Started by Rob4you, August 30, 2014, 11:53:11 PM
Quote from: Rob4you on August 30, 2014, 11:53:11 PMHi, how you've been? I hope that all of you are fine and well. I don't pretend to offend you and I don't know everything about gun control laws of U.S.A., but I've been watching news about incidents with guns in the United States, and I've been thinking: is there really a serious problem or it's just the media? the last one was about a little girl who killed a gun instructor with a sub-machine gun, and maybe it's just an isolated case and the press is just giving it much attention or not, I don't know, but do you think there should be new laws about gun control? more strict ones I mean? I mean surely every country have gun related crimes, and I've heard that the problem is worse in some places than others, like Los Angeles, but it could be just an stereotype, but maybe people could compromise and reach a middle point? right? So, what are your thoughts?
Quote from: wolf39us on September 02, 2014, 12:57:15 AMI don't buy the "for your protection" nonsense. The chances of you being able to get your gun that is hopefully in a safe and locked place and operate it flawlessly under stress are extremely unlikely.
Quote from: wolf39us on September 02, 2014, 07:53:22 AMThe safe is only one small bit. Studies show that you are significantly more likely to be shot while in possession of a firearm than while not.I really don't think the numbers favor the defense argument. Most people want a gun because they want to be able to shoot targets and pretend to feel protected. In reality a gun will put you in significant more danger.Yes I'm sure there are cases of successful defense but I don't think the risks outweigh any sort of protection that you might think you have.