First, criminals will always have access to guns. If gund exist anywhere in the world, criminals will have them. If there is a militray armory anyhwere, if there is one police car with a gun in it, the criminals will have them. Secondly, if guns are outlawed, I will still have my guns, so I will be an outlaw. And I am sure that pertains to most of us up here.MYTH: If you outlaw guns only the outlaws will have guns.
TRUTH: If you outlaw guns, very few criminals will have guns. In America guns start out legal. Then they enter the black market one way or the other (source). So if you have less legal guns then there will less guns entering the black market and consequently less outlaws owning guns. Think about it. Nations with very strict gun control laws such as the UK, Australia, and Japan have much lower gun crime rates than the US. The most probable explanation for this is that criminals in the US have much greater access to guns due to less gun control. Saying "If you outlaw guns only the outlaws will have guns" is very misleading and completely absurd. If you outlaw guns, less outlaws will have guns. Would you rather have more or less outlaws owning guns? The answer is obvious.
Our Constitution was written by patriots who were experiencing the confiscation of their arms in an attempt to control and force their submission to the king. The Declaration of Independence is PROOF of the fact that they knew an armed citizenry was a check-and-balance against tyranny. And history, even ancient history, has proven that the government first disarms its people before subjugating them. This goes all the way back to Rome and before.MYTH:Gun ownership is a protection against political tyranny.
TRUTH: Private ownership of guns was very common under Saddam Hussein's regime (source).It certainly didn't protect the Iraqi people against political tyranny. Gun ownership was legalized in Germany in 1928, five years before Hitler rose to power. Despite the claims of pro-gun activists, gun ownership did nothing to stop a tyrant like Hitler from seizing power. In 1938, Germany's gun laws were relaxed except in the case of Jews. Although the gun lobby has tried to associate racism with gun control, white supremacists have often praised the Nazis for being pro-gun and have opposed gun control. An example of that is this quote: "If you register your gun with anybody, you're a nut! When the conspiracy comes for your firearm, give it to 'em like this grand dragon is going to - right between the eyes." -Klu Klux Klan (Richmond Times- Dispatch, July 5, 1967)
How does owning a firearm make us more likely to be a victim???Why didn't anyone mention the fallacy in his argument of Germany? Hitler confiscated arms to promote "NATIONAL SECURITY"....I just sent the guy an E-mail to point this out and ask a question...
He reports that most firearm owners are more likely to be a victim: I politely asked why he cared....
Exactly. You might wreck your car so you should not have one. You might fall off a ladder so the average person should not have one. No one should have anything electrical because of the danger of a shock and of course bathtubs should be banned to prevent drowning.:fie:I never understood the logic of those gun grabbers- "well you might accidentally shoot yourself". Sure, tragedies happen from lack of training, lack of care, or just an honest mistake. However, I beleive that being attacked by someone whom I cannot defend against without superior equipment is more likely.