Thursday, February 15, 2007

When It Is Time

The article was published in 2005 but the salient points are still spouted as gospel.

The idea of public gun ownership simply does not make sense anymore.
It is no longer safe for the public to carry guns.

So long as guns remain available to the general public, there will always be the threat of terrorists walking into a crowded restaurant, a busy coffee shop or a packed movie theater and opening fire upon unsuspecting civilians.

The Second Amendment is not worth such risks.
Our liberties are worth such risks.

Doing the math, even using his statistics, does not justify banning gun ownership. He states that 9,000 people per year in the U.S. are murdered. I am not going to refute that although it can very easily be done. But even if that is the case, that still amounts to 0.0032 percent of the population, just over three one-thousandths of one percent.

He states that 41 percent of houses in the U.S. own guns, then calls gun ownership a "special interest." 41 percent is not a special interest but is a "general interest." If 41 percent of houses in the U.S. where athiests and The Powers That Be decided everyone should be a Christian, would that 41 percent still be a "special interest" to him?

He says now is the time to ban civilian gun ownership.

I say that when there are no more robberies, rapes, car-jackings, hi-jackings, and mall shoot-em-ups; when there are no more people killing each other for any reason at all; when all governments let people live and only have to arbit civil disputes; and when going to the gun range is no longer fun for anyone, is the time to ban civilian gun ownership.

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