Gun control laws should be strict. Most people on the world are idiots who can't be trusted to be responsible with deadly force. Basically everybody who wants to own a gun should not be allowed to have one.
As for the whole crime going down thing. I'm not sure about that, but gun control sure as hell isn't malicious to safety!
Originally Posted by d@v3
It's this attitude that is the reason people SHOULD have guns, to protect themselves and loved ones.
How are we to resist the government should it do something unthinkable? Do you really think Hitler would have risen to power as quickly as he did if he hadn't disarmed the Jewish population? No. Would we have won the American Revolution if guns were banned to colonists? No. How then, can you justify the banning of guns?
At the very least have the decency to quote entire sentences. Now it lacks the intended context. Your argument is void if you take into consideration that the sentence could also imply that Hitler could not be trusted with deadly force.
And apart from that, your argument is highly speculative and based on your own perception of common sense, not on verifiable data. No one knows what would've happened if Hitler hadn't disarmed the Jewish population, or if the colonists weren't allowed to have guns.
If your serious about making an argument against gun restrictions I suggest you come up with some hard data. And then reread my previous post and realize that I did not say that guns should be illegal, just restricted to make sure that they can't be abused.
If someone wants to get a gun, they WILL get a gun. All they have to do is go out on the street and find an illegal firearms dealer. It's not hard at all. The law is irrelevant to criminals! Restricting firearm ownership ONLY hinders law abiding citizens from protecting themselves and others from the lawless.