Take away guns? Yeah that'll go over well with the American public. To the woman living all alone in the inner city, no you may not have a gun to ward off predators, robbers, and murderers....if someone breaks into your house, call the cops and hide in the closet and hope that the perpetrator doesn't find you before the police arrive, which in the inner city could be from 10-30minutes. To the victims of abuse and other violent crimes, go buy stunners and when the person you fear most comes at you dodge the knife or illegally owned gun he has and go at with the taser. People please, maybe if Americans lived in a crime free society, guns would be unnecessary, but we don't, so to Americans they are good things to have when used for the right reasons, and bringing up tragedies that occur much less frequently than everyday crimes is not enough to get us to completely do away with gun ownership. Tell you what, if last year when I walked into my home to find two robbers in my bedroom and I'd had a gun, they would have sat there until the cops arrived, instead of looking at me as if I were invisible and walking right by me with my belongings.
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Honestly, every time someone goes on a rampage with a gun, people focus on the weapon as being the problem. You can refute it all you want, guns alone do not kill people, they do not point, aim, and fire without the help of a human, either directly or remote controlled. People kill people, if not with guns, then with poison, knives, baseball bats, hammers, or their bare hands. When that idiot went around Japan randomly stabbing people, was there a call for knife control? The massacre happened because a mentally unstable individual hated his mother and wanted to destroy her and what she loved, even if he didn't have guns, as determined as he was he would have found other methods to carry out his plan, guns just happened to be quicker. It was not the case that he got his hand on a gun, and it commanded him to kill.
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