Do You Believe Gun Control Will Stop Mass Killings?

Lady Willpower 2013/01/14 01:58:48

Let's face it: if you think gun control will stop mass killings, you are naive. Take away guns and there will be an escalation in violence. Not only will violence escalate but the means of creating that violence will rise to the next level. A few mouse clicks around the internet plus a simple trip to Wal-Mart or the local grocery or handware store will provide enough ingredients to create all the destruction anyone set on killing a lot of people will need.

Anyone who is deadset on committing suicide and taking as many others with them as possible, won't stop or think twice about not being able to get their hands on a gun. All they have to do is pack a suicide vest with enough explosives to take out a mall, a building or a city block. There are enough examples of how effective this can be. The question is: do we really want to bring this level of violence to our own country?

If we want to stop the violence, we are not going to do it by taking away guns. The only path to stopping violence is to teach our children how to live peaceful, calm lives. We accomplish that by teaching children discipline, self-respect and self-esteem. We make them a priority in our lives and show an interested by including them in our lives instead of sending a message that we are too busy to pay attention to their problems, their fears and their anxieties. Make them feel as though they are wanted instead of shut out.

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  • millermedia 2013/01/14 02:00:42 (edited)
    Gun control will only limit law abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and make them more vulnerable to criminals and government takeover.

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  • Rodney 2014/04/08 01:20:11
    NO! It will only increase the amount of violence. Out of all the places that have been shot up, how many were "Gun Free Zones"? Answer...ALL OF THEM.
  • Wolfy 2014/04/06 11:30:11
  • GINGERBREAD 2013/03/21 16:22:08
    Afterv they pass all these "GUN CONTROL" laws, only the government will be allowed to do all that mass killings
  • Jensenmk 2013/02/01 00:06:33
  • Leona Hill 2013/01/31 17:54:06
    Leona Hill
    Absolutely not. It will leave lawabiding people severely limited in their defenses against terrorists who WILL have guns, whether we do or not.
  • Hakking 2013/01/31 16:15:57 (edited)
  • 4570GOVT Hakking 2013/01/31 20:05:44
    BINGO - Well Said !
  • gregory.brown.5030 2013/01/31 12:53:08
    No, I believe that they will continue until the left has full disarmament of all of America.
  • Prophet 2013/01/31 04:08:46
    NO! But a good strong cup of botulism could destroy even greater numbers.
  • RogerCoppock 2013/01/31 02:47:30 (edited)
    It will take some time for horde of guns out there to dwindle, a couple of decades. When that happens, yes, we will see a reduction in causalities from mass gun killings.

    No program can completely stop mass killings, however. Some nut will find a gun somewhere. Other nuts, the small fraction of the bright and resourceful ones, will find other methods to kill many people.
  • Hakking RogerCo... 2013/01/31 16:21:02 (edited)
  • 4570GOVT RogerCo... 2013/01/31 20:06:26
  • Jensenmk RogerCo... 2013/02/01 00:17:06
    Believing the propaganda and hyperbole, I see. Don't let facts (like gun free zones being a major contributing factor to the rare 'mass gun killings', or that they are hyperpublicized by the lame stream media to shape sheeples views) get in the way of your emotional misinformation.

    Again, guns and 99.9% of the owners are not the problem, but all law abiding citizens will be see the negative impact of disarming the populace.
  • Lady Wi... RogerCo... 2013/02/03 02:39:53
    Lady Willpower
    That would be why the UK (with strong gun laws) has just outdistanced the US when it comes to gun violence.
  • RogerCo... Lady Wi... 2013/02/03 02:53:48
    Documentation and data, please?
  • Lady Wi... RogerCo... 2014/04/07 01:47:39
    Lady Willpower
    Oh no. I don't justify myself to you. If you want documentation and data, you find it yourself.
  • RogerCo... Lady Wi... 2014/04/07 09:25:40
    Caught you in a lie.
  • Lady Wi... RogerCo... 2014/04/08 01:10:14
    Lady Willpower
    What lie? is there something wrong with you? Seriously?

    I don't justify myself to you. No lie there.

    You want the information, you find it. I don't provide it. No lie there.

    You're just too damn lazy to do your own work and I'm not about to do it for you.

    Now get lost and stop wasting my time.
  • RogerCo... Lady Wi... 2014/04/08 01:42:51
    Your statement, "That would be why the UK (with strong gun laws) has just outdistanced the US when it comes to gun violence," is a total lie. You can not document it.
  • Zoomie 2013/01/25 00:44:11
    May 3, 1994 in a letter to the House of Representatives:
    “This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety ... While we recognize that assault-weapon legislation will not stop all assault-weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals.”

    Feb 6, 1989, at a birthday speech:
    “I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home.”

    Aug 8, 1986 at a signing ceremony for a bill banning importation and production of armor-piercing ammo in the U.S.:
    “Certain forms of ammunition have no legitimate sporting, recreational, or self-defense use and thus should be prohibited.”

    Nov 14, 1988 while speaking to high school students, during a Q&A; session with the kids:
    “Certain forms of ammunition have no legitimate sporting, recreational, or self-defense use and thus should be prohibited.”

    Author of all of the above: Ronald Reagan
  • RH Zoomie 2013/01/29 04:48:07
    The 2nd Amendment is not about sporting, recreational or self-defense. So everything he has said in the above is null and void.
  • gregory... Zoomie 2013/01/31 12:55:30
    Evidently the present administration does not agree with him, since they classify fully automatic weapons as "personal defense weapons."
  • 4570GOVT gregory... 2013/01/31 17:15:41
    NOTE* - " TRUE " assault weapons / rifles ARE FULLY AUTOMATIC ! ( machine guns )
    Machine Guns were regulated in 1934 by the N.F.A. - They were not banned BUT to have one requires you to " jump through hoops " . You must First pass an F.B.I. background check ( extensive ) - Next * - You must pay a $ 200.00 TAX - Next * - You must buy the gun ( VERY EXPENSIVE - $ 10,000.00 and UP with many selling for $ 50.000.00 - over $100,000.00 ) so you must be very rich to even own one . Next * - After you aquire your weapon , you MUST allow the B.A.T.F. to do Home Inspections ANY Time They Chose !
    SO .......... NO LEGAL assault weapons have EVER been used in ANY murder EVER !
  • gregory... 4570GOVT 2013/01/31 17:41:33
    Exactly. I was referring to the DHS request to purchase 7000 M-16s for personal defense weapons, however.
  • 4570GOVT gregory... 2013/01/31 20:10:43
    That's another matter . Exactly WHAT do they need them for ? ........ the coming storm perhaps ? The F.E.M.A. Camps won't fill themselves , now will they ?
  • gregory... 4570GOVT 2013/01/31 20:29:42
    Well, theirs is better than mine. maybe one day theirs will be mine.
  • 4570GOVT gregory... 2013/01/31 20:44:58
  • 4570GOVT 2013/01/23 16:49:10
    It will only make things MUCH WORSE !
  • Hakking 4570GOVT 2013/01/31 16:22:31
  • 4570GOVT Hakking 2013/01/31 17:24:24
    The whole " Modified " weapon thing is for the most part MADE UP by the Left !
    The B.A.T.F. inspects " ALL " semi-automatic Look Alike Guns to make sure that they Can't Be modified BEFORE they are offered for sale . Those stories from the Left are just that - Stories !
    Those stories come from way back when somebody invented a Drop In SEAR that made your semi-auto EMPTY THE MAGAZINE when you pulled the trigger . ( Not Good )
    Nobody wanted one because you could NOT control the rate of fire by firing a single shot - 3 shot burst - 5 - 10 - etc. It fired ALL your ammo at once .
  • American☆Atheist 2013/01/21 05:30:40
  • rightside America... 2013/01/23 00:32:33
    And criminals will willingly give up their guns????
  • America... rightside 2013/01/23 06:58:20
  • rightside America... 2013/01/23 17:28:04
    And we know who those criminals are and we know where they keep their illegal guns???
  • America... rightside 2013/02/01 02:25:16
  • gregory... America... 2013/01/31 12:56:37
    Since they are not talking about taking these weapons from criminals but legal citizens, your point is moot
  • debrarae POTL _ PWCM 2013/01/20 04:44:25
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    Gun Control will not stop mass Killing. Gun Control will only put weapons into the hands of criminals, while denying them to law abiding citizens.
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2013/01/19 15:16:26
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    In the thirties one could purchase a Tommie Gun with a barrel clip holding several dozen rounds and we had no mass killings of innocent people. The difference is the times we are in. The erosion of our morals has a lot to do with it.
  • Lady Wi... Bureauc... 2013/01/20 02:29:05
    Lady Willpower
    And the lack of discipline.
  • gregory... Lady Wi... 2013/01/31 12:57:33
    And government interference in our rights and homes.
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