The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116335   Message #2498033
Posted By: Bill D
19-Nov-08 - 06:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Subject: RE: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Steve said: "I fully intend to defend my life and the lives of those I love...."

And I see his point, also.
There we have the quandry: We have weapons NOW in the hands of those who should not have them, and we have good people like Mick & Steve who intend to avoid being victims... and I sure do not blame them.

Yet...*sigh*...those are the folks who are least likely to BE victims.
Victims are often innocent bystanders in shooting, or students in a school, or clerks in a convenience store...etc.
We cannot all go about armed - and if we DID, those who WANT to be criminals or 'settle arguments' would shoot first.....and we KNOW that many of our 'innocent' citizens are just not capable of handling either weapons OR situations where weapons might be useful.

I have live in cities for most of my adult life, and I have NEVER been in a situation where I needed a gun....Someone 'might' knock on my door tomorrow and barge in with a gun, but the odds are against it. I take my chances, just as I take my chances when I drive on the freeway that some drunk won't run over me. Laws against drunk driving are on the books, too.