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Thread #116335 Message #2498789
Posted By: Bill D
20-Nov-08 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Subject: RE: BS: Gun ban - yep already
*grin*...Mick...you just proved my point. You are pointing out that you WANT them, and like laws to be read to give you that access. Folks DO still argue about that "Constitutional" right, and how it was meant. (I can't 'prove' how the framers would write it today, but I very much doubt they'd have left it that vague if they'd seen an AK-47!)
I can demonstrate irrefutably that, if all guns were taken away from private citizens, there WOULD be a really, really major decline in deaths from gunshots, and I'd bet you'd admit there would be an overall decline in violent deaths generally.
All we are debating is whether it would be worth it. It is not something anyone CAN demonstrate without actually doing the test.
(and the car metaphor don't cut it.... in this society there is MUCH more obviously a 'need' for cars than guns. I can't easily get to the Getaway unless the are cars available, but I can get food and, because I HAVE a car, I don't need to be in many situations where I'd need a gun!)