40 Reasons for Gun Control

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Snake Plisken, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. 40 Reasons for 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. The 2nd Amendment, ratified in 1787, refers to the National Guard, which was created 130 years later, in 1917.

    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, finger printing, 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 hand guns 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.


    Just thought I'd pass this along on Election Day. More proof that Democrats are insane.

    Note: I didn't write these myself. I don't know original author.


    Snake
     
  2. love the signature, Snake Plisken.. who says girls don't have it easy? all they have to do is look good. for the ones that don't look good...well, they don't have it easy. heh
     
  3. 1. Aphie owns a gun.
     
  4. :eek: He does??? lol What kind?

    I was talking to this couple. I told them I was buying a gun, and they were all telling me I shouldn't... and that it's dangerous.. blah blah blah. So I told them this. Imagine there's someone at the door. He's trying to come in and kill you... and he has a gun. Now our tax dollars pay for cops to defend for us. So call 911. If you're lucky, it'll take 5 or 10 minutes for the cop to arrive, but it'll only take 2 minutes for him to come in and shoot you dead. Now wouldn't you feel safer if you had a gun to protect you and your family? They said, "If we have a gun... we could die."

    :confused: Ya, I know. Well in my opinion... I feel that I'd be a sucker to believe the cops are out there to protect me. That the safety of my life, and of my family is in the hand of others. Sorry, not me.

    Bad guys out there have guns, so we should have guns to protect ourselves from them. Remember the movie Sylvester Stallone played in... "Demolition Man?" It's the future, with no crime or sickness. When Wesley Snipes gets out in that world killing people with guns, the people are defenseless. They basically bent over and took it.

    There's this one country in Europe. Forgot the one, but whenever a man turns 18, he goes to the military. After the military, he is issued a automatic sub-machine gun. Now imagine you're a thief, but basically every household has a machine gun... feel like breaking in? I heard that the crime level at this country is very very low.

    Now cops.... how come we feel so safe around cops? Because they wear a blue uniform? Well they are an authority figure, so that helps. But take away their gun, and now they're nothing but a renta cop. Still feel safe?

    I strongly believe this is one right we cannot lose... my two cents.

    Andy
     
  5. OHLC

    OHLC

    The country is Swiss. Crime is non existant there.
    (although gun-ownership is not the main reason).
    In fact, they are issued the semi-auto version of their current military auto-rifle.
    I think it is in Swede where people are issued FA subguns, as well as those nice G3s.


    OHLC
     
  6. Snake, that was a great post. Thanks a bunch for putting it up.

    - Tech
    Life Member, Nat'l Rifle Assoc.
     
  7. Rigel

    Rigel

    I think the best reason for gun control is to be able to hit what you're aiming at.
     
  8. ahh...I'd been looking for the reason why i'm insane.

    thanks for pointing it out.

    of course, if you compare violent crime in europe (no guns) to the US (enough guns to arm all of us), your whole indianapolis vs dc thing goes in the toilet...that's the only part of it i read, but i'm sure the rest of it is probably b^llsh!t, too...

    but then again, i don't like rednecks, so keep that in mind when you read this...
     
  9. Excellent.

    Only thing missing is a reference to the holier-than-thou hypocrites screaming for the disarming of everyone but themselves, like rosie o'donnell with her armed bodyguards and Senator hillary with her taxpayer-funded secret service protection...
     
  10. One thing that Charles Moose, Montgomery Cheif of Police said that really sums up the ignorance of the elite gun critics:

    "The weapon is off the streets."

    Not, 'the criminal' is off the streets. After all, guns fire COMPLETELY by themselves.
     
    #10     Nov 5, 2002