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Why People Shouldn't Own Guns

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  1. shooterIII

    shooterIII Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    MN (state of socialism)
    Why People Shouldn

    I did not write this, but I thought it was worth sharing

    1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, DC, Detroit & 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 seat belts, 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 arms" 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.
  2. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Good stuff....if it wasn't so absurd (and I do appreciate satire) it would be funny.

    Have an ex sister in law that thinks this way.....glad she's gone!

  3. cls

    cls Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I love #34

    Thanks for posting this.

  4. Bruce Em

    Bruce Em Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Upstate NY
    hahahahaha! excellent
  5. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Some very good points. Thank you for posting it.

  6. Sgt. Mike

    Sgt. Mike TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    It's important that the mental, and physical needs of the criminal element are met and accepted. If you have any type of weapon, including a knife, you might stop them from having their fun and meeting their needs to kill you and your family. The good citizen is expendable but criminals are necessities. Remember you don't actually have any rights until you are arrested!!!??? Great Post-- Michael and Jane
  7. drh08

    drh08 TS Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    While I find stuff like this amusing, I sure hope when you talk to people, self defense isn't the only thing you talk about. You know someone chanting that only the criminals will have guns, and it's my constitution rite to defend myself can sound like the rants of crazy paranoid people at times. Please look at you gun cabinet and count the guns, then say to yourself which ones are for self defense and which ones are for sport. I think you will find way more guns are sold and owned for sport than self defense. All I am saying is don't neglect all the reasons people own and use guns when talking to someone who thinks they should be outlawed. For the most part it's not to kill someone else.
  8. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    No. 41:

    Gun control is very progressive. Allowing the freed slaves to own guns would have been very dangerous.


    (Note: This post is sarcastic not racist. Gun control does in fact have its roots in racism. One of the reasons given for the Dred Scot decision, holding that the children of slaves were not "people" under the Constitution, was that if blacks were people they would be entitled to keep and bear arms under the 2nd Amendment. Liberals can't let that happen! This historical fact was lost on the 4 liberal members of the Supreme Court in the Heller decision.)
  9. Justin L.

    Justin L. Member

    Jan 29, 1998

    Copy and paste it into a Word processor and do what you would like with it.

    Good post!
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