Mudcat Café message #3070849 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134829   Message #3070849
Posted By: Genie
09-Jan-11 - 06:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Kendall, I'm not calling for a ban on hand guns. It's more the semi-automatics (guns that let you get off dozens of shots without reloading) that I'm concerned about.

You're right that kendall armed robbery, murder, and assassination do occur in societies that ban guns, but you're overlooking an important point.   If guns (or certain types of guns) are prohibited or their ownership/carrying strictly regulated, a would-be assassin CAN BE arrested and disarmed BEFORE s/he shoots anyone.   Seems like in the US today, we pretty much allow nearly anyone to carry very deadly weapons (unless, of course, they've been convicted of possession of marijuana, of course) UNTIL they use such weapons in an act such as murder.    I think you'll find that gun-involved homicides are more frequent in the US than in most other democracies that have more restrictive gun-control laws.