If nobody owned guns, nobody would be shooting people. To everyone but America, the need to abolish such stupidly lax rights is greater than ever. Let’s face it, if guns had been outlawed years and years ago, like they should’ve been, there’s a great argument that the Aurora and Sandy Hook shootings may not have happened because the perpatrators behind those attacks wouldn’t have got the guns so easily.
The whole reason, for Americans to bear arms is to protect themselves from the British, should we decide to invade. Like that’s going to happen (!) The US is more powerful than the UK. The UK is not going to invade. Hence, the Second Amendment being (pretty much) invalid.
The argument that kapoole mentions: ‘To me the number of people who have died from gunfire solidifies my point that I should have the right to own a gun. If there are people out there killing others with guns, I feel like I need to be able to defend myself’… As a civilised human being, I cannot begin to comprehend your view. If America caught up with the rest of civilisation and outlawed guns, justice would be done.
The attitude of the people has put the President between a rock and a hard place. He is under pressure from both sides of the argument, but is on the right path. Outlawing guns will be an act that reflects well upon America in later years. However, the people just don’t care. They protest. But how many massacres will it take until their moral compasses point anywhere near north?
Why is it that many Western countries, such as Britain, only have had to have 1, 2 or maybe even 3 massacres before they raise their hands and say: ‘We were wrong. Guns have got to go’. The UK only had 2 major massacres (Hungerford and Dunblane), each resulting in tightened gun laws. [Northern Island is a little freer, but nowhere near as bad as America.] We do have some pro-gun organisations, but hardly anyone’s heard of them and not a lot care because the UK is safe. Check this: The United Kingdom has one of the lowest rates of gun homicides in the world. There were 0.07 recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm per 100,000 inhabitants in 2010, compared to the 3.0 in the United States (over 40 times higher) and 0.21 in Germany (3 times higher).
I rest my case.