I didn't wanna say right to bear arms, I don't know why.
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I didn't wanna say right to bear arms, I don't know why.
It's a very good thing in my opinion. I go hunting sometimes and shoot every now and then. I've been around guns my whole life and proper gun safety was always the biggest priority in my house and the first thing I learned before picking up a gun. Guns are a tool just like many other things humans use. Some people misuse them but that doesn't make the tool inherently "bad." Guns give people the means to hunt for food as well as the ability to protect and defend themselves and their families.
Some people want to rely on the police to protect them. However, being from a small town, I know how long it can take the police to show up when called (20 or 25 minutes, sometimes even longer). They are reactive, they don't typically protect someone before crime happens. That's why people should have the means to protect themselves if the situation arises.
I was surrounded by thousands of guns and legal gun owners at the NRA meeting this past weekend and guess what? Nothing bad happened. :)
For RESPONSIBLE gun owners - It can be good.
I'd like to own one and have someone teach me how to shoot. :)
I'm anti-guns unless you carry a proper license and have a psychological evaluation conducted by an actual therapist or psychologist that testifies you're mentally stable - I also think the latter should be updated say.. ever 2-3 years because obviously situations can change and so do people.
I am a conservative minded person and believe in the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens.
I think we have a right to own guns for hunting, private self-defense, etc. but as for having them out in public, that seems much more an issue of a militia than private arms (concealed or open carry). I interpret the Constitution to refer to a militia, not private citizens carrying on the street - we have police etc. already. And yes I'm aware that in the Old West men and women had guns - but that was a pretty lawless place and time.
I'm from an area where people hunt and almost everyone owns multiple guns, including my family, and I still think people should not carry them in public. At home they should be kept locked up and ideally unloaded.
I'm all for people being able to have guns, but I think America took it too far. The kind of weapons you can get in the US is insane, and some of them should be restricted to military use.
I'm an Australian, and back in the 90's, our government initiated a gun buy-back scheme, after the Port Arthur massacre, in which 35 people were gunned down. While guns are not inherently evil, it wouldn't have happened if the perpetrator didn't have access to the gun he used. And since the government brought in different laws surrounding firearms, we've not had another massacre. Compare that to the US, who seems to have a large scale shooting every other day.
I think a middle ground would be nice. Make some firearms available, but have strict regulations on who can own them and where you can buy them.
Guns are the only thing that makes a 5'3 120 lb girl as powerful as a 6'5 260 lb man.
For the sake of self defense people need to have the power to actually stand a chance against a bigger and stronger attacker.
I proudly own several firearms of my own. My husband has several as well. We own them for protection of our livestock an ourselves. we also do some recreational shooting time to time. Main use is protecting our cattle/horses from predators.
I was always raised with the mindset a gun is just a tool. It like a hammer can be used to kill someone or can be used to help make a living as well as well as help do a hobby.
I do not support use of fully auto weapons thoe.
Most people are way too extremely stupid to own a gun and not let little kids get their hands on them. Along with mentally crazy people that need to be far away from them.
People need tasers because that way you can't accidentally kill someone. Unless they have a big heart problem but that's not common.
I'm very mixed about this. I absolutely don't support guns and I won't ever own one. But I think banning guns is a horrible thing to do because that just means law abiding citizens won't have one but the ones we actually want to keep guns from will find a way to get one.
Well when used responsibly they're okay.
If someone carries a gun I guess they have to be prepared to use it and that's where things get nasty. If I lived in America I'd want to go out wearing body amour or hide behind a really muscular guy if there was trouble and wonder if he could take bullets 😏
Owning a gun is not a bad thing, it is for safety purpose. Guns are not bad but the power rests in the hand of yielder, if it is in right hands then no problem but if the person who owns it has bad intention and is immature enough to understand the threat then it is a bad thing.
It is a good thing, if you use them in the right way :)
It's good when it's in the right hands not some nutcase
Why do people need to carry guns when there's something called police and their job is to protect citizens/ people in general. Unless the country itself isn't safe in the first place and i think it's not safe since everyone will be carrying guns everywhere. i'm not talking about hunting or anything like that but this is a poor idea. for the self defense you can always find a way to defend yourself other than carrying guns wherever you go.
I support the right to keep and bear arms.
Litterally every single argument in favor of gun control has been shot down effectively, there is litterally no logical argument in favor of increased restrictions on firearms in the United States EXCEPT the one and only reason the ruling class has: to ensure the peasant class cannot resist them. They won't admit that in public though.
I welcome any and all challengers to my assertions, and yes I do believe an armed popular can be effective against the Military.
Good! As a gun holder and concealed weapon license I love my right. That said I obey the rules and rarely ever carry it when im in public. Its in my center console however. Of course people will say guns cause violence. No people cause violence. I can guarantee you that if someone wants to cause harm they will do harm. If guns where banned it would still be easily available to get a gun on the black market. You can still buy fertilizer and gasoline and make bombs and shit. Just cuz we have so many shootings in the states people ultimately assume that guns are the problem.
Yes it's a very good thing, I use guns for hunting, I use em when I go to the range and have fun shooting targets with my father and his best friend since he was a little kid, and I will use them for self defense if I have to and a lot of people use them in shooting scholarships to get into school. First thing I was ever taught about weapons is that they are tools like a hammer, nail, or saw, they are not good nor are they evil, and what makes them either depends on the person hold them and who has their finger on the trigger.
The second thing I was taught was how to properly maintain, clean and operate it, and that even though it is a tool is can and will hurt or kill someone if you are not careful with it and it's not a toy, even though it is beyond fun to blow stuff away with a hail of gunfire you still have to treat it for what it is.
I live in a town were gun ownership is common from law enforcement to veterans, to your average joe or farmer. I have been around hundreds and thousands of guns, gone shooting multiple times, target shooting, hunting, skeet shooting etc, been to gun shows were there are literally over 1,000 weapons. And I've walked past and spent time around gun owners who practice both open carry and concealed carry and *gasp* guess what every single time no one was hurt and no one died, I know right? crazy, being around guns and no one dies who would have known?
And for all you gun hating people guess what did you know that most if not all gun related crime, shoot outs and massacres happen in gun free zones or stores/buildings were guns are extremely prohibited or outright banned. Who knew right? that a criminal or mentally unstable person wit a death wish wouldn't listen to a little sign that says no guns, crazy right?
And to make it better gun related crimes are very uncommon in gun zones were open and concealed carrying is allowed. You wanna know why? because in gun zones a criminal is not going to risk getting shot by people either open or concealed carrying. While in gun free zones it's open season on innocent people because there are no guns so criminals can take their time and pick and choose who they want to kill.
The classic argument from all conservatives is that "banning guns won't keep them away from criminals". However what is really in question here is the intent to murder, which will always exist, it's a natural tendency. We create 'justice' in order to 'justify' the instances in which it is 'ethical' to engage in such behaviors but the common mindset seems to believe that if someone is putting me or my family in danger it's 'justifiable' to kill them. Yet the neglected aspect becomes why does the 'criminal' have intent to murder and what is the significance of this intent. If circumstances present in such way where survival can only easily be met through the armed robbery or other means of violent occupations then the problem becomes how can we ameliorate the imporverish circumstances that make death a necessity. As always, all men are rational, and their intent to murder does not arise because they r dysfunctional but rather because it serves a (subjective) purpose of utility. Whether or not we should have the right to bear arms is superficial question, why people have the intent to murder requires a much more probing analysis.
I think it's good but there should be restrictions. I forget where I heard this but I thought it was a good point: It shouldn't be easier to get a gun than it is to get a car.
I think it's good if citizens have guns to protect themselves but similar to how we need to learn the rules of the road and practice driving with an instructor before being legally allowed to drive a car, I think we should be similar measures involved before being allowed to own a gun.
I believe in right to own firearms. I however oppose people carrying machine guns or sub-machine guns with them everywhere they go. A pistol is just fine to carry.
At home keep whatever you like so long as it is secured safely in a way that kids don't get a hold of guns.
The right to own guns is fine but with very specific reasons and circumstances. Defiantly not how USA does it, having the right to bear arms for protection?
Its a very simple notion, the more you push the line further the more people are willing to walk until that line. We get that people kill people not guns but pushing that line further, by allowing the right to bear arms and under the right circumstance,, just allows people to fire weapons they otherwise would not have done in the first place.
One becomes are a lot more reluctant when you have to hustle around for illegal guns vs finding one at every street corner/household. The latter will be more susceptible to using a weapon if the situation arises - which is why USA Has a crazy amount of gun shootings - people have just become conditioned to firearms whereas in some other countries there is fear to be around firearms
I'm an American, and I interpret the First Amendment of our Constitution literally. Therefore, I feel like I should interpret the rest of the document literally so I support the right of everyone to own guns. However, many many many studies in many areas of the world have shown that there is no correlation between gun ownership and crime. So, I don't put any stock in the claims of the NRA or those on the other side of the political debate.
Basically, I'm of the opinion that if you want to go own guns, that's cool but don't go around bullshitting us about why.
It needs to be regulated but people should be allowed to bear arms
I'm from Germany and statistics say that it is a bad thing. On the other hand I also thing that it would be nearly impossible to change American society about that topic. I just don't understand their logic. Tbh I feel much safer knowing that no one carries a weapon instead of knowing that I have one to defend myself and knowing that some crazy people around me don't have difficulties to own a gun too. I'm not really a strong guy but I never worried about being shoot. I understand their argument that they loose freedom without it but it's not completely true. It just increases the observation of the police and police controls and u are more likely to be shoot by the police too
Proud gun owner. Wrote a paper in my American Gov class that my professor really enjoyed. He had me stand up in front of the whole lecture and have people debate with me. Was a pretty fun experience and I'm pretty damn good at arguing. Going to get into debating when I move up to Chico State in the fall. I'll try and find my paper to put on here.
In my opinion, guns should be reserved for men/women on duty. The general public should not be armed with something that could kill on accident/on a whim.
I'd have to go with A, rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them.
I wouldn't trust 99% of the population with fucking car keys and here they are holding a tool with only one purpose , to kill.
So no , owning guns is not a "right" , it's a "privilege" to be earned.
Well. At one point nukes the size of golf balls will eventually be able to be made in one's own personal garage. Some day we're going to have to realize that guns are not only unsustainable for a healthy society, but ultimately are unnecessary. That is once you are able to dig at the root causes of violence all together, which ultimately is scarcity and inequality.
I personally don't care for guns, but I live in a society that loves them. So in THIS PARTICULAR SOCIETY, if everyone has a gun, I want one too so I can have equal protection. Bringing a knife to a gun fight is pointless. BUT... In a perfect world, nobody would have guns.
People kill each other and population reduces. Also those who remain learn from the dead buddies mistake and become senseful
Great for me , we leave our right of defending ourselves to the police that's the law , but I hate that lol I already have a gun and a couple of pocket knives " liencesed"
It shouldn't HAVE to be debated but unfortunately there's a flaw in the system. To an extent, it's bad.
I'm for civilian gun ownership
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