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Thread #116335 Message #2498543
Posted By: Bill D
20-Nov-08 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Subject: RE: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Golly, Mick.....could you please show me where I said, or suggested, that I advocated or insinuated that we should "pass a law banning weapons" or that I claimed that would automatically reduce violent crime?
When you ask folks to re-read YOUR posts, you should be sure you have accurately read and quoted those by others.
I do believe, and am supported by many with a lot more data and experience than myself, that there IS a connection between violence and the easy availability of 'certain types' of weapons. I do NOT know exactly what to do about that situation, given the number of guns already out there.
I suspect that those who wish NO change in gun laws would not be persuaded by any data. I repeat what I have said before: that IF only reasonable and careful people...like Steve & Mick are.... owned guns, we would reduce the number of tragedies tremendously.
I am aware that violent people WILL still do anti-social things....but I would rather face a kid with a knife than one who can walk into a room and kill 12 people before they can get out the door.
We are way too far down the path of widespread gun ownership to easily back out....but something MUST be done. I agree with "enforcement of the laws we already have".....but, Mick....YOU please tell me how to do that in a way that keeps guns out of the hands of idiots and angry teens! I don't see that it is being done right now.