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There are no holes whatsoever in the argument ... just 'holes' in the cartoonist's head. If the cartoonist truly believes "the gun made me do it," he should be placed under psychiatric supervision for being highly delusional. A scarey, unhinged individual like Sheneman should be under tight surveillance.
Guns are classified as deadly weapons and are considered a lethal use of force. The right wing and NRA argument that guns don't kill people, people kill people, is irresponsible and misleading.
I can't believe with all the guns now on the street that we still aren't safe. In fact, we seem to be even less safe. I have yet to see anyone with a concealed gun prevent a crime or save a life. Maybe instead of just allowing people to carry guns we should require them to. Every person must have a gun at all times in all places. Then we would be safe. The answer is never less or none, it's always more!
Look at FBI statistics violent crime is down and gun ownership is at its highest ever. Why didn't someone shoot the shooter in CO? Colorado is a shall issue state for conceal carry just like Minnesota. Well, the movie theater banned guns. Why didn't A permit holder at Virginia Tech stop the shooter? They banned guns on campus. Could a permit holder have stopped these horrible incidents? I can't answer that. At the very least there may have been less casualties. I also have not seen any mention of the 71 year old conceal carry holder in Florida that stopped a armed robbery at a Internet cafe last week in this paper. Oh I forgot that would be politically incorrect. It is not the guns it's the people that kill!
Once again after this tragedy we hear that this "reminds us how precious life is." Crap! If we really believed this we would value it before something like this happened by trying harder to prevent it, like someone, somewhere asking why a guy is buying assault weapons and a ton of ammo. And can people please quite saying "never again" because without enacting more preventative measures, they don't really mean it.
Guns do not protect people. People protect people. But not as long as the NRA says no.
Sad, sad story. I think the above comment by birchtree hit the nail on the head. Why doesn't a gun or ammo dealer alert the authorities when someone purchases an assualt rifle and tons of ammo. Better still, why carry such weapons in the first place.
rickcmn, you're spot-on. If a concealed-carry permit holder would've been able to stop this shooter, I think the silence would be deafening. And, I don't think a jury would ever convict someone of stopping a shooter like this, if it ever came down to a trial. It would've have been tough to put him down though, because he was reportedly wearing body armor.
The right wing and NRA argument that guns don't kill people, people kill people, is irresponsible and misleading." -- People who don't pay attention while driving don't cause accidents, the vehicle causes the accident. Let's ban vehicles.
"I also have not seen any mention of the 71 year old conceal carry holder in Florida that stopped a armed robbery at a Internet cafe last week in this paper. Oh I forgot that would be politically incorrect. It is not the guns it's the people that kill!" - Libs never admit when a gun is used in a responsible way to stop a crime. They only freak out when there is a massacre--while being rare--like in CO. If the media did its job and reported cases of good caused by guns, there wouldn't be so much info. MN has had conceal and carry for over ten years, and the libs freaked out that it would be a blood bath. Funny, violent crime is down where conceal is allowed.
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