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
Last edited by Jerry; 03-06-12 at 11:06 PM.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
And let's say I'm just a parent who happens to be in the school at the time; it's reasonable for me to fear for the safety of all the children on the campus and pursue the shooter, even killing him if the conditions are right.
Last edited by Jerry; 03-06-12 at 11:16 PM.
There is only ONE time that you can kill someone: that is in self-defense of in the defense of others.
no need to thank me.
As far as I can see, in Jerry's post to which you responded with “and then you'd be guilty of murder”, he was very clearly talking hypothetically about killing someone who he might be witnessing about to murder someone else—circumstances that any rational person would recognize as fully-justified. Of course, because the crime in question happened in a “gun-free zone”, only the murderer had a gun, and everyone else was powerless to stop him.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
We do need more well armed and trained citizen militias in case of an unfortunate event.
"You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didn’t have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, I’m allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and I’ve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I don’t, before you know it, you won’t let me say nothing at all"
--Randolph J. Dworkin
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-- Ben Franklin
"It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world"
-- Chaos Theory