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Background Checks Won’t Make Us Safer

Neal from PA Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:46 AM
The registration of guns and background checks only address the symptoms not the problem. The problem is people and the culture in which they live, not guns or gun ownership. Our society suffers from moral decline and a deficiency of personal responsibility…not from an excess of freedom that our Constitution provides. I have always believed (and no one has been able to convince me to believe otherwise), that it’s PEOPLE THAT KILL…guns are only one of many tools that evil and those mentally incompetent chose to accomplish their evil deeds.
BigDog848 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 12:18 PM
gun registration is illegal.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:52 AM
Neal, if you look at the US murder rate for all methods other than a gun used as a weapon, you will see that we are much more violent than many other westernized societies. Thus, you are correct, it's not the guns, it's the black hearts of the criminals which is the cause of death and destruction. Anti gun folks will point out that because of all the guns we have in the US, we have 10 times the number of people murdered with guns than other western nations. However, we have 100 times the number of guns as some other western nations. Thus, it's not a direct causation ratio. If it was, wouldn't we have 100 times the number of murders committed, using guns, than those same western nations we're compared to?
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:55 AM
By the way, the UK has a higher violent crime rate than does the US, but the number of people murdered by a criminal using a gun is less than in the US. But who cares if you're murdered by a gun or via a beating with a club? I'd rather be shot and die an instant death than suffer a slow death while being beaten with a club or stabbed repeatedly with a knife.
Raven1958 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 2:12 PM
They also fail to show the correlation to the fact that there violent crime rate is higher with non-gun related killings and assaults (per capita).
But, I am sure that was an over sight on there part.
Neal from PA Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:47 AM

Laws are made to protect you…this is a MISNOMER…show me one law that actually protects you. Laws are made to deter and punish the criminal act after it has been committed, not before.

Laws made by moral people are for moral people; criminals only respect the laws they want too. When a lawbreaker breaks the law he suddenly has rights to protect him…what about the victims of lawbreakers, where are their rights. They have none, only a Government that says it is protecting you.

The only person that can protect you from criminals is…YOU!

Felipe8 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 2:02 PM
Well said. I have never heard of a law jumping in front of a bullet or disarming a criminal before his actions. How the law worked for Nicole Simpson Brown & Goldman or Amanda Collins. Now it worked wonders for Charles Manson.
Raven1958 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 2:10 PM
Well said... We need look no further than our great and powerful drug enforcement laws. Still one of the hottest arrest rates in the world, and yet we have very strict laws regarding the sale/distribution/manufacturing/transportation of these illicit drugs. Why you might ask? Because criminals do not follow the laws, thus the reason we call them criminals.

In April of 2007, a mentally disturbed student showed up at the campus of his school, Virginia Tech, brandishing two semi-automatic pistols, and murdered 32 students, teachers and school employees and wounded 17 others. Then he took his own life.

It was the one of deadliest mass shooting incidents in American history.

The nation was in shock, as it is now following the December mass murder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The press and public outcry was the same then as now. How can we stop horrors like this from occurring? We’ve got to stop criminals and...