She also has a cute .38 with pink grips she would love to show to a burglar. She is completely self reliable in a situation like that and I would imagine many husbamds would like that. I do...
Last edited by 2v2nv; December-14th-2012 at 03:42 PM.
People argue the loudest and most vigorously about guns, sure. That's because it is an issue that is controversial by virtue of the fact that there are radically different viewpoints, each with some level of merit. It doesn't mean that people aren't genuinely curious about the psychological or social developments that led to the attack and aren't extremely interested in preventing them in the future. In fact, those aspects of the debate will receive just as much, if not much more, media attention in the coming days and weeks than the gun debate.
The difference is that most everyone is in agreement about the fact that those things must be addressed and there aren't very many opposing viewpoints, so it is a more soft-spoken issue in open forums with less strong-willed opposition.
One guy hides a bomb in his shoe, and we all have to take our shoes off everytime we fly. 31 school shootings since Columbine, and nothing's changed. Doesn't make sense.
"Pain or damage or [expletive] beatings don't end the world. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, there's more punishment. Stand it like a man, and give some back." -Al Swearengen.
That's where the young people come in. Don't give in to fear. Don't teach your children that they should fear guns, or that they need one to feel safe. Teach them self-defense. Make them feel comfortable in their own skin. Point to these horrible tragedies and change their thinking not so that these calamities will stop, but so that we can start making real progress in modifying what is obviously a flawed system. I'm not calling for a gun ban. I'm calling for us to step back and think what guns actually offer us and why our children need them. The culture isn't going to change overnight, it will take decades, but I hope that, in time, the response to a call for gun restriction isn't "hell NO, you stay away from my gun" but "alright, yeah, maybe this isn't working." Because it isn't, at all. And the former response is going to handily drown out the latter, again.
Last edited by Bacon; December-14th-2012 at 03:51 PM.
It's actually very simple.
A combination of guns & gross wealth inequality along with poor provisions for mental illness is the main cause.
In short, don't give stupid miserable unhappy poor people guns.
It's much easier (And cheaper) to just remove the guns than it is to fix social problems.
Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries.The figures, compiled by the Tories, are considered the most accurate and up-to-date available.
Pretty interesting take here: http://gizmodo.com/5968608/of-course...ut-gun-control
Guns are technology. And since the Industrial age, when a technology causes harm, it has immediately been regulated to make sure that harm doesn't happen again. When a meningitis outbreak swept the United States in October, we didn't wait until people stopped dying to identify the steroid that caused it. When a software bug turned hundreds of thousands of Toyotas into unstable land-rockets, no one shouted politicization when the recall was announced. We fixed it. When the Challenger exploded, we didn't waste any time finding out what went wrong.
But guns don't kill people, people do. Fine. By that logic, cars don't kill people. But we still have speed limits. We still have to wear seat belts. We still need to take a driver's test. And yet it's far harder in most parts of this country to get a learner's permit than a gun permit.
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