@ Hutterite,That point you missed? It's over there, in plain sight.
We aren't discussing ballistic missiles, or any other strictly controlled
explosive. We are discussing where the President got his ideas on gun control.
It should be obvious what works and what doesn't and gun bans don't
work. Chicago is the poster child for bad gun laws and bad criminal justice
systems, among other things.
@MountanmanAmen.We have our liberties because we have
the right to bear arms.No country has become more free or secure by
depriving citizens of rights and liberties.Only the government
becomes more secure in it's power and control over the people.Anyone making the argument that government is too big and powerful to fight is
making the argument that the government is too big and powerful, and that we
need to make things "well regulated" again, and tip the balance of power
back to the people.
I don't carry a gun to kill people.I carry a gun to keep from being
killed.I don't carry a gun to scare people.I carry a gun
because sometimes this world can be a scary place.I don't carry
a gun because I'm paranoid.I carry a gun because there are real
threats in the world. I don't carry a gun because I'm
evil.I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the
world. I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government. I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.I carry a gun so that I
don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be
Chicago where I was born has a higher gunshot rate than New York City more than
twice a large. New York is tough on gangs. Dhicago is not. Banning guns does
not help. The homicide rate is half what it was 30 years ago, but you
wouldn't know it from the media. People in Chicago need to have guns to
protect their family and a watchdog is a good idea too. If I were a teacher I
Cars weren't designed to commit mass murder. Alcohol is strictly regulated;
shall we do the same with guns, or is this a bad example? Most of chicago's
confiscated guns come from a shop in Riverdale, just outside Chicago. The
president doesn't control the price of petroleum or the products made from
it. The second amendment does not entitle you to ballistic missiles. And the
reason we should do something about gun violence is because what we've done
up to this point, nothing, hasn't worked.
let see Chicago has the most strict gun laws in the country. the girl who
performedat his inguration and later killed. The killer was still on the street
after a third violation of probation. People look at the facts it isn't the
gun its the thugs. nothing will change until people are held accountable for
thier actions. This society has lost all value for human life. So take a gun
away and thugs will turn to knives, hammers, bats, etc.no law will compenisate
for the failure in the home.
Ummmmm..... Chi-Town already has strict firearm laws..... sounds like they are
not working. And don't give me "well these criminals buy their guns out
of the city" stuff. Criminals don't buy guns from gun stores criminals
would never pay what we non criminals would pay for a gun. Im glad the Pres
wants to change something...... Hope and Change are what he ran on havent seen
it yet.... Gas, food, tires, oil have all tripled in price since he took office,
I want to believe in our leaders but they fail us all to much. As we get poorer
they get richer..... its the way it is and the way it always will be. So please
leave me my pellet gun so I can kill me a pigeon for dinner.
Proposals that are intended to violate Constitutional rights such as President
Obama's, are not worthy of a vote in Congress. Would he suggest that a
vote to pass legislation that prohibits the use of the internet for political
speech, which would violate the 1st Amendment, be worthy of a vote in Congress?
I doubt it. So why does he propose a vote in order to violate the 2nd
What about "senseless" acts of violence committed by drunk drivers who
kill with vehicles? Is Mr. Obama's proposing to restrict the the
manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol?My opposition to gun
control has roots in Detoit gun violence and currupt police officers. The
criminals have guns and the law abiding citizens have guns to protect themselves
from the criminal AND the currupt police.My further oppostion to gun
control comes from reading and understanding the Constitution (which, even
setting aside the 2nd Amendment debate, does not authorize Congress to take
acation against individuals' right to gun ownership).Lastly,
perhaps a peak into the history of governments that eliminated undesirable
groups or individuals typically did so onces those populations were unarmed.
Try comparing the millions of innocents slaughtered by armed governments against
their unarmed citizens.