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#54 - taintedangel
Reply +44
(01/26/2013) [-]
The gun is not the problem. It never was. The problem is that you can easily get one, even if you are mentally unstable or untrained.

The gun doesn't kill the person, it's only a tool. The killer is the one holding the gun with the malcontent/fear to pull the trigger.
#208 to #54 - Hiddendemon
Reply 0
(01/26/2013) [-]
while i do agree with your point of view, as I own a couple hunting guns, i wouldn't care if assault weapons are banned, those are specifically made to kill people.
#177 to #54 - dadukesta
Reply 0
(01/26/2013) [-]
And several news studies have shown it's impossible to stop the off the record selling of guns because people sell them illegally in parking lots. I saw a big news report on it, this one guy was selling a barret 50 cal to complete strangers no questions asked.
#61 to #54 - shaddz
Reply +6
(01/26/2013) [-]
unstable people can get hold of hammers pretty easily too, what's your point
#75 to #61 - generaljosh
Reply +12
(01/26/2013) [-]
You can't mow down a crowd of people with a hammer
inb4 thor
#66 to #61 - TheMacDaddy
Reply +17
(01/26/2013) [-]
and baseball bats, cars, and knifes. All used more in murders then guns
#178 to #66 - TheMather
Reply +1
(01/26/2013) [-]
More assaults, yes, but not murders.
www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius_04/offenses_reported/violent_crime/murder.html#table2_9
If you look at that table, you'll see that firearms make for the murder weapon in just under two thirds of all homicides that take place in the US.
#226 to #178 - shaddz
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(01/26/2013) [-]
yea thats the united states only because they can get hold of guns, look up rates for other countries that can't for a fair comparison of what it would be like without the guns.
#227 to #226 - TheMather
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(01/26/2013) [-]
Canada, seems to have very lenient gun laws:
www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/canada - Rougly 1/3

Norway, very lenient gun laws for a European first-world nation;
www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/norway - Roughly 1/10, though this varies wildly because of the low numbers.

Japan, stricy laws:
www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/japan - 1/21.

The UK, very strict gun laws;
www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/united-kingdom - Roughly 1/30.
#131 to #66 - starzero
Reply -1
(01/26/2013) [-]
*than.

You have a good point.
#70 to #66 - taintedangel
Reply 0
(01/26/2013) [-]
Also, you can make anything you can grab into a weapon, fyi.

Hammers, baseball bats, a garden hose, a chain, forks, fire pokers, your fists, ect.
#72 to #70 - gggman
Reply +11
(01/26/2013) [-]
How many of them can hit multiple targets within a matter of seconds like a gun?
#65 to #61 - taintedangel
Reply 0
(01/26/2013) [-]
That is my point.

The. Gun. Is. A. Tool. Just like a hammer.
#64 to #61 - jgd
Reply +12
(01/26/2013) [-]
well if i wear to point a hammer at you and squeeze it i would look silly.