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Obama and Gun Control

Hypervigilant Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 10:38 PM
Because - while the mass-murderers are usually quite adept at slaughtering with minimum collateral carnage - when an armed private citizen gets involved, then the murderer could get nervous or distracted - possibly causing him to accidentally shoot unintended innocents - and the citizen might not follow proper gun-safety procedures, such that bystanders could feel intimidated or frightened. And if the murderer decides to shoot at the citizen, he could miss and accidentally hit other unintended victims. Plus, when the police arrive, they need to be able to just kill everyone with a gun - it's so much easier on them if they don't have to think or make decisions.
Panda Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 10:59 PM
I shudder to think of it....
Hypervigilant Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 10:45 PM
Exactly! Can you imagine how much more confusing it would have been?
Panda Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 10:42 PM
Yeah, we wouldn't have wanted anyone in that audience for the Aurora 16 theatre shootings to have had a gun to shoot back! Things could have gotten out of hand!

Difficulty in getting change in our country is an ongoing source of frustration. Particularly when we have huge problems facing us as we do today.

But the founders knew what they were doing setting up the checks and balances of our constitutional republic. The delicate arrangement we call freedom should never submit with ease to a charismatic demagogue or to an emotion filled crisis.

The current push for gun control is case and point. It is at a time like this that we should be grateful that changing our laws is hard to do.

Every normal and decent American wants to...