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User avatar #278 - dementedllama (01/13/2013) [-]
I hope I live long enough to see "Anti vs pro-laser pistol" debates.
User avatar #210 - thisisdj (01/13/2013) [-]
Every one of those objects other than the gun have another purpose other than to kill someone. (I'm not taking a stance in this gun control debate because I ******* hate these ******** flamewars in the comments.)
User avatar #139 - awesomenessdefined (01/13/2013) [+] (1 reply)
It's actually really a great feeling to know that, even though I don't feel like going on a killing spree, the option is open if I ever feel like it.
#71 - anonymous (01/13/2013) [+] (19 replies)
The difference is that a bat, a guitar string or any other form of string, and a knife is tools rather than weapons. a gun is ONLY a weapon, that was made for killing, or making a serious injury.
#475 - anonymous (01/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
It's harder to beat, strangle or stab more than one person at once than it is to shoot a bunch of people at once. That's why many gun control laws don't take guns but restrict clip size. Quit with the false analogies.
User avatar #459 - givemecoke (01/13/2013) [-]
I was waiting for a Hitman joke.
#421 - derfnerf (01/13/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That is a lot of 						*******					 words in this thread!!!
That is a lot of ******* words in this thread!!!
#418 - sniffalot (01/13/2013) [-]
Mfw every comment in this thread.
User avatar #394 - captainromance (01/13/2013) [+] (10 replies)
So you're saying "there are so many ways of killing people, it makes no sense to try and make the easiest one harder"?
#412 to #394 - Gonnafly ONLINE (01/13/2013) [-]
Actually beating someone is the easiest
If you go into public with a gun people Will panic and attack you,
But if you just have a baseball bat That is less likely to happen allowing you to Kill your target by bashing their head In.

Obtaining a baseball bat is easier as well because there cheap and common
#368 - theseustheminotaur (01/13/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Why did this guy beat, strangle, stab, and shoot a corpse? Why didn't the other guy stop him? That's the main problem here.
User avatar #348 - lapsushominum ONLINE (01/13/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I feel really conflicted about this whole thing. On one hand I agree that it seems logical to assume that arming the populace, which generally tend to be good, if not acceptable, people, would reduce crime.

On the other hand, I've looked at statistics, and apparently the countries with the most AND the least gun deaths have guns legalized, meaning that it's obviously not so simple (not that I thought it was to begin with).

Also, to the point of people wanting guns to overthrow the government if they needed to, I also have conflicting thoughts that come down to too many variables. First of all, the government has resources in the military that would make guns basically useless, on the other hand, the general population far outnumbers the military, but like I said the technological difference makes me not think it would matter. Another variable that should be considered is if the government truly became incredibly terrible, who is to say the military itself might rebel, in which case the guns don't matter that way either?

Just thoughts.
#393 to #348 - bersrker (01/13/2013) [-]
Yeah, I like to go with what Canada is doing.   
< Basically, no automatics guns.    
   
Pistols are only allowed in three places, the gun shop, home and shooting range. No where else. (Of course you need to put the pistol in your car, but if you are caught with the pistol in your car at public place, just to stop in for a second, is illegal. You're allowed to go from your house to the place you want to go, then back. No pit stops)   
   
Rifles and shoot guns are allowed to be used in hunting, but besides that, the same rules as pistols.    
   
All guns must be under lock and key, and the ammo for said guns must be in a different room and also locked up.    
   
Thats what I think is a good system, but what can I say?
Yeah, I like to go with what Canada is doing.
< Basically, no automatics guns.

Pistols are only allowed in three places, the gun shop, home and shooting range. No where else. (Of course you need to put the pistol in your car, but if you are caught with the pistol in your car at public place, just to stop in for a second, is illegal. You're allowed to go from your house to the place you want to go, then back. No pit stops)

Rifles and shoot guns are allowed to be used in hunting, but besides that, the same rules as pistols.

All guns must be under lock and key, and the ammo for said guns must be in a different room and also locked up.

Thats what I think is a good system, but what can I say?
#274 - gardenjustice (01/13/2013) [-]
I don't know guys. I think that OP brings up a bunch of good points, gif related.
I don't know guys. I think that OP brings up a bunch of good points, gif related.
#87 - gladiuss (01/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I love track and field events. It's fun to watch the runners sprint away at the sound of the starter's rope. Wait.....that's a GUN, isn't it.
I love track and field events. It's fun to watch the runners sprint away at the sound of the starter's rope. Wait.....that's a GUN, isn't it.
#428 - TheInvader (01/13/2013) [-]
I am Neutral in this crisis
I am Neutral in this crisis
#350 - pukingrainbows (01/13/2013) [-]
This thread again? No thank you, OP.
This thread again? No thank you, OP.
#289 - filwit (01/13/2013) [+] (3 replies)
It'd be really ******* hard to kill 20 kids in a school by yourself with just a knife...

.. then again, they say we'll be able to print (yes, print) out guns soon... so these gun laws might not do **** anyways.
#70 - anonymous (01/13/2013) [+] (1 reply)
If guns are banned the crime rate will rise because most criminals don't obtain their weapons through legal means in the first place.
#65 - anonymous (01/13/2013) [+] (4 replies)
man all these gun posts are really ridiculous. I mean I guess it's fine that anyone can buy a firearm, you know whether they're mentally stable or not. And let's not forget "2nd amendment muh freedums" yeah when the second amendment was written that was about having a standing militia, which in today's day in age isn't relevant. Let's also keep in mind that when they wrote that there were not any fully automatic, even semi-automatic weapons that were portable and able to more than once without reloading. "DUUUUR if guns are illegal that will only stop law abiding folks from having them not dem der criminals" well it seems to work well enough in other countries doesn't it?
#44 - anonymous (01/12/2013) [-]
Guns laws should at least be more strict. Not banned, but more strict. I mean knife laws here are pretty strict.

Maybe I don't know, have people undergo mental assessment, and make it a lot harder to get a gun. Maybe then less psychopaths would have guns. I mean I know a lot of people say "oh they were nice people really" but if anyone could find underlying psychological problems it'd be a professional. So make the assessment compulsory for getting a gun.
#22 - anonymous (01/12/2013) [+] (7 replies)
I think the main difference is the other items have other uses. Knife cutting vegetables, bat for baseball. I'm not sure what exactly he strangled him with so skip that one. Guns are made for shooting animals, or warfare. They are hunting weapons, used for killing. We don't use guns for simple everyday tasks, like a knife. Their only use is killing living things. The only other use for guns I can think of is competition.

Guns are a lot like bows and arrows. So why aren't bows and arrows illegal as well, they are used for killing (originally) and are used in competition , well because they are harder to use. A gun is a bow and arrow an idiot can pick up and use in a few minutes. It is very hard for someone to pick up a bow and arrow and become deadly with it. We can't add laws on idiots so they add laws on guns.

In my opinion the thing they should do is make it a lot harder to get guns and have many mental tests to test your mental stability before you can have a gun. Someone told me that in Israel (may have been a different country), you are limited to bullets in your lifetime, and it takes around 2 years to get your gun, with many mental tests during those years. That way the idiots and insane don't get guns, but the people that actually want them and need them get them.



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