You think guns are answer..I don't, and don't think adding even more guns to equation is gonna the situation any safer... gun deaths haven't been this high since the days of Al Capone and the Old West and that;s exactly where the likes you seem to want to take us.
Never said any such thing. First off, guns are harder to get now, than they have ever been. Do you know that during the 1950's, and 1960's you could mail order a rifle? Anyone that had $19.95 and a address could buy one. So why are there more gun deaths now, as you have pointed out? It doesn't seem that the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Brady Bill, or anything else has helped. But you ignore that and say that we need more. Where is the logic in that?
You want to know what I think the answer is? I will tell you. My oldest son has had a .22 rifle, and a 12 gauge shotgun hanging on the wall of his bedroom for years. He has NEVER threatened anyone with them, or gotten into trouble with them. Why? Because he respects and values human life, he was taught to respect others, he knows what an incredible responsibility it is to posses these weapons. And he knows that if you shoot someone with one, its not like a Hollywood Movie where the hero, gets shot, and still kicks the bad guys ass, and then the chick goes to the hospital with him to get fixed up. Does lethal Weapon ring a bell. 48 hrs, pure Hollywood bullshit. How many kids see that crap, and think they can survive a gunshot wound. Maybe they can, but in real life, it doesn't work that way, 9 times out of 10, you are dead. See where Hollywood does play a role in this? How does my son know this? He has been hunting, he knows what a bullet really does to flesh, and bone.
And like I said, he was raised to respect people.
Everyone knows that kids most kids are little bastards (I mean that in nicest way).. the worst..usually a preacher/minister's son!
Bullshit, pure fiction. How many kids of preachers do you know? The family that lives directly across the street from me, is the family of a Mormon Bishop.
His kids, and the kids that they hang around with, are some of the nicest, politest, respectful kids I have ever seen.
Like I said before, I may own firearms, and I may "polish" them, but I don't glorify violence, that's your department.
And by the way, your suggestion about using my gun, on my wife if I caught her sleeping with my best friend, is more bullshit. Already been in that situation in my first marriage many years ago, told them both to get out of my house, and have a nice life together. Then got a divorce. I have a little more self control than you think. And even if I didn't, I could have just done a "OJ", remember him? He didn't need a gun, to do what you describe.
Nether did McVeigh need a gun, to kill 300 people. Or the 9-11 hijackers to kill 3000+. Our society has become a violent place, full of people with no morals, who place no value on life. And taking away guns from law abating people is not going to change anything. If you are pissed off enough to kill someone, you don't need a gun to do it, you will find a way, however that person having a gun, may just stop you from doing it.
Abortion/Birth Control??? Don't get me started.. Your wife had the kids..NOT YOU! Until you can bear the pangs and birth a baby..Then come back and share your feelings on abortion.
Oh, so ending a life, because giving birth to it is too painful is acceptable?
Well, like I said, life is cheap to some people, looks like you are one of them. Have you ever heard of Birth Control? There ARE other ways. First it early abortions, then it was late term, now in Europe there are people euffanizing babies. Where does it end? When your kid is born with the wrong color hair are you going to kill it? Or how about if its the wrong sex? Ops sorry that's already been done, in your beloved China. Seems that highly civilized society they don't value girls quite as much a boys, and since the peaceful government only allows them so many children, they kills the girls sometimes. Funny, I never hear the Left-Wingers complaining about that ether. There has to be a limit. And that's what being a conservative is about. Liberals don't seem to feel the need for limits.
You can go on all day long about how immoral our country was 50, 75, 100, or 200 years ago. So was the rest of the world. The point is, instead of getting better, it is declining even more. And yes Hollywood is partly to blame. Let me ask you this, 50 years ago, were kids killing each other over a pair of shoes?
If you haven't noticed live in a country where the majority places in the nation are safe enough to enjoy without the threat constant brutal death.
What? How can that be, in a country over run with 85 million gun owners? In one post you are saying that gun violence is out of control, and climbing, and another you go on about how safe America is, and there is no need to be armed. Which is it?
I guess I will just have to through another BullShit Flag your way. Damm, I am running out of them on you.
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