Gun control

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cyghost (December 19, 2012, 07:37:59 AM):
(If nothing else, the above flight of fancy suggests that, once again, technology may hold the key.)
007 just had a Walter PPK that was attuned to his DNA which saved his life when an assailant tried to use his own gun against him. Perhaps that is a start?
st0nes (December 19, 2012, 08:01:03 AM):
(If nothing else, the above flight of fancy suggests that, once again, technology may hold the key.)
007 just had a Walter PPK that was attuned to his DNA which saved his life when an assailant tried to use his own gun against him. Perhaps that is a start?
Is this a spoiler?
cr1t (December 19, 2012, 08:39:50 AM):
Who decides? And what gives them the right to so decide?

Well considering they are a democratic country, the people elect who they give the right to.

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BM is entirely correct about the US’s constitutionally-guaranteed right to bear arms: It’s an insurance policy against tyranny by the government, big business or other vested interests. In a strong sense, the right to bear arms is at the very core of the Declaration of Independence, itself done to shrug off (British) oppression. To introduce arms controls in the US would be seriously to undermine their Bill of Rights and Constitution.

There seems to be this fallacy that the founding fathers where the all knowing wise sages and there ideas will last for a thousand years.
They certainly did not envision some crazy guy walking into a school and killing 20 children. As for there reason it was probably less to do the "insurance policy against tyranny by the government, big business or other vested interests" and rather having a ready army for when they would have to defend themselves against the English.

I highlighted big business because I'm imagining a bunch of red necks storming McDonald's demanding they also get a toy with there super size meal.
cyghost (December 19, 2012, 09:39:36 AM):
Is this a spoiler?
About as much as a preview?
Tweefo (December 19, 2012, 10:19:01 AM):
As for the "If guns are outlawed only criminals would have guns" argument: Where do the criminals get their guns? This is one of the reasons why SA have such a high gun violence rate. People buy guns legally, can't look after them properly, the guns get stolen or they are forced to hand them over and sometimes the owner get shot with his own gun to boot. I was held up at gun point once and I only became aware of him when the gun was pressed against my head. The first question was where's my gun, and upon my answer that I did't have one, he searched me to make sure. If I had a gun it would be now in criminal hands. Believe me, with a gun pressed against you head you do as you are told. That 9mm hole was big!

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