Originally Posted by Dave
Not in this case.
Guns are only a problem when they are used by morons.
Honestly what people don't even realize is that it's not about guns. People on the very liberal left(*cough* Pelosi *cough*) like to say...why do people need guns?
Why does someone need to have something should never be a question that's asked in a free society, especially by the people's own government. The only question of need is, why does the government need to constrain a behavior.
There are times and places to restrict behavior even in free societies, but we shouldn't be banning things just because we don't like them(this goes for 'left' or 'right'). If we need to ban something we should have to prove that..
A. It represents substantial harm that outweighs the freedom lost
B. That the restrictions is place will actually realistically address the harm
The biggest issue with gun control is B. The only guns you take are legal guns. You don't take the illegal guns, and in the world where we can't stop tons of marijuana and meth from crossing our borders how do they expect to stop the flow of illegal guns? They can be hidden as any metal and made in crude backyard workshops.