Let everyone have a gun
Quick background check to purchase and carry
Quick background check to purchase, but more difficult to carry
Background check, waiting period for purchase and carrying.
Background check, waiting period, no carrying
No guns at all
and you still dont adress guns being smuggled from other countries,oh we lemme think we banned marijuana no one can get it now,but wait more people smoke pot now then when it was legal decades ago
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”
Last edited by Captain America; 03-10-12 at 12:36 PM.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
Nothing will ever eliminate all crime.
However, if "criminal", as a job choice, tended to result in a very short career that ended in an early grave due to citizen self-protection via firearms.... "criminal" would probably be a much less popular choice of employment!
This is why I tend to be distinctly unsympathetic to thieves who get shot in the act.... they shouldn't have been thievin'. One less thief is fine with me.... a million less thieves would be even better.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Thunder's assertion that crime is down in New York because of the strict gun laws just got shot in the ass.
There is a fascinating series of articles in the Village Voice that drops the bomb on NYC crime stats, especially violent felonies. Citizens of New York, tourists in New York have been "crimed" by police administration. NYC isn't as safe as you thought. Keep on drinking that Safe and Secure Kool-Aid. The crime stats in NY argument for gun control is null and void.
NYC Police Tapes - Village Voice
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf