Please don’t leave dumb comments like:
He’s just one moron, not all gun owners are that dumb
What do you expect from a damn (insert name of ethnic group or race you hate)?
Most gun owners are responsible people who would never leave a gun on a table near a child
Jesus and the 2nd Amendment allow me to have a gun. F*ck you liberal asshole, tree-hugging, socialist, Nazi pig
etc. etc. etc.
Her name was Andrea Pia Yates and she was 36 years old. She stared straight ahead as she answered questions and said, with little energy, that she understood her rights.
“Who killed your children?” the officer asked.
“I killed my children.” Her eyes were blank.
“Why did you kill your children?”
“Because I’m a bad mother.”
Given your views; do you support licensing, finger printing, testing, local governmental approval of people before they have children?
If not, why is it different from gun owners?
The defense for limited gun control always seems to fall back on the ridiculous argument that there are countless other ways that people can die other than from guns. I’m not opposed to gun ownership, but I do believe that as we are talking about lethal weapons that must be some regulations as there are driving a car or possessing dynamite. 332,000 American have died from handguns since the year 2000, over a million in the past hundred years. Neither mentally ill parents, hammers or screwdrivers (aka: other “tools) have killed that many people. I’m sorry that gun regulations are so frightening to people who believe that any gun regulation is one too many regulation or that one gun regulation is going to mean the end of your right own a gun. Speaking as a social worker, I can’t help but wonder why gun regulation is such intimidating, unstabilizing prospect for some gun owners?
Speaking as a social worker, I can’t help but wonder why gun regulation is such intimidating, unstabilizing prospect for some gun owners?
Such a loaded, (completely BS) question but I’ll answer.
It is because we’ve studied history and know that ‘gun regulation’ isn’t any such nor is there any evidence that gun grabbers will stop with ‘reasonable’ or common sense laws.
Since 1934 law after law after law has been introduced to ‘control gun violence’ — and each time there is another law waiting in the wings. Another promise that ‘just one more law’ will finally control all that violence.
More importantly pro-rights advocates don’t fall for the phony push that is about ‘gun violence’. We understand this is about fundamental rights and liberty. By focusing on the guns; many anti-rights advocates slide in incredibly invasive and restrictive laws.
That is why I point out that gun control advocates are incredibly hypocritical in what rights they want to restrict. More people are killed due to drinking alcohol than firearms; want to try prohibition again?
People break the law and people die due to religion — guess that is a bad example; many anti-rights cultists would be happy to outlaw some religions.
People break the law and die to do freedom of speech — yet here you are blogging away without a license, without a background check, without being fingerprinted, showing competency, etc.
It isn’t about ‘guns’ as much as you want to — after all, the firearms don’t shoot people themselves — we know you are after the rights of the people.
Do you disagree?
Of course I disagree! LOL. Once again you resort to the standard tiring defense: There are million ways people can die, why pick on guns. Duh. But you did answer my question indirectly Bob. You are so intimidated and afraid of life without your gun, that you and no doubt many if not most gun owners, have become completely paranoid that there is a grand conspiracy to take away the only thing that exists in this world you genuinely believe gives you some sense of security. Sad.
I don’t think that even happened in this country but here it goes.
I’ve seen all kinds that own guns. Me, I’ve had one accidental discharge in my life and I’ve been shooting 19 years. IMO that was one to many. This man was irresponsible as all get out flashing his gun in public, not re-holstering the weapon in it’s proper holster if he had one, and shoving the thing in his waistband with the safety OFF leaving it in reach of his child. Ever hear of explosive castration? This is not a representative of your average gun owner, just a poor example of an idiot. Yes, I am breaking one of your “dumb comment” rules but it is as it is.
I had two young boys who lived in my home for a period of time. Instead of going spastic as you are I limited their access to guns and educated both of them on gun safety till they could repeat it in their sleep. I even did what my dad did with me when I was there age, took them out and showed them what a gun could do. I even bought them a BB gun *GASP* that they could shoot with proper supervision to reinforce the point.
They are tools, nothing more. I’ve expended more ammunition on paper and cans then I have at people or animals. They can put food on the table or deter someone from doing something detrimental to you and your family as I have had to do two times in the past. At the same token they can cause irreparable damage and tragedy. It’s all the intent of the user. More people die each year due to hammers than the so called “assault rifle.” Perhaps better use could be made with hammer control. Or perhaps that user will just switch to kitchen cutlery.
take away the only thing that exists in this world you genuinely believe gives you some sense of security. Sad.
What is sad is your projection of fear onto others. We aren’t the ones so fearful we have to disarm everyone. We aren’t the ones so fearful of people exercising their rights we try to restrict those rights.
The firearm is ONE of many tools; just like the lights on my house, the lock on my doors and the common sense I exercise that I use to keep me safe.
It isn’t paranoia to recognize that each person (according to the FBI) stands an 80% chance of being the victim of a violent crime in their life time. It isn’t paranoia to take reasonable precautions – you just can’t accept that other people see being armed as reasonable.
Peddle your psycho-babble to someone else. I’m not buying it.
This is Chad Pickering, the proud Open Carrier who shot his 17 year-old neighbor three times on her porch because she complained about his lawn mower. Chad is an Iraq vet who was being treated for PTSD. Chad also stated that gun violence prevention advocates are “retards” who are “taking this country down the drain.”