To effect gun control leaders already controlling guns simply need to set an example.
Simply replace dumb offensive weapons with intelligent defensive ones.
Attackers can be disabled with sound, electrical impulse (a laser to the eyeball goes a long way), gas, anything but hot lead is relative progress.
A huge industry is waiting once this direction is set and it’s a rare example where a leader can set something so important in motion. A police force equipped with such weapons would not only save lives it would restore confidence, replacing fear with respect.
Like any old technology guns will inevitably become obsolete, outmaneuvered by weapons that save lives. Even in the worst case the result is a technological arms race, with one side committed to protection - an outcome far better than shoot outs and more deaths every day, most often at the hands of those intending to uphold a form of peace.
Guns are not the problem, they never have been. Why not start laying the blame where it belongs, with the people using a gun to kill and injure other people. A gun doesn’t kill or injure anybody unless a human being is pulling the trigger. Of course, the left wants you to believe everything would be flowers and sunshine if we only got rid of the mean, evil guns. You’re right about one thing, control. People are a lot easier to control if they can’t defend themselves. Of course that kind of logic is taboo for the left. Fear mongering and race baiting are the left’s weapons of choice. The left are the biggest racists on the planet. People forget that if not for the right, the civil rights act never would have made it to Johnson’s desk to sign into law. Who was opposed to it, most of the Democrats. There were active members of the KKK in congress and they were Democrats. Am l saying there are no racists on the right. Of course l am not, but the left would have you believe their shit doesn’t stink. It’s just sad that such a large group of people are fooled by their bullshit.
You are partially correct; Guns are not the problem…..the bullets are. It’s bullets that kill. Let the loons have/keep their guns. Just get rid of the ammo (not easy I know, but spring it on the population in a surprise move and watch the killings drop).
Because it's the only reason we still have a democracy. The country's fore fathers knew this. That's why they put it in the constitution. Fuck the living document bullshit. If you think things would be so great without guns, take a look at what's happened in the past. Stalin killed more of his own people than were killed during the Second World War. The only reason he was able to it was by disarming the population first. Same story with China and Cambodia. Chairman Mao loved committing genocide, to the tune of 40 million. Pol Pot did away with 2 million. What is the common denominator? One and all disarmed. If you think things would be so great if we think past guns, instead of looking at what happened when the people were disarmed. You need to look backwards, or better yet, go talk to some of those people. Oh wait, you can't. Dead men, women and children tell no tales.
A few bad actors don't prove your point. Look at Europe, the home of democracy. We don't have guns, our democracy is less under threat than in the states, we don't live in fear in our homes, we rarely have police shootings and we don't have countless gun crimes day in day out.
If there were no guns, how would the history of China, Cambodia, Russia, the US and countless others be different?
Yes, defense against government was the reason and made plenty of sense when the tech was there in the 18th century. But do you think an armed citizenry has even a tiny chance against the American military now? If so let me know who you buy from here cause I want some of that shit :)
They said the same thing about North Vietnam. Look at how that turned out. The same thing is happening right now in Afghanistan. If you’re fighting for something you believe in, anything is possible. You talked about the revolutionary war. It was the same situation. Our fore fathers believed their cause was just so they took up arms and went to war against the most powerful nation in the world at that time. We didn’t even have a standing professional army, yet we won our freedom when nobody would have thought we had any chance of defeating our foes. You also have to take into account if the army would go to war against the people who they swore to protect. If the order is given, l really doubt they would kill their fellow Americans.
Remember who was backing the 13 Colonies,,,, France and the French Army..... out of the goodness of their French hearts ? Your forefathers had the Catholic Spanish to the south, The Catholic French to the North. As Puritans, your forefathers would have taken up arms against their own shadows during those dangerous times. Today is not comparable to then,,, Your Bill of Rights is so outdated. Hence you have such terrible gun problems. My opinion and not a rant,,, Love to all x
It’s expensive. $500 for a grenade. Things like stingers are in the hundreds of thousands dollars range. It’s possible to get anything you want, even tactical nukes are on the table as well. I thought it was bullshit till l saw one. That’s right boys and girls, there are rogue nukes on American soil. You’re talking 10’s of millions of dollars for one of them After seeing it l thought someone would kill me for that very reason. I try to avoid thinking about it otherwise l’ll go off the deep end.
Normally, l would respond to your pseudo, new age crap with logic and facts, but there's no point in wasting my time. I'm sure it would send you running to your safe space. Do everybody a favor and stay there. I'll hang on to my arsenal and sleep soundly knowing whoever makes the mistake of confronting me won't be around to do it to someone else.