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40 reasons to have gun control

 
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:38 AM
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40 reasons to have gun control

1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, DC, & Chicago cops need guns.

2. Washington DC's low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun control, and Indianapolis' high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the lack of gun control.

3. Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control but statistics showing increasing murder rates after gun control are "just statistics."

4. The Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban, both of which went into effect in 1994 are responsible for the decrease in violent crime rates, which have been declining since 1991.

5. We must get rid of guns because a deranged lunatic may go on a shooting spree at any time and anyone who would own a gun out of fear of such a lunatic is paranoid.

6. The more helpless you are the safer you are from criminals.

7. An intruder will be incapacitated by tear gas or oven spray, but if shot with a .357 Magnum will get angry and kill you.

8. A woman raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman with a smoking gun and a dead rapist at her feet.

9. When confronted by violent criminals, you should "put up no defense - give them what they want, or run" (Handgun Control Inc. Chairman Pete Shields, Guns Don't Die - People Do, 1981, p. 125).

10. The New England Journal of Medicine is filled with expert advice about guns, just like Guns & Ammo has some excellent treatises on heart surgery.

11. One should consult an automotive engineer for safer seatbelts, a civil engineer for a better bridge, a surgeon for internal medicine, a computer programmer for hard drive problems, and Sarah Brady for firearms expertise.

12. 12. The 2nd Amendment, ratified on December 15, 1791, refers to the National Guard, which was created 112 years later, January 21, 1903.

13. The National Guard, federally funded, with bases on federal land, using federally-owned weapons vehicles buildings and uniforms, punishing trespassers under federal law, is a "state" militia.

14. These phrases: "right of the people peaceably to assemble," "right of the people to be secure in their homes," "enumerations herein of certain rights shall not be construed to disparage others retained by the people," and "The powers not delegated herein are reserved to the states respectively, and to the people" all refer to individuals, but "the right of the people to keep and bear arm" refers to the state.

15. "The Constitution is strong and will never change." But we should ban and seize all guns thereby violating the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments to that Constitution.

16. Rifles and handguns aren't necessary to national defense! Of course, the army has hundreds of thousands of them.

17. Private citizens shouldn't have handguns, because they aren't "military weapons", but private citizens shouldn't have "assault rifles", because they are military weapons.

18. In spite of waiting periods, background checks, fingerprinting, government forms, etc., guns today are too readily available, which is responsible for recent school shootings. In the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, anyone could buy guns at hardware stores, army surplus stores, gas stations, variety stores, Sears mail order, no waiting, no background check, no fingerprints, no government forms and there were no school shootings.

19. The NRA's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign about kids handling guns is propaganda, but the anti-gun lobby's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign is responsible social activity.

20. Guns are so complex that special training is necessary to use them properly, and so simple to use that they make murder easy.

21. A handgun, with up to 4 controls, is far too complex for the typical adult to learn to use, as opposed to an automobile that only has 20.

22. Women are just as intelligent and capable as men but a woman with a gun is "an accident waiting to happen" and gun makers' advertisements aimed at women are "preying on their fears."

23. Ordinary people in the presence of guns turn into slaughtering butchers but revert to normal when the weapon is removed.

24. Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun shows.

25. A majority of the population supports gun control, just like a majority of the population supported owning slaves.

26. Any self-loading small arm can legitimately be considered to be a "weapon of mass destruction" or an "assault weapon."

27. Most people can't be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by because they can be trusted.

28. The right of Internet pornographers to exist cannot be questioned because it is constitutionally protected by the Bill of Rights, but the use of handguns for self defense is not really protected by the Bill of Rights.

29. Free speech entitles one to own newspapers, transmitters, computers, and typewriters, but self- defense only justifies bare hands.

30. The ACLU is good because it uncompromisingly defends certain parts of the Constitution, and the NRA is bad, because it defends other parts of the Constitution.

31. Charlton Heston, a movie actor as president of the NRA is a cheap lunatic who should be ignored, but Michael Douglas, a movie actor as a representative of Handgun Control, Inc. is an ambassador for peace who is entitled to an audience at the UN arms control summit.

32. Police operate with backup within groups, which is why they need larger capacity pistol magazines than do "civilians" who must face criminals alone and therefore need less ammunition.

33. We should ban "Saturday Night Specials" and other inexpensive guns because it's not fair that poor people have access to guns too.

34. Police officers have some special Jedi-like mastery over handguns that private citizens can never hope to obtain.

35. Private citizens don't need a gun for self- protection because the police are there to protect them even though the Supreme Court says the police are not responsible for their protection.

36. Citizens don't need to carry a gun for personal protection but police chiefs, who are desk-bound administrators who work in a building filled with cops, need a gun.

37. "Assault weapons" have no purpose other than to kill large numbers of people. The police need assault weapons. You do not.

38. When Microsoft pressures its distributors to give Microsoft preferential promotion, that's bad; but when the Federal government pressures cities to buy guns only from Smith & Wesson, that's good.

39. Trigger locks do not interfere with the ability to use a gun for defensive purposes, which is why you see police officers with one on their duty weapon.

40. Handgun Control, Inc., says they want to "keep guns out of the wrong hands." Guess what? You have the wrong hands.

[ 03-28-2004: Message edited by: gonehuntingagain ]
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:05 AM
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Re: 40 reasons to have gun control

Now you gun mongers are beginning to see the light.... Did these "40 Reasons" come from a recent speech by the Mayor of Chicago? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:23 PM
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Re: 40 reasons to have gun control

First off thank you. I live in ohio which just passed the new conceled weapons law and I don't know how the rest of every ones states took this law but, If every one out there had to sit in stores, restraunts and other places listening to the people talk about how bad it is and all the other BS. I wish I had those 40 reasons on a flyer just to hand them because the few I have approached just was stuburn headed and couldn't hear the truth, but for some reason could read what a news reporter (who probably has no experance with a self defence or hunting weapon) can write on the third page of a dime paper and make it gospal. Thank you for forty more reason to own a gun.
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:24 PM
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Re: 40 reasons to have gun control

Sry gun control
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Old 04-10-2004, 10:48 AM
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Re: 40 reasons to have gun control

I live in Canada a good place but everytime I see in the media a local drug bust etc. etc. on display is usualy a cache of weapons
automatic, semi auto, both long and short
FUNNY NOT ONE OF THESE ARE REGISTERED!!!!???
All mine are registered because it is the law here BUT WAIT I ABIDE BY THE LAW. The next time a robber holds someone up we should say STOP IS THAT GUN REGISTERED YOUR GONA GET IN TROUBLE!!!!
I still like Canada but Gun control I do not. Keep up the fight defeat the push for Gun Control
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:52 PM
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Re: 40 reasons to have gun control

Forgot to mention. The Canadian gun registration program as of last fall has cost the Canadian taxpayer over 2 billion dollars as reported by our Auditor General. With no end in sight to the ever rising cost.
All this is happening while our beloved medical care program is in a steady downward spiral.
I think 2 billion dollars would go along
way to put outfit our armed forces with new up todate equipment.
Maybe we could help the thousands of unemployed and homeless wouldn't that be a more worthy idea.
If Canada has 30 million people and it cost 2 billion and rising for gun control.
What would it cost to register every gun in America now thats scarey.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
OH I DIDN,T MEAN EVERY GUN ONLY THE LAW ABIDING WOULD REGISTER. I'M SURE ROBBERS, RAPIST, DRUG DEALERS NEED NOT APPLY
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Re: 40 reasons to have gun control

Didn't you hear-they are going to recover this cost by charging you and me $25 for every gun that we buy......yeah right [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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