I am an atheist or more agnostic, but I would say that this post was in poor
taste. I don't know your religious beliefs, but respect others. And,
respect how other's grieve.
the same god that stood by and allowed this to happen?
No flaming, but respectful disagreement.
You couldn't be much older than me, if at all. I went to University of
Texas. I don't recall students openly carrying guns. As a matter of fact,
students not carrying guns is a good thing. For one, Freshmen are 18 years
old and wet behind the ears. Second, as much as we drank back then, and
what the kids do now; the last I want is guns and alcohol.
Now picture a scenario where a gunman comes into a class, and opens fire.
Then if 1/4 of the class of sub 22 year olds are packing, take out there
firearms, then chaos and bullets fly everywhere; and if the gunmen actually
does get hit, so do alot of other unarmed bystanders. Also, the gunman
would change his tactics with respect to everyone packing; and the
bodycount is the same, if not higher.
How about finding a way to keep people from popping a circuit, and
recognizes signs of someone about to do something like this, instead of
debating the gun issue?
I can think of at least 31 students who would probably disagree with that
I believe current US law requires one to be 21 to purchase a handgun, and
therefore most states' CCW laws (for those states who believe in freedom)
require the person to be 21.
I believe most states have severe punishments for those who consume alcohol
while carrying a firearm. Since those who apply for and receive CCW
permits/licenses tend to follow the law, it's not unreasonable to think that
the firearm/alcohol problem wouldn't be a problem.
Picture another scenario, where the gunman, knowing that he has the only
firearm in the room, lines everyone up against the wall and kills them one
after another. But hey - at least there weren't any "accidental" shootings.
You mean like not walking into a building, locking everyone in, and picking
people off at will?
Obviously, the current philosophy isn't working... so there's two other
A. Ban all firearms. Ask the Brits or Aussies how well that works...
B. Allow people to defend themselves by carrying their own weapon.
Okay - that's option C - mind control. I gotta admit, I missed that one.
Let's put you in a room with 100 random people. If you can pick out the one
who's going to lose his mind tomorrow, I'll back your plan. Until then,
option B still looks like the best plan to me.
Of course there is severe punishment for possesion under the influence. Do
you think a 21 year old thinks of this?
Do me a favor, and study possible scenarios if at least 1/4 of 50 people had
a gun. First off, a percentage will panic, and unload anywhere. Another
percentage will unload on anything that moves. A trained police officer at
a range of 10 feet with a handgun in a firefight will hit the intended
target an average of 2-3 times per 10 shots. Don't believe me? Ask a
police officer or someone who knows what they are talking about. I am
talking a trained police officer who has experience, extensive training and
practice, and who has to requalify every year. I am also considering the
gun man not wearing body armour, because that changes things as well. The
problem is people either watch too much TV, or only shoot in a range under
ideal conditions, and do not understand just how inaccurate a hand gun
really is. I am not advocating taking everyone's guns away. I just think
the whole thought process of advocating everyone to carry a firearm is
ridiculous. Also, something that is never talked about is the mental affect
of carrying a firearm. I'm talking about the superiority complex some get
when carrying a firearm. This is something that is also studied, and I
encourage others to do their own research for themselves on it. I call it
the Deputy Dawg syndrome. If the gunman lines up everyone as you say, then
at least this gives extra time for a trained individual to respond, as well
as give the gunman a chance to think twice. I'll take my chances with
this, over bullets flying wildly everyone, not giving a chance for the
situation to be controlled.
As I said, I'm not for banning all firearms, but if you want to ask the
Brits or Aussies as you state; you will notice that these mass shootings do
not happen as near as much as here in the United States. Do you think that
no one in Great Britian or Australia has a firearm? Maybe, I recommend
famialiarizing yourself with the gun laws of these countries. A private
citizen can own a firearm in these countries.
Your "mind control" argument is over reaching don't you think? I never said
anything about mind control. With all due respect, This sounds like the
Black Helicopter conspiracy theorists that are in militias. I'm talking
about researching the root cause of what makes one malfunction like this.
Whether you like it or not, science will find a way to recognize these
individuals before something like this happens.
Nuclear weaponry forces a form of self-regulation that has
never occurred before because everyone understands the weapon
is a horrible one.
Look at the US-USSR. For 60 years, two nations, intensely
hostile towards one another, armed to the teeth, don't go
to war [directly] against one another!
Has anything like that ever happened before in human history?
Not certain but it must be a very unlikely situation.
Maybe there is something to be said for every nation having
nuclear weapons, and every individual carrying a .45, in the
name of world peace and social harmony of course!
Let's see... when only one country had nukes, over 200,000 people were
killed by them. Since the proliferation of nuclear weapons, the death total
from nuclear weapon use has been.... ummm.... zero.
Ya can't argue with numbers
We have no evidence that the Pakistan Gov. is harboring and aiding Bin
Ladin. Nice try with typical leftist hatred that does nothing towards
presenting a solution. Do the Democrats have any plan for anything at
all or is it all about what they don't like?
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