Perhaps you haven't ever heard of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America?
If not, you really have no business commenting in a thread like this.
(btw, I won't tell you to go read it. If you want, I'll post a quote and a link for you.)
Last edited by Mycroft; 02-02-15 at 08:17 PM.
Exactly my point. Vehicles are not inherently unsafe. They can be unsafe if misused. This is why we have strict regulations on their operations. Regulations generally lacking for guns which are designed to be dangerous.Originally Posted by Lursa
I am glad you concede the point that a gun killing or maiming someone is an example of it working properly. Therefore is something that is inherently dangerous should have just as much regulation as something not inherently unsafe. Ergo we need stricter gun control regulations.
This is a falsehood. The vehicle regulations save thousands of lives each year. Without the regulations we have in place now vehicle deaths would skyrocket.Originally Posted by Lursa
Resorting to ad-hom attacks does not serve your purpose well. That being said, registration is the first step to holding gun owners accountable. It is not to track ownership in order to confiscate guns. That is conspiracy theory nonsense that has no basis in reality. If you are forced to license your self in order to purchase guns we can then begin to realistically limit the ownership of guns to people without mental health issues, propensity for violence by criminal record etc. etc. We can also begin meaningful gun safety training. With that licensure comes responsibility and we can begin holding people properly responsible for their gun ownership.Originally Posted by Lursa
As has been pointed out numerous times by numerous people in almost limitless times...background checks are not effective as long as you have ways around them. The psychosis comes in when these obvious loopholes are pointed out and still guns rights advocates do not want to close them. If you were serious about allowing background checks for purchasing guns you would not have any problem closing all the loopholes in the system. Most notoriously in gun shows. If you are in favor of across the board background checks 100% of the time you are purchasing a gun then your psychosis is cured. If you believe there should be loopholes you still have psychosis.Originally Posted by Lursa
That is only because you do not read about it. There multiple examples of this.Originally Posted by Lursa
Concealed carry holder misses attacker in Cleveland road rage incident; shoots another man | cleveland.com
Mikeb302000: South Carolina Gun Owner Shoots and Kills an Innocent Bystander and Blames the "Bad Guys" He Was Aiming At
Argument leads to shots fired, innocent bystander wounded in Milwaukee | FOX6Now.com
There are plenty of others if you want to dig.