Originally Posted by Missy May
People use cell phones and not smoke signals. Technology changes. Prior to the arrival of the gun people were still murdered.
Yeah, but a whole lot less of them.
After its arrival, where laws were not inforced, there were lots of murders. There are still plenty of murders where laws are enforced.
A free attorney and a slap on the wrist doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent to those that obtain guns illegally.
Missy- replies in bold. (Please don't shred me with your reply
All- (Just my ramblings here... bear with me)
So I’m wondering…. Why can’t there be turtle laws/safeties with guns. There are with nearly everything else.
(Turtle laws/safeties = things like -a warning with a hairdryer “Do not use hairdryer while bathing or taking a shower” [ because you know someone did exactly that at some point]
And of course, seatbelts being made mandatory because people wouldn’t use them even though it saved lives.)
I have no idea what these turtle laws could be, but I’m somewhat surprised how ridiculously easy it is to purchase guns. Not a whole lot harder than buying shoes. The article mantions what has been done in other areas od safety, why aren't guns held to the same safety levels?
Since cars were mentioned… at least one needs to take a test to get a drivers license.
Yeah, cars contribute more to fatalities than guns, and the strides that have been made for car and driving safety have been extensive, since no way in heck people will give up driving cars, so why can’t something be done about guns and the lack of responsibility of many of the people who own them. (Note I said many, not all.)
As mentioned in other posts, lack of respect is a huge issue and yes it is.
But if one is too stupid (sorry ignorant) or unable (for reasons not having to do with intelligence) to pass a drivers test, well that really affects their ability to work, get the things they needs and function in our world.
I know many will say that people (in the US anyway) have the right to own guns and defend themselves, but being able to support oneself and function is of really high importance too, but guess what…. You no pass test you no get DL.
Why should guns be so different?
It is unsafe to turn loose someone with DUI convictions or the inability to follow driving laws to be on the road. So why is it so easy for such people to carry around a weapon that can so easily cause bodily harm with no training, screening, or testing what-so-ever?