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Stop and think - and you
will realise that banning
guns is a waste of time

Daily Mail [UK], by Peter Hitchens

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/23/2012 8:16:41 AM

Ask yourself this. Even if you had a house full of guns and ammunition, would you then murder a close relative, shoot your way into a nearby primary school and massacre as many children as you could? Of course you wouldn’t. You would have to be mad to do such a thing, and mad in a rather special way. And if you were mad in that way, and had no gun, you might use other weapons. There are recent instances in various parts of the world of what appear to be attempted mass murder by car, or by knife.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 12/23/2012 8:58:43 AM     (No. 9080407)

The worse mass murder of school children happened in 1927, in Michigan I believe.
An angry, bitter, and deranged man, upset about his school taxes, blew up an elementary school with 500 pounds of dynamite. Over 33 children were killed, plus teachers and administrators. More would have been killed if an additional 500 pounds of dynamite, planted in another area of the school, had gone off as planned.

So, in the case of the worse murder of school children, no firearms were involved.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: patpgmr, 12/23/2012 9:05:10 AM     (No. 9080419)

#2, here is the killing you are talking about, which took place in Bath Twp, Michigan, killing 38 children, 2 teachers, 4 other adults, and injured 58 more people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

The former site of the school is a park, and a memorial plaque is placed there.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/23/2012 9:17:04 AM     (No. 9080439)

Here´s what the most prominent author of the 2nd Amendment, and a Founding Father, had to offer on the subject of gun banning:

"No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/23/2012 9:28:16 AM     (No. 9080456)

Here is what we would do. We would grab a gun we legally own and try to stop a monster from murdering innocent children if no police were yet in sight.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/23/2012 10:59:48 AM     (No. 9080602)

Simple question: which town is the safest?
The town filled with experienced gun owners, or the town that prohibits private gun owner ship? Take a guess. Communist countries allow no private ownership. That´s the first step to their dictatorial, authoritarian power, the first big step.
We´re close enough to a dictatorship with dozens of Czars, to be concerned about this invaluable personal right.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/23/2012 12:39:34 PM     (No. 9080745)

Where, may I ask AGAIN, are the stats that show gun violence and gun related crimes dropped when the ban on "assault(?) weapons" was passed? Where are the stats that crime goes up when CCW laws are passed?

The only answers I ever get is, "That´s a pack of lies," or "Where´d you get that!"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/23/2012 12:46:31 PM     (No. 9080753)

You know that analogy about forks or spoons causing obesity...if fat people were not allowed to own utensils, they would eat with their hands. The criminally insane will always find a way, unless they are stopped before or during.

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