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Thread #63137 Message #1024339
Posted By: Peg
24-Sep-03 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: RE-visiting 'Bowling for Columbine'
Subject: RE: BS: RE-visiting 'Bowling for Columbine'
One problem is, guns are very FAST in their effects. One could use a knife, a baseball bat, or a rock to exercise (or exorcise) their anger and fear and frustration, but it would take a lot longer to kill as many people as you can with a gun in a very short period of time. That is why, responsible ownership notwithstanding, there needs to be tighter restrictions and legislation making sure gun-owners know what the hell they're doing. Kids having access to guns while at the same time not knowing how to handle them safely is completely unacceptable; this is the fault of irresonsible gun owners. Hiding them in the drawer obviously isn't working.
Semi-automatic weapons should be illegal, period, to anyone outside law enforcement or military contexts.
I can't wait to see what Moore does with his next docu, Fahrenheit 911.