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I am not sure if it is intentional, but it is a form of systematic oppression. If it is intentional, I’m betting it’s for population control. Banning guns is only going to have the opposite affect of its original purpose.
How people don’t understand that? I have no idea.
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It's an issue as you've stated that can be seen as a class issue. After all- most people who support gun ownership are labeled as red necks, low education etc.
I don't subscribe to that logic. I am in full support of owning firearms for whatever reason a person legally wants to.
I do believe we need a method for weeding out folks who have a tendency to abuse any weapons.
There are a lot of sitting duck folks all over the world- some have been disarmed by their govt, some have done so voluntarily.
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So. Much. This.
As much as I respect the police, the reality is that in the neighborhoods you're talking about (some of which I have family members living in), when seconds matter the police are minutes away. There's nothing they can do to prevent you from being stabbed and shot (with an illegally obtained firearm) before they get to your apartment or house in the bad neighborhood. Only you're going to be able to do that, and removing the most vulnerable people's tools to do that isn't caring or common sense, it's cruel and callous and based on living in ivory tower environments.
Rich and powerful people aren't the ones getting shot. Banning guns--like Australia did in the 90s--completely eliminates mass shootings. At least, in Australia's case, it completely eliminated their growing mass shooting issue. At minimum, banning guns would *profoundly* lower suicide rates and mass shootings, while significantly lowering homicide rates. 80% of guns used in mass shootings are obtained from legal sources. 80%. So is this an illegal weapon issue? No. *Obviously* not.
Having a gun doesn't solve anything. It just escalates the violence and puts you in a position where you have to use it. Vengeance begets vengeance. In addition, Harvard found that guns are most often used for intimidation, rather than self-defense. You think people are clutching their guns responsibly and going, "I will protect my family." No. They're going, "You fucking cunt, talk shit to my glock"
You know who criminals kill? Other criminals. It was the same with the mob. They racked up *insane* body counts. But they weren't killing civilians. They were killing other mobsters. Yeah, some civilians get killed. But you know what kills more civilians? Legal guns.
Or do you think that if a family has some guns, that will stop the bullets flying through their windows in a drive by that kill their 4 year old daughter? It won't. All it will do is get more bullets flying and more 4 year olds dead, when some dumbass ghetto people jump out and start shooting back, trying to get revenge.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.