AlexKx wrote:Of course if any anti-gun people cared about the numbers of people dying from something they ought be freaked out about automobile deaths. Those numbers are REALLY high. So cars should be banned, right? Better yet. Medications should be banned because now it is learned that more people die from the abuse of medications than even automobile deaths! Maybe alcohol should be banned? The number one reason women and children throughout all of time have been abused has been because of the abuse of alcohol. Don't you care about women and children?! Surely as someone so informed, caring, and intellectual will stop these things with the use of the government, right?! Please save us all knowing one!
Cars, medications and alcohol were not designed with the specific intention to inflict lethal harm on other people, and those that usually end up in hospital or on a slab as a result of misuse of one or the other, are usually self-inflicted, or happen as a result of carelessness by the person using said item. Cars were devised as transport, medication was designed to heal or cure disease, and alcohol was designed as a preservative or a recreational beverage to accompany a meal.
Guns are a whole different thing- the were invented to be a weapon of war, and to hunt and kill animals for sport or food- the lethality is inherent in their very conception. The thing is, you can wean people off of alcohol, ban people from driving or get people on rehab from medication abuse, but your constitution, or the mythos built up around it by the NRA gun-nuts is such that god help any poor fucker who even suggests any kind of control, restriction or otherwise regulation of anyone who wants to own or use a lethal weapon.
The fact that you seem to take such issue with this to the point that you've deflected this debate into a them versus us argument while coming across as a smug, self-satisfied acolyte of Alex Jones or Ted Nugent, and effectively try to make shit stick on the anti-gun viewpoint as 'people who don't care about the kids' is real proof that people like you are the real problem. What truly sickens me is that people in the US only seem to come around to the anti-gun stance when a mass killing occurs in their own area, and they see the aftermath of what it can cause. Just how many more mass killings will it take, how many wasted lives, dead kids, wasted futures and broken families will it take before it finally sinks in that this isn't the fucking wild west anymore? When will you fucking grow up and realise that disagreements between people should only be solved by common sense discussions and a court of law if necessary, not a fucking shoot-out? More importantly, when will you fucking realise that someone who is alone, depressed or emotionally disturbed needs healthcare, counseling and a good psychiatrist, and not be driven to taking out his or her anger and frustration and isolation on his or her schoolfriends or any poor innocent bystander, because they can freely access an arsenal of their parent's weapons? When will it finally fucking sink in, eh??