Is gun control about guns, or about control? Would we be safer if everyone had a handgun strapped to there hip everywhere they went? Click the damn link and debate fellow TANNers in this ultimate battle of wits, facts, statistics, and argument.
Greetings. Some of you know me as the gun-nut, othersknow me as the airsoft assault rifle man, yet others know me as simply Wolffe. Over these past few months, we have randomly had heated debates on Gun Control, usually resulting in me sumbitting anti gun-control pictures. I thought it was about time we had an entire blog dedicated to this after Fido
suggested we have a "blog off" about it, to allow everyone to actually post what they think about gun control, and guns.
And without further adu, I shall kick this fireball off with my own thoughts, and you, the reader, post after.
My position is obviously Anti Gun-Control, since end objective of all gun-control is the total removal of guns from a country. This nullifies peoples arguments that "We don't need assault rifles but I'd find handguns acceptable", as eventually all guns would be banned. In my research through history, I find gun control more about controlling populations than actually solving crime which disturbs me. One only has to look at the facts to find out that the consequences of losing guns are potentially vastly greater than those of having guns.
Gun Control Reduces Crime Right?
No. It simply removes a tool sometimes used in crime, but criminals usually find ways of illegally obtaining weapons anyway, if not just using another tool to get the job done which is easy. Places like the UK have seen insanely increased rates of knife crime and knife homicides since the total gun ban, but you don't see anyone trying to ban knifes do you?
Less Gun Control Can Save livesYes. I can't find the exact statistics but it's a safe bet to assume that a large portion of gun homicides in the U.S. every year are innocent people being gunned down by criminals. In many (not all) of those cases, if the citizens were armed, they may have lived and the criminal have died, saving taxpayer money on keeping that person in jail, and allowing the innocent victim to protect themselves and possibly their family. Also think of how many homicides could be avoided if the victim simply flashed a gun and the criminal ran off scared, instead of the victim being defenseless and stabbed to death etc.It is Necessary to FreedomEvery nation, civilization, and empire to impose strict or total weapon control throughout human history have seen the common people suffer at the hands of their governments and government troops, who did have weapons. This is why specifically the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution states
This was stated to specifically let government know that people had the enumerated right to self defense and keep and bear arms, to defend themselves, their family, and their country from any enemy, be it an invading army or the rapist down the street. What was important is that we had the ability.
|“||A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.||”|
Those are just some reasons off the top of my head. Feel free to try and refute me, which isn't possible. Everyone should post there own thoughts.