Laws change with the people's will. Honestly, I'm not sure where I'm going with this. Just think the old "well criminals will still do crime" line is weak. It's defeatist and clearly counter to everyone of our laws.
No, saying that we should restrict everyone because of the actions of a few is defeatist. Would you be cool with restrictions on your ability to speak just because the Westboro members say ridiculous things?
1.) I don't care about anecdotes. 2.) Yet gun "free for all" areas also have some of the most violent cities (like the majority of the south) Guess criminals don't really care if you are packing or not. A disarmed public means less guns. PERIOD. Criminals aren't manufacturing guns, their stealing them.
What anecdotes? There are plenty of examples of high gun/high gun crime areas just as there are high gun/low gun crime areas. The stats on these things just aren't clear cut as there are many other factors that play into these things.
In 2011, in NY State, a place with strict gun control, had 770 counts of murder (btw, this excludes NYC just to be fair).
In 2011, Alabama (which I picked at random), had 311.
Robbery? NY - 28,317, Alabama - 4, 885.
Now, perhaps NY state (remember, not including NYC) has a higher population than Alabama, but it can't be that much higher.
Just look at stats regarding the last AWB. It had no effect on violent crime. In fact, it went up during the ban.
Now, you can argue that gun
violence goes down during such bans, but who gives a shit the method by which one is killed when murder rates either stay the same or go up during these bans?
Make it tougher to get these guns? Mags? Safety requirements? It's not something I'm totally against. Full out bans? Again, it's not a solution to the problem.
Sorry but bullshit
is it bullshit? When has free ever been equated to safe? In fact, in many ways, they tend to negate each other.
Works for the UK but again I'm not making that point. Weapons have a place in society. Also, those people are 100% guaranteed to be trained. Equating them with the average is useless.
I wouldn't like anything on school grounds. How far away from the police station is the average school? I would think most are within 5 minutes.
I completely get where you're coming from on that. But a lot can happen in five minutes. This is a prime example.