In response to:

Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

karenchallis Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:26 AM
I am as conservative as any reader of this site, but when it comes to gun culture, I am grateful that I live in CANADA! Ms Marsden made many good points. Are you open minded enough to look for them?
Fredward Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:47 AM
She made many points, all close minded. Mass murders by madmen occur all over the world Norway, anyone?). Gun control merely enables criminals to kill with impunity. Chicago is gun free since 1985, right? No killings there. Did we not have a mass murder of students in a former Soviet bloc country a few years back? The mass knifing of school children in China? The writer is merely wringing her hands and demanding somebody "do something." That "something" will not work, but will make the situation worse. Of course, facts tend to be irrelevant when talking to gun banners.
VeritasDeTejan Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:23 AM
She also advocated victimhood. No ma'am, you don't have a 'shootout'. One shot by a trained marksman and it's over. Sandy Hook represents the failure of too many gun restrictions failing to keep the peace, and the fallacy that police can prevent. They are tasked to stop and investigate, not prevent.

You will not confiscate the majority of US guns for 50 years because of sales before registration was required, so only stolen perp guns and black market guns will be available, creating a nation-wide shooting gallery. NOT a good idea!
Ron781 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:44 AM
“Of course, facts tend to be irrelevant when talking to gun banners."

Most liberal comment is based on feelings, not thought and the facts. We all have sad feelings about the shooting of innocents. Too bad the right discussion of how to deal with mentally unstable people is not the main topic.

PARIS -- Anyone who can't withstand a rational debate on the subject of gun control -- particularly in light of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut -- should be automatically prohibited from ever owning a firearm. In fact, this should be the number-one requirement of gun ownership: Can someone applying for ownership of a deadly weapon withstand an hour-long debate against someone in favor of gun control without resorting to physical or verbal assault?

Is it too much to ask that every person wanting to possess a firearm be subject to a battery of tests -- everything from...