i know this is a sensitive issue but as someone who hasn't lived in USA and living in THE safest place in the world (according to this link: http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/safest-countries-in-the-world.html), I don't exactly get their practical or emotional motive for wanting to keep a gun.
UNLESS, it is a racism issue, where some people think some other races will do them harm so they want to hold on to their guns?
Most Helpful Girl
Laws don't stop criminals. Never have and never will. I have every right to own a gun and protect myself, if necessary, against a criminal who attempts to cause harm to myself or my family.
It's illegal to do drugs, but people do them every day. It's illegal to go over the speed limit, but people do it every day. It's illegal to kill someone, but it happens every single day. What makes anyone think that making it illegal to own a gun is going to prevent a CRIMINAL from obtaining one? Laws haven't stopped them before, so why would it change now? If children and drugs are smuggled into this country, don't you think that guns can be too?
It's stupid to take away my right to protect myself against a criminal who has intentions of hurting me. Unarming law-abiding citizens isn't going to change the fact that criminals will still get their hands on guns. Criminals are the ones who murder people.
If anyone inside the club in Orlando would've had a gun on them, they could've shot back at the shooter and had a better chance of survival. That guy who killed those innocent people never should've been allowed to purchase a gun considering the FBI looked into him numerous times. I'm sorry, but this is just another incident that the government is using to try taking away our rights.
And just like I said before, had anyone in that club had a gun, there have may been less lives lost. I'm sure there were far more law-abiding citizens than criminals who lost their life that day. It's about being able to protect the innocent from danger. Before you know it, they're going to try taking guns away from LEO's too. This is ridiculous, and this isn't going to happen without we, the American citizens, putting up a damn good fight for OUR rights.4
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Most Helpful Guy
It's a pretty simple reason. They fight so strongly to keep their guns because other people fight so strongly to take them away.
What you are seeing is the public political debate, not the normal day-to-day stuff. Normally gun owners are quite low keyed about it. Most people have no idea who in their neighborhood has a gun and who doesn't. You don't see the guns and you don't normally hear people talking about them in most places.
There are a lot of public debates like that. It gets blown all out of proportion in the media. It makes it appear to be much bigger than it really is. People in other countries especially get some very strange ideas about the US because of the nonsense they see on media. Americans themselves get strange ideas also, because the US is a really big place and very diverse. So many Americans get their ideas from media also.
I say it over and over. People need to quit watching news and go outside and use their own eyes to see what's really happening.3