Pedrosa_4_Ever wrote:While that article seems to bring up some good points, it did raise my eyebrow that it seems to equate the granting of rights to women with an increase in crime.
It's just that pre 1920's women's right to vote and prohibition were big issues, and both were enacted in the same year, 1920. Prohibition was the 18th Amendment, and women's right to vote was the 19th. Prohibition created crime and made a lot of Canadians rich.
I've heard that old argument "guns don't kill people, people kill people", and it's becoming quite lame and stale. Although technically correct, the truth is that when it comes to killing, people use guns.
When the 2nd Amendment was enacted in 1791, conditions were very different than what we have in the modern day. The most powerful portable weapon available was the gun in 1791, but today the M-29 Davy Crockett Weapon System with the W54 is a modern analogy. Would we allow anyone to possess a nuclear weapon? Of course not, they have to be controlled. And that needs to be applied to all serious weapons, including guns.
I didn't say ban them, just control them, there has to be a solution where both camps can live with the result. But both sides have their devout fanatics, either endorsing a complete ban, or unrestricted ownership of anything that can fire a bullet. But in a nation where bullying, stupidity, and ignorance is actually rewarded, where social programs are lacking, and people with serious mental issues can't find help or just slip through the holes, I don't have much hope.
The NRA has lost touch with reality and are controlled by fanatics. When someone states, "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands", that's the very definition of a fanatic. They also remove themselves from being seriously taken as "good guys" with that scary approach. When I see this picture, it is all about old white guys brandishing an antique weapon and concept.