Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Your analogy is flawed in that it takes a majority to pass legislation (which is no easy task particularly when it comes to the Second Amendment) while it only takes a single nut to do the evil of Boston or Aurora or Sandy Hook. it is the fallacy of false equivalency.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Cept in the case of Aurora, he went to the one movie complex that was a gun free zone and it was illegal and did **** all to stop him.
Cept in the case of Sandy Hook, one single teacher with concealed carry could have stopped or slowed the shooter enough to make all the difference.
Criminals dont care how illegal it is. They break the law with impunity. The best defense is a legal, semi trained, concealed carrying member of the school staff that engages the shooter long enough to allow a proper police response or even stops/kills/bleeds out the shooter and stops a tragedy.
if a certain level of gun control actually suggests it has decreased crime, the answer of the gun banners is IF SOME DECREASES SOME CRIME, MORE WILL DECREASE MORE
gun control is based on a faith based belief system. logic and fact has no use in trying to change the minds of the gun haters
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
And because of yesterday's hunt for the second bomber, which required Bostonians to "shelter in place" and which led to this 19-year old being found in a backyard boat, I'd like to think that many knee-jerk gun control advocates in Boston are now rethinking their positions. How many folks who don't own guns, do you suppose, wished fervently yesterday that they did?