My problem is that it is almost impossible to prevent the bad guys from getting hold of guns is a country that has them legally
Really? I mean are you for real? It is impossible to prevent the bad guys from getting hold of guns in any country regardless of the gun law period.
If that is the truth, (it is)why would punish ME and curtail my rights and freedom for somewhat mythical crime statistics. To my mind it is a magic thinking that does strike me as irrational fear of guns.
The same magic thinking that presents itself in a project or a bill (to be passed/ or already passed) to outlaw knifes in Britain. There is a law that forbids people to carry a knife, which obviously made no impression on criminals or gangs, it only puts a law abiding citizens on a disadvantage. Banning knifes it just a pathetically ridiculous idea but I bet you are all for it. As I said a magical thinking.
The US is actually a pretty safe country to live. That violence is pretty much centered around a few cities and da hood where gangbangers shoot at each other and anything that moves. Avoid those and you're safer than in any given first world country.
As for school or a mall shooting those issues had been addressed many times. Banning guns wouldn't put a stop to it.
Gun deaths are entirely preventable
No really. Anyhow what does it matter what has been used to kill, a gun or a knife or a club. Dead is dead.
You're wrong in thinking that gun deaths are preventable, you might reduce percentage of those but at what cost? In the North Korea gun crime and mass shooting are none existent if you exclude deaths from the regime's guns wielded by the 'official'/'state thugs. Would you be rather living in the North Korea or the USA?
What about the rights of the people gunned down through no fault of their own?@ Chemikiem
I didn't or wouldn't gun innocent people down, so why you put this at my doorstep? I refuse to be held accountable for the deeds of some insane or criminal people. I have done nothing wrong.
You should be ashamed for an attempt to put me with them in the same category just because of a tool even if it is a gun. People are not a collective but individuals and should be treated as such.