They save lives. Not in some fantastic way that will create headlines, but quietly, day to day, incident to incident. When a gun is used to stop a burglar or a home invader, is it always reported with fanfare in the news? No.
If you were to tally up the total number of innocents saved by a gun in the hands of a civilian, it would surpass the number of victims in mass shootings, by a large margin. I myself had need for a gun several times in my life, against road ragers and drunks who decided to start trouble. I didn't shoot anyone, but having a gun in my hand kept me calm and feeling NOT HELPLESS. Certainly not dependent on the police to save me. Because, you know, it took a while for them to arrive after the call.
People complain about the evils of the assault rifle. Well the 5.56 x 45mm round that it fires is LESS LIKELY to overpenetrate than a FMJ 9mm handgun bullet. Why? Because the 5.56 round is essentially a .22 with a lot more gun powder and velocity behind it. It is a small, light round traveling fast, so it would tumble in the body and be less likely to overpenetrate. A FMJ 9mm bullet, having greater mass, would go through a body, and into an unintended target.
For the gun control crowd who would disarm law-abiding citizens and tell them to wait for the police, yeah good luck with that. Look at how the police reacted in Parkland, Florida. You're going to depend on cowards to protect you?
For as many guns as there are in this country, as many as the number of people and rivalling the number of cars, they are used in killing people WAY LESS than say cars. If you really want to save kids' lives, ban alcohol, or cell phones. Banning guns won't make that much of a dent. Look at California and Chicago. Still a lot of people being killed by guns in those places, and they have the strictest gun laws in the country.
For as incompetent as law enforcement has proven to be, and that goes up to the FBI, you are going to depend on them to protect you?
This is what life is like, no matter where you live. You are on your own. The media will try to make you think you can depend on law enforcement to protect you, but cops are just people working for a pension and want to go home to their families. Why would they stick their necks out for you?
There is no such thing as being taken care of in life. There never has. You want something, you have to work for it. You want safety, that is still on you. A gun would allow you to be less helpless when criminals target you. And who wants to be helpless?
"Commentary: Why Sheriff Scott Israel may be the GOP's new favorite Democrat"
Democratic sheriff wants gun control so people would depend on the police for protection, and yet when something like this breaks out, he says he has provided "amazing leadership" despite his deputies cowering OUTSIDE while the shooter went unchecked INSIDE.
I haven?t heard one argument for banning guns yet...just people saying that. Yes, alcohol is a problem and we tightened up the laws on it. That?s what a thinking society does when something people perceive as a right starts getting out of hand.
I don?t know if someone fired a shot at Cruz he might?ve dropped the rifle and ran. He wasn?t a soldier just a kid with developmental problems. People like that are emboldened because there are no guns around. Same goes for the church.
You are kidding yourself if you think there isn't bunch of people pushing for banning guns.
False flag. Your paranoia is on display.
I follow the news quite extensively, be it on a myriad of Internet sites, multiple TV newscasts, and in print. Not to mention convos across a wide array of the population. I have not seen one person calling for this.
Currently 70% of Americans want sensible gun control. That is it.
Nope, no one is trying to ban guns. It?s all smoke and mirrors from the gun nuts...again
Oh really? How about this Democrat bill proposed to ban semi-automatic weapons? It includes pistols, rifles and any guns with detachable magazines (read: ALL semiautomatic pistols) and any with magazines that hold more than 10 rounds (read: almost all semi auto pistols). So that pretty much leaves us with an old 5 or 6 shot revolver or a bird gun. Yes, in their perfect world, you couldn't have ANY guns.