When somebody kicks in the back door to your house and threaten you and the police are 30 minutes away, let’s see how that sounds. Just had a situation in Littleton NC where bad guys broke in and one held the husband while the other made the wife go tot eh bank and take money out. But when the one with the wife returned to get his partner, they weren’t content so they tied them up and set fire to the house. The wife died a horrible death, the husband is in the hospital. They sure could have used a gun instead of dying a horrible death.
We do care, deeply but the senseless lack of intellectual debate is distracting us from the real issues. The anti-gun community continues to do and say things that are so wrong it hurts. MSNBC ran a video showing the impact of an AR-15 on a watermelon. You could clearly see the shotgun shell eject!! USAToday ran an article showing the “possible” attachments to an AR-15 although none had been used in the mass killing they were discussing. Among the attachments were a Chain Saw!! The ignorance is appalling. If we could talk in an informed way and not endure the endless emotional ploys and name calling, we might make some progress. I have had people call me a jail bird, a criminal, a Trump fan, an NRA member NONE of which is true but that doesn’t stop them from the lies they continue to spew forth.
I have been asking that question repeatedly but it goes ignored and unanswered. The guns have been around for a long time but something changed in our society to change the very fabric of our values. I suspect it is more than one singular thing but a combining of several things at once. - The problem is politicians (and Hollywood stars) really care about the appearance they care and they are going for the easy low hanging fruit, guns. Nobody on the anti-gun side wants to recognize that there are a variety of weapons and the real problem is the people. Somehow we have to tackle the mental health – people issue. Instead of the law Florida passed where they can seize somebody’s guns if somebody calls and says a person is a danger to to others, why not seize the person that is a danger to others and confine him and get him the help he needs?
That is why in discussion in an Self Defense forum, most will way they will not act to stop a robber in a store. The company has insurance, let them use it. If one’s own life or family is in danger, then they will act. If it is the life os some stranger, it get shaky, some will, some won’t but either way, you will have to live with the consequences of your decision and decided not to act is a decision.
Maybe he got it from some criminal adult or kid friend who already had “acquired” one. But wholehearted AGREE with people need and MUST to keep their weapons secured from people legally in the home, like kids, and illegally in the home, like thieves. Either way, all weapons should always be secured. The best place to keep a gun from falling into the hands of a child or some unwanted person in by being carried on-body, either IWB or OWB. IWB is better IMHO.
Couple of years back, Japan had a mass killing by knife. 19 dead plus the wounded, that’s more than the Florida school killing. England is now struggling with knife control.
It sounds like we need resource officers as the evil keep using different weapons. Two school kids from the school in Florida pulled knives out today and the resource officer was sleeping in his car. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article206102889.html
“Semi-automatic (where the shooter has to pull the trigger for each bullet fired) gives the shooter greater control, vs semi-automatic—one pull and hold of the trigger for continuous spew of bullets.” I think you meant "Fully automatic, not semi-automatic as semi automatics do not produce “a continuous spew of bullets.” I assumed a typo.
Which ones do you want to tell? How about the two students that carried knives into the school? http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article206102889.html“One student pulled a knife out of her bra after a lunchtime confrontation, according to an arrest report. Another student was reported to a teacher Tuesday after he allegedly displayed a knife on a bus the day before.” - Or maybe you want to tell them about the Officer that was suspended for sleeping in his car in the school parking lot instead of guarding the students. - I am sorry if Biathonnut is correct and facts offend you but he is correct. Back when I was in the service, killing an enemy took up to an estimated 6 people to care for the wounded. If killed it only removed one, the dead.
“ah, yes, lee – when you take out your brain, do you play with it. ask ..” Looking past the incorrect capitalization and the rude snide emotional ploy, No I don’t play with it. I don’t need to take it out to play, yours is laying around unused! - BTW, crime has soared in Australia since due to nobody being able to stop the criminals.