Originally Posted by Raiderhader
You are either illiterate or a disingenuous asshole, because I most certainly disavowed convicted felons of their right to own fire arms.
So wich is it, dummy, or lying, agenda pushing prick?
Once again, the lack of a gun is not going to stop killing in any way shape or form. Therefore it is no easier. Now, if you want to talk specific situations like killing from a long distance, yeah, a sniper rifle is certainly going to aid in that. But the lack of such a weapon is not going to keep the target from getting killed if someone really wants him dead. You can argue that all you want but, it will be to no avail.
Remember the Oklahoma City bombing? If someone desires to have a mass killing they don't need a gun of any type to carry it out. Hell, as we saw that day, these mass shootings look pretty paltry in comparison to that home made bomb. You are NOT going to stop violence by placing restrictions on fire arms. Period.
You, and others like you, support laws that don't work but, I'm the one in an alternative universe? Riiiiight.
Here is the universe I live in; guns do exist. Bad people do exist. I have no desire to be anyone's victim. I do not want to be caught carrying a double barrel scatter gun to an M-60 fight. Call me crazy. As long as the potential to do me and/or my loved ones harm exists, I deem it not only prudent but, necessary to be at the very least on equall footing with the enemy, whoever it may be at any particular time. You may be ok being at a disadvantage but, I certainly am not.
The only people living in an alternative universe are those that think surrendering any of our liberties is going to solve anything.
My point is if you don't believe in background checks, which you said you don't support in post #20, there is no mechanism in place to stop somebody from buying a gun unless you think the honor system will suffice.
I never said it would stop killings what I said was it makes it easier for people to kill which it does. As my real life every day gang banger example showed. I am also 100% sure the military will disagree with you as well.
My position is keep what is currently is banned, have universal background checks, make all gun crimes federal and have 10 year mandatory sentences for owing or purchasing a gun illegally, and crack down hard on gun traffickers.
I don't want to take anyone's guns away and I don't my handgun that I own taken away. We just need to try as hard as we can to make sure the bad guy doesn't get a gun. It is not fail-proof but we got to try none the less.