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The obvious answer is that a gun is a tool for death. Anything can be used to dig a hole but there is a significant difference between a Ditch Witch and a hubcap. There is a reason the US Army is not armed with golf clubs.
Guns are designed to kill. Why do we need to kill.........<I hear crickets now>
One thing the NRA is constantly trying to do is to frame the debate in terms of restricting guns. Keep introducing the idea of banning private gun ownership. It will take years to expose all the politicians the NRA owns but every massacre makes it easier.
One effective question is to ask "Do you know anyone hurt by a gun?" and then "Do you know anyone saved by a gun?". Statistically, the answer is 32/1 in favor of hurt.
Posted by richva1041
I guess we should ban every household product that can be used to create bombs, or every household product that could poison someome, or hey, let's ban cars, since they could fall on someone and kill them, or wait someone can run over someone else with a vehicle. ALL SARCASM.
There are too many things that could be used for multiple purposes to ban them.
My wife and I live in the country.
In the past, I never liked guns (note 1), but in the very recent past (1-2 months), I've changed my attitude. My wife and I have purchased two hand guns for protection, and plan on also purchasing a rifle (note 2).
The property where we live is fenced in, with the appropriate warning signs (no tespassing, etc) on each side of the property. We've had people climb the fence since its been put up (note 3).
If we catch the people on our property, they will be held at gun point, and the Sheriff called. I've spoken with the Sheriff's office and the District Attorney. They've informed me that since there is a fence up and the appropriate signs are posted, if a person is on the property, we can hold them at gun point, while waiting for the authorities.
The law here states that if we feel threatened, and they only have to be on the property, not in the house (like a lot of other states -- they have to be in the house), we can shoot them. Well since the property is fenced in, the appropriate signs are in place, shooting an agressive trespasser is completely legal, and as far as I'm concerned, moral.
1. The only time in the past, that I used firearms was for small arms qualification when I was going overseas with the USAF. With a handgun, I'm considered a sharpshooter, if I was to test out officially. This isn't bad, considering I haven't shot a firearm in almost 30 years.
2. The planned purpose of this is to kill unwanted pests like rabits, squirrels, etc from a distance, with better accuracy.
3. We know this, because after serveral rains, there were unknown boot prints in some mud on the property. We're pretty sure we know who it is (an Amish neighbor), but we can't prove it.
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