@banana...that's true. Now that we've failed, that argument is irrelevant, no? Since there are well over 100 million guns in private hands, that pretty much would ensure an infinite black market for the foreseeable future, regardless of law.
Absolutely correct. It is an unsolvable problem where discussion for and against makes no difference to the problem.
Only someone who is totally ignorant of statistics could make such a statement. Read a little on the subject of statistics, think about it and then report back.
Also, if you understood the scientific method you would understand that no hypothesis is ever proven, rather, the investigator fails to disprove it. Science is about falsification of theory, not proof.
Seriously, untwist your knickers...
Statistics is often skewed by the original intent of the compiler. It CAN be done well but then people often fail to read it correctly.
As for the "scientific method" I'm afraid I neither mentioned nor commented on that religion and refuse to do so now. I only mentioned the word "logic" and I've found that a nice catch all category for trying to emulate causality.
The problem is that it's impossible to keep firearms out of the hands of scumbags.
If it was, you wouldn't be having this discussion. There would be no issue to discuss.
All arguments supporting gun use are effectively an admission of failure.
Precis: if you can stop arseholes getting guns (against the tide of demand) you have won. Guns are fine.
If not, you have lost.
At least be honest and say that dead college kids are a price worth paying for your hobby.
These points are all false. The fact that evil people use guns is no admission of failure at all. Is it a failure of cars that there are thousands of drunk driving accidents each year? Clearly not. Furthermore, it is highly important for a free populace to have access to firearms.
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