I am not sure why there are no details to be found about this story but the
truth is that it was accidental.. One friend shooting another, and then himself.
I feel for the parents of both of these children...
People who want to do away with, or ban all guns, I would ask, How? Exactly how
do you do it? Make them illegal? Ya, that would work, because then guys who
break laws everyday would just find a way to get them, like they do illegal
drugs.`Maybe you want to stop the manufacture of all firearms? Again, criminals
could fashion a firearm rather easily now days, especially with the info easily
available on the internet. So, what is your solution? More laws? Registrations
that only law abiding citizens will obey. Criminals who commit crimes with guns
will never obey laws or register their weapons. Over 99% of people who own a
firearm will never use it against another person. Even if you got rid of every
firearm ever produced, you would still have crime, and as evidenced by the
Boston bombing, really messed up people will resort to weapons of mass
destruction as their tool to create havoc. So, again, what is your answer?
I still don't get it....What part of "...shall not be infringed"
don't people understand????? I don't own a gun and don't know
that I ever will, but there should be NO GUN CONTROLS AT ALL. You should not
have to have a permit to carry, or a background check or anything. If you want
a gun, just go to the store and buy one and that's it.It
doesn't matter WHAT controls the government tries to put into place,
criminals will ALWAYS find a way to get a gun. Period.So why stop
the good guys from having one??? It makes no sense at all.
Beverly; I read both posted articles about this shooting, and the details are
non existent. You are right it is a shame that it happened, but how do you know
that it isn't a matter of self defense. there are simply not enough
details to make that decision, and as lobotech says, I don't want to be a
victim. As for 'not here', I agree with you, an 18 year old
shouldn't be able to buy a handgun. or smokes, or booze.
RE: Beverly Guns have almost no regulation? How did you come to that
determination? Especially if what you claimed in previous posts is factual,
that you are, or at least were in the business of law enforcement.You can
give me 100 terrible cases in which a fire arm was abused. I can give an equal
number in which they saved at least one life.But as a veteran of this
countries military, in which I stood up for your rights. Even your right to be
critical of me. You decide to take MY rights?IF you wish to stand
aside and be a victim, please feel free. But I refuse to.
Dear Dogchow: We regulate cars. You need a driver's license, a
vehicle inspection, a license and registration. We require these things because
we know that cars can be dangerous if they are not taken care of and if people
don't know how to properly use them. Gun have almost no regulation and we
kill over 30,000 people every year in America with guns. We are all responsible
for our collective failure to act.
Re; dogchow 1 Or the problem is the culture that is trying to get
it so teenagers can own a hand gun at 18, but heaven help them if they try to
buy a pack of smokes or a beer. Is this the same culture your taking about in
the state in with you live?
Re: BeverlyThe usual anti-gun spiel.It could just as easily read:Another senseless death with a car. How many Utahans will be killed with
a car before we realize that doing nothing is contributing to these unnecessary
deaths. Yes, "Cars don't kill people, people kill people." In
reality it is "People with cars kill people." Or insert
knives, or whatever else gets your goat...The problem is not the method,
(people will find a way), the problem is the culture and morals in our society.
Another senseless death with a gun. How many Utahans will be shot and killed
with a gun before we realize that doing nothing is contributing to these
unnecessary deaths. Yes, "Guns don't kill people, guns kill
people." In reality it is "People with guns kill people."