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
Your country over-reacted to a terrible incident and banned guns. And yet ignores more deaths in car accidents and does nothing (new) to change that. So it's not about deaths, it's about hypocritical fear of one thing but ignoring it for another 'thing.'
Crime at lowest level for 30 years | UK news | The Guardian
What you'd call an over reaction anyone else would call a great success and our gun laws have undoubtedly played their part in that !
Like you said...a success and you certainly have a good public transit system set up. WHy not start saving THOSE people, THOSE kids?
Like I said, just silly. It's not about deaths, it's about manufactured fear.
There's little rationale behind it. In the US, there is no way to remove the guns from criminals. None. Just like with drugs. In the US guns also save lives.
We place rights above safety..esp. when we enable...hopefully encourage people...to take responsibility for themselves. Giving people the ability to protect their own rights when possible.
As a woman living alone on rural acreage far from the police, why should I be forced to give up a good means of protection because of other people's fears? Are they going to suffer my consequences when I am raped or murdered during a break-in? Your crime rates might have gone down but that is little solace to anyone that does suffer from crime and had fewer options for protection.