Guns make it too convenient to kill. Agree or disagree?

Mopvyzo USA 2012/12/19 12:20:08
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For those of you that disagree... tell that to the school children and teachers that were killed at Sandy Hook. Oh, that is right, you can't. They are dead. Remember that.

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  • Z 2012/12/19 12:29:28
    Disagree. More people are killed by cars and alcohol than guns. A woman in China killed 22 children with a knife in a school. The Oklahoma bomber killed hundreds with fertilizer. People will always find ways to kill people, and the weapon they use will change, but the number and the reasons will never change. Hell, even when we made assault weapons illegal, they were still used in Columbine. We need to encourage changes in the way we see self-defense, mental illness, and our policies in how to take care of children in schools. How can we claim we have the best interests of children in mind when our shooter policy is no different than the 50's policy on nuclear bombs. We must end the modern duck in place policy.

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  • Falcon 2012/12/24 12:35:21
    But... guns don't kill people, lunatics that are not in asylums because Ronald Reagen wanted to cut taxes kill people.

    So... the only thing left to do now is make sure guns are not available to those that should be in mental institutions.

    How do we do that since they are free to walk around?
  • 4570GOVT 2012/12/22 17:04:30
  • Olde' Smoke 2012/12/21 13:32:54
  • flrdsgns Olde' S... 2012/12/22 06:11:00
    Knives have a use in carving and cooking, guns have no use other than to kill.
  • bipolarbear 2012/12/21 04:18:56
  • Jesse James 2012/12/20 21:49:37
    Jesse James
    That's a no brainer...
  • C. C. Rider 2012/12/20 19:01:13
    C. C. Rider
    Guns have one purpose to kill. The GOP, Tea Terrorists, KKK, Cluster Faux have made sure to create a violent atmosphere for murder to flourish. Bloodlust is their con game and they have played it well. The time has come for more guns to be taken away from them.
  • Falcon C. C. R... 2012/12/24 12:36:28
    "Cluster FAUX"... I like that.
  • C. C. R... Falcon 2012/12/24 13:21:39
    C. C. Rider
    LOL Me too. It fits them so well. LOL
  • Wohuz 2012/12/20 08:47:03
    Guns make it very easy to kill, compared to cars and knives.
  • flrdsgns Wohuz 2012/12/22 06:13:20
    Cars are useful for transportation, Knives are useful for cooking. Guns have no use other than to kill.
  • OA 2012/12/20 08:43:24
    Soft targets make it too convenient to kill people.
  • Shifting Piece 2012/12/20 01:52:16
  • Olde' S... Shiftin... 2012/12/21 13:37:39
    Olde' Smoke
    Totally agree. People should be ashamed to use their political agenda during this tragedy
  • Doc. J 2012/12/20 01:32:20
    Doc. J
    What makes it convenient to kill, is the mind of a person that has never been taught, or bothered to understand the value OF life.

    I remember the 70s quite well.
    The was NO "gun control", there were guns, there was violence.....But slaughter on a large scale has been a development that began in the 80s.

    Y'see the people committing violence in the 70s, were people who grew up in the 50s. Fights were still done with fists, and you didn't have to kill a man to win.

    Also going back to cultural influences, the 60s and 70s produced very little music that reinforced the concept of life as disposable.
    The 80s began a WAVE of cultural influence from people who refered to women as
    "b!tches" in casual conversation....and "bustin a cap in someone's @ss" was how problems were solved.

    The guns have ALWAYS been here.
    But the mindset....has not. That's new......and that's what makes killing convenient.
  • Falcon Doc. J 2012/12/24 12:45:37
    Except maybe this one from the 60's...

  • Doc. J Falcon 2012/12/24 16:34:31
    Doc. J
    That's the kicker.
    That one, plus a couple from that time period, versus COUNTLESS examples from the 80s on.
  • miro.plachy 2012/12/19 23:38:58
    There is a reason they invented trigger locks, had Mrs. Lanzer done this simple thing to her guns and stored the amunition in a secret place other than next to the gun. The oucome could have been a lot different.
  • ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/12/19 22:51:44 (edited)
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    ʂıoвнaп ♡
    I agree in that guns do make it quite easier to kill than using a weapon like, say, a knife. You don't have to get up, close, and personal to kill with a gun.

    However, as far as gun control, I don't believe it would be worth it because it wouldn't work. Yeah, I don't believe it's necessary for someone to own a gun except for hunting or a small handgun for self-protection, but gun control laws probably would work as well as the drug laws in place do. In other words, guns could be outlawed, but then you'd have illegal gun trades going on. People seem to have this romantic idea of "if we outlaw it, it'll go away," but that's simply not the case in any fashion.
    However, one thing I believe could help is controlling who GETS guns (which I believe could be based off of mental stability) rather than the guns themselves, but that isn't foolproof either since someone who wants a gun and can't get one can just take someone else's.

    In the grand scheme of things, guns can cause many problems like the horrible tragedy that happened this past Friday, but gun control laws themselves aren't going to completely stop it. They can prevent it, yeah, but they can't stop it.
  • Hebsi 2012/12/19 22:49:19
    However, it's just as convenient to kill people with knives and other kinds of weapons. But guns definitely make it more convenient for people who want to kill mass amounts of people.
  • RICK 2012/12/19 22:28:39
    There is a reason law enforcement doesnt support gun control and supports conceal carry laws
  • Mopvyzo... RICK 2012/12/20 12:04:14
    Mopvyzo USA
    Because the pigs are too ineffective and incompetent to do the job that they are paid to do.
  • C. C. R... Mopvyzo... 2012/12/20 19:02:51
    C. C. Rider
    Also they are to busy breaking the law themselves.
  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/12/19 21:32:53
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    So do automobiles, knives, bows and arrows, clubs, and rocks. Convenience isn't an issue to someone bent on doing harm, and gun control simply doesn't control crime, violence, or intent.
  • The Andoxico 2012/12/19 20:51:06
    Don't know
    The Andoxico
    i think im on the fence with this one
  • Straud1976 2012/12/19 20:39:38
    The invention of the gun has made killing easier and convenient.
  • Stef and the City 2012/12/19 20:30:21
    Stef and the City
  • mich52 2012/12/19 20:21:40
  • johnnyg 2012/12/19 19:42:16
    I'm 49. I've been shooting since I was 5 or 6, so long ago I can't remember. Been in LOTS of fights NEVER used a gun in a fight. I've shot beer cans and paper plates. LOL
  • Austin Low 2012/12/19 19:27:49
    Austin Low
    Guns do not kill people do think about it. Now with that said there is no way to stop people from getting guns. If your smart you would know that people could make guns easy. Guns are like drugs. Always a market for them and always someone to get them. So if you think gun control is right then you might as well spit in the faces of our forefathers. And if you want to do that then get the hell out of my country.
  • JCD aka... Austin Low 2012/12/19 20:42:38
    JCD aka "biz"
    You would have problems moving to a country which does not have gun control. Maybe Somalia.
    Almost all other Western countries have gun control laws (generally not a total ban), and they also have far lower intentional homicide rates.
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ JCD aka... 2012/12/19 22:06:50
  • JCD aka... Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/12/19 23:46:57
    JCD aka "biz"
    Thank you.
    Still, I have problems with the info given in these tables.
    - Luxembourg (total population: 400,000) has an average murder rate of around 2-2.5.
    - Handguns are supposed to be "allowed" in France. That is true only in very rare cases, when the person's life is seriously threatened. I could never obtain a permit to carry or even own a handgun.
    - even in countries with a fairly high percentage of "households with guns", you can own a gun only if you are a licensed hunter (my son is one).
    - some countries have a tradition of joining shooting clubs, but again, gun owners must be registered, and for instance in Switzerland, I just read that you are only allowed to own one weapon.
    - Swiss males are required to serve each year in the Army (three weeks), and to keep their Army rifle at home. Not allowed to carry them to the local Migros supermarket!
  • JCD aka... JCD aka... 2012/12/19 23:47:37
    JCD aka "biz"
    In most countries, the key word is "control", not "ban".
  • CODE 11 2012/12/19 18:21:40
    CODE 11
    If there had been an armed securty guard stationed at the front door..there would have been one death . If the Principal had been armed, and trained, when she rushed the front door,there would have been only one death.
  • johnnyg CODE 11 2012/12/19 19:44:23
    Or retired military or police as "janitors" with weapons ready to protect our kids.
  • CODE 11 johnnyg 2012/12/20 18:13:12
    CODE 11
    hear hear
  • Falcon johnnyg 2012/12/24 12:49:31
    Do you want to keep paying them as janitors or should they be paid as police officers?
  • johnnyg Falcon 2012/12/24 21:33:29
    Paid as janitors. What difference does it make?? School shooting are very rare.
  • Falcon johnnyg 2012/12/27 19:04:06
    That's typical from the right. Do you think soldiers should get extra pay for putting their life on the line or should they get the same pay as a soldier sitting in San Diego flying a drone that is halfway around the world?

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