Numbers don't lie but they also don't always answer the question. I think either suggestion would work. 1. Remove all guns from citizens and government, or 2. Give guns to all citizens and government. The 1st one wouldn't work because ther is no real way to remove every gun for citizens and the government wouldn't disarm itself. The 2nd could work. I bet the drive by shootings would stop when the car got filled with holes from both sides of the street as it tried to get away. :) Just a crazy thought.
Well this would no doubt make commuting to and from work interesting.
John Stossel interviewed prison inmates who said they would never consider robbing a person if they thought there might be a chance of them being armed.
Very good at math. Maybe that number could be reduced to less than 34 if they made obtaining a gun at least as hard as say...getting a driver's license.
Making guns harder to get would only increase gun crimes. Less guns equals less self defence from criminals.
Horribly flawed logic. We're not talking less guns. We're talking less ILLEGAL guns. So yes....people that obtained a gun illegally would not have that means to protect themselves. If they had to obtain that gun illegally do we really want it in their hands anyway?
And the increase in gun crime would only be an increase in possession of gun crimes and crimes committed with illegal guns...because there would be stricter registration laws.
tougher gun laws only make it harder for good people to get guns. Jamal McThuggenstein is still going to be able to get guns illegally no matter how hard it is to get legal ones.
Why would it be hard for good people to get guns? What kind of laws and restrictions are you thinking there would be?
And again flawed logic..we can't not pass laws just because a criminal will get around them. Do you think laws protecting minors should be repealed simply because John T. Pedophile is going to find a way to perv on a 13 year old anyway?
This article misses the point too. It's assuming that gun control = no one carries guns around anymore.