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Question by jamesti. Uploaded on October 29, 2011
JMO! Gun control is being a responsible country and knowing where each and every gun sold is and being able to track the guns when a crime is committed. Gun control also should be where each and every citizen is taught how to use a gun even if they never plan to use or own a gun just for there own protection as well as every other citizen. Gun control should not be where our government can take our guns from us and call it gun control. It’s true that gun don’t kill, people do using them. If in a world with no guns, people would just find other ways to kill. Gun freedom speaks for itself; our constitution gives us the freedom to bear arms and do as we please with them as long as we follow the laws of the land.
“At first glance, it may seem odd or even perverse to suggest that statutory controls on the private ownership of firearms are irrelevant to the problem of armed crime: yet that is precisely what the evidence shows. Armed crime and violent crime generally are products of ethnic and social factors unrelated to the availability of a particular type of weapon. The number of firearms required to satisfy the crime market is minute, and these are supplied no matter what controls are instituted. Controls have had serious effect on legitimate users of firearms, but there is no case, either in the history of this country (Britain) or in the experience of other countries in which controls can be shown to have restricted the flow of weapons to criminals, or in any way reduce crime.”
-Chief Inspector Colins Greenwood, West Yorkshire Constabulary, Police Review, Britain after six months of study of firearms control systems at Cambridge University
>What Government entity is responsible for your personal protection?
>Answer: There is no Government entity responsible for your personal protection, you are own your own!
-California Official addressing a press conference after the Rodney King Riot
“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA -- ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State.”
In a *FREE* society, the liberties of the individual should make them immune from arbitrary internention of the gonvernment. We will never live in a *crime* free society due to the nature of mankind its self. It will be impossible to pass laws to "MAKE" mankind not transgress. LAWS ONLY PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THE TRANSGRESSIONS AFTER THE FACT. We as a people just can not seem to learn from history so it just keeps repeating itself. Prohibition and drug control laws in this country have proved that. Just the speed limit laws alone show that our human nature is not willing to let us be good stewards of the law.
As long as we have machines that are able to turn raw materials into guns, people will have guns just as the moonshiners had alcohol. And the scary part of that is the crimanal element will be the first to have pocession.
Clay's quotation from Inspector Greenwood above is the best assessment of the situation I've ever seen. Especially the part about the small number of firearms that are required to satisfy the crime market being supplied no matter what controls are instituted.
In my post above the correct wording should be arbitrary *intervention* of the government.
Dr. Lott wrote a great book "More Guns, Less Crime" that proves that over 2 million crimes are prevented each year by the private ownership of guns. He had set out to prove just the opposite and became a pro-gun convert when he studied the statistics. Since then Australia banned private ownership of guns and crime went through the roof, as much as 200% in some cities. Check out those stats.
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