try to keep it somewhat civil, spinoff of my picture thread about guns tht got turned into a political debate
im all about guns. they are a hobby and a sport. i also use them to protect myself and my family. i dont understand why people think they are bad. people do bad things with guns, but if they didnt have a gun, they are going to find another way of getting the job done. so therefor, banning guns is not going to stop violence. it will only make the unarmed citizens less able to defend themselves against an evil doer. most criminals who commit crimes with guns do not use guns that they obtained legally, which means they will have guns and the normal citizens wont. sure, there are instances where people have used guns that they did obtain legally, such as the VT shooter. now if he didnt have a gun, he would still have found away to wreak havok on his fellow students, whether it be a bomb or just running around slashing people with a knife.
it has been proven in many countries and states here in the USA that places that have banned guns, the violence goes up a huge amount. the criminals are no longer fearful that they may come accross an armed citizen.
i will reply more with the more that gets said and suggested in this thread. but i feel like im sorta rambling. kinda a hard subject to get up and running so here it is. have fun and keep it somewhat peaceful.