The government is all about regulating who you can marry but when it comes to something that could potentially end someone’s life, then it becomes your “right”
They regulate guns plenty. There’s a long LONG list of guns I wish I could collect but I can’t because the dozens of…
Pretty sure that any firearm can kill someone. And with thousands of models of guns out there, a few specific ones unavailable to the masses isn’t really a dent. How about instead of telling me to “research” you use common sense.
Oh im sorry, does it make more sense to submit to the will of the governing class and waive my liberty in exchange for security? Or maybe I should whine about the social injustice because all the shit I want isn’t handed to me by big brother? Maybe then we could be friends.
Please tell me how comparing gay marriage rights to gun control rights is “whining”. Guns could kill somebody while gay marriage is simply a civil union. The right to own a gun isn’t needed anymore besides for hunting game, which needs way more regulation.
You’re right guns can kill, and they can also deter crime, save lives of would-be victims, serve as a tool of the oppressed to free themselves, be used to deter invasion or international violence (see what Japan’s admiral during WWII had to say about invading the US). Meanwhile homosexuals feel they’re not getting a fair shake because they can’t legally marry. You can still have your relationship, you can be as open about it as you want, they make movies glorifying homosexual relationships, and still you feel you’re treated unfairly? There are a lot of countries out there that kill people, straight up murder genocide, gay people. Be happy that the US is so accommodating and understanding of different beliefs and lifestyles, and if you truly want a change, then fight for it. We didn’t win our independence by complaining, slaves weren’t freed because they complained, and blacks didn’t earn their vote by whining either. They stood up and fought for it, because that’s the American way.
i love how you assume that I’m gay myself. I’m not. Telling me to accept what lgbt people are given is like telling civil war protestors to accept that even though they’re separated from white people and definitely not equal, they should be happy because they’re not getting lynched left and right. That’s absolutely ridiculous. To your argument about protecting “would-be victims” and “deterring crime”: if nobody had guns, there wouldn’t be a reason to defend yourself from guns in the first place. WE SPEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF MONEY ON MILITARY WEAPONS. I’m pretty sure we have plenty of protection without the need of the general population to have guns left and right.
It’s been proven that places with gun control have an extremely lowered violence rate compared to America. Most people aren’t the average hunter who needs firearms for food.
I was trying to point out how lucky we are to live in America, where even the most oppressed group of people can stand up, make his voice heard, and make a change for the better. Rather than having no way of changing his world and being forced to either resign to the conditions around him or die. And while I agree, if we truly could get rid of all the guns then yes gun deaths and gun related crimes would go down. I believe that, it is logical after all. But in doing so we would be giving up the greatest thing we have, and that is the ability to make a difference. The second amendment, GUNS, have been instrumental in just about every victory for equality in the United States since its founding, and if you can’t see that you’re blind. So as I see our ability to fight for ourselves and make the changes that need to be made as more valuable than a higher sense of security, then the solution becomes proper firearms safety instruction and familiarization. Guns in the hands of the law abiding will balance out the crime. And I’d rather have the inconvenience of shooting a bad guy, than the possible future of oppression I would be leaving my descendants should we take away their tool of change.
I’m pretty sure that civil rights protestors didn’t win the equality battle by using weapons. People in ferguson aren’t fighting with weapons, they were peaceful protesting UNTIL weapons were brought up, and now they still haven’t used guns.
There’s a reason that Martin Luther king Jr is who is celebrated the most for the civil rights victory, rather than Malcolm x, and that reason is that MLK promoted peaceful protest rather than fighting fire with fire.