
People with guns kill people, and do it expediently.
Pot heads are worthless unmotivated douche bags
Gay guys are all floating flaming homos that shit rainbows
Japanese people are all perverted freaks who have sex with octopuses
Black people are all criminals who should be locked up from birth
See how easy generalizations are?
The Second Amendment has reached the end of its life. It should, and will eventually, be placed in the wastebasket of history.
That's wishful thinking. Maybe in a few hundred years, yes, but for now, there are far too many guns and gun owners for anyone to even consider taking guns. I have 40+ guns, and if someone showed up at my door right now and tried to lay a finger on a single one, it wouldn't be long before I'm a wanted man.
Gun crime stats from Europe make it clear that gun control is effective.
Gun control =/= Banning guns
You realize that you don't have to ban guns to lower gun violence, right? The most effective way to ban guns without causing a civil war/ widespread massacres is to put strict, strict regulations on who can legally purchase a gun. Yes, you would still have people illegally obtaining guns, but you have that happening right now when it's legal to get a gun.
You just have to face it, guns are here and will always be here. Some people love them and keep them with no intention of killing for no reason, some use it to commit crimes. That's just how it is, because with 100 million+ guns circulating in America alone, nothing is going to take them away from criminals.
You ban guns, and all you do is take them from people like me who genuinely love guns, and give them to criminals and the black market.
It's time to move on from the archaic era of the culture of gun ownership, wherein people are led to believe that they "need" guns to survive.
No one needs guns to survive, but then again, no one needs half of the things they love to survive.
The fact of the matter is that no one needs guns, and no one should have them.
This is a childish way to look at things. First of all, that's an opinion, and like the christians do to gay marriage and abortion, you're implying that given the choice, you'd take guns away from everyone just because you don't like them. Yes, some people do indeed need guns, and what I think you meant is that civilians don't need guns, and you're right, they don't. But like I said, there's no need for tons of things that people want.
You know what, I'm gonna stop right there, because I know that all of this is pointless and it isn't going to affect how you see guns in any way at all. I had a lot more to say, but I guess I'll just end it with this:
I love guns. I'm not gonna let a bunch of people that I don't even know take them just because there are fucked up people in the world who use them for terrible things. I agree, gun violence is a very, very bad thing, and I don't want it to exist either, but I refuse to let any government, person, or entity take them from me.
I also don't like how accustomed Europeans are to dictatorship-like ruling over their lives, it makes them act like government control over your life is a good thing. I'm just here to live and enjoy myself, and if I'm not harming/ disturbing anyone, I see no reason for any government to tell me what to do. I refuse to let any form of government tell me how to live. Is that being an angsty teenage rebel? Fuck no, I just don't want a bunch of high-and-mighty assholes telling me what to do.