Very true....but what is a more dangerous instrument of death? Your keys, a pencil, a lollipop stick, a rolled up newspaper, or a pistol?
That's the difference.
Which is more effective to thwart someone else who is using a gun to do harm to others?
You people keep coming off like guns have some sort of consciesness. Like guns are going to commit criminal acts all by themselves. As has been repeated over and over again, it is not the gun, but whose hand the gun is attached to that determines if a gun is an instrument of criminal activity or a tool to prevent criminal activity. Statistically, by a very large margin, guns are used much more to prevent criminal acts than they are to kill people.
The bad guys are not going to pay any attention to laws. By restricting the possesion of firearms for responsible citizens, we just give the bad guys more reason to use guns against us.
Two years today Loughner guned down 19 innocent people in Tucson.
Killing 6 of them.
The bells rang out 19 times today about 10:00 am all over the city as a rememberance
Yeah this guy should have been able "because it was his right" to purchase a 9mm semi automatic from a local gun store here in town without any certification or instruction from a trained expert who would have never let this guy have an approval to purchase it.
Again I ask Why since none of you have answered the question directly you think some type of certification prior to purchasing a semi automatic is a BAD idea other then it may be a little inconvienient for you.
Oh and I'll make sure I "Thank You" the next time 20 innocent children are gunned down again and their parents have to live with such unending agony.
You want gun certification? Fine. Make it a required course to graduate high school and I will agree with you in a generous compromise.
Are you Okay with that?
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