WHY "A WORLD WITHOUT GUNS" will NEVER BE ANYTHING MORE THAN AN UNREALISTIC FANTASY
Even today, many people fantasize about a world without guns, or at least where murderers can't get guns, but this fantasy is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE to achieve in REALITY. Why? BECAUSE YOU CANNOT "UN-INVENT" TECHNOLOGY. Millions of guns have been buried in hiding places all over the world, not just in the U.S., Cheap "Saturday night specials" are made from scratch by inner-city gangs. Perfect replicas of sophisticated automatic weapons can be created using computerized "3D printing". From now on and FOREVER criminals will ALWAYS be able to acquire guns ANYWHERE THEY ARE. 113 illegal gun shops and FACTORIES were closed down in MAINLAND CHINA (of all places!) in 2006 alone. See: http://tinyurl.com/anj5exc
Anyone who's been in prison for any length of time knows how to take all kinds of everyday household items and turn them into weapons. Even if guns could magically be made to disappear, it would NOT eliminate home invaders, muggers or murderers. The unrealistic fantasizers are not just horrified, as we all are, by the recent mass murder at a school in Connecticut, but they are apparently scared senseless.
The answer is not just wishing guns would go away, but in eliminating the mandated "gun-free zones" where almost all the mass shootings in recent decades took place. Now pay attention CAREFULLY to the following statistics and THINK: The odds of being killed in a mass shooting are even less than those of being struck by lightning. The average number of people killed in mass shootings when stopped by police is 14.29, whereas the average number when stopped by a civilian is 2.33. As the saying goes, "when seconds count the police are only minutes away," and "A gun in the hand is worth 10 on the phone." Besides, the number of mass killings per decade has been going down, not up, precisely because more and more decent, honest people are armed. See: http://tinyurl.com/shootingfacts , http://tinyurl.com/rampagestats , and http://preview.tinyurl.com/bznlpu3 .
"There are 330,000,000 guns in the United States." - Donald Smith, Sheriff, Putnam County, NY
"About 8-9 million guns are produced each year worldwide by best estimates..." about half of which are purchased by civilians in the United States. - Benjamin Worthen, HERE
90 million U.S. gun owners acted peacefully again today...
See: Less than 0.00004 Percent Of All U.S. Guns Are Used In Homicides HERE
"BREAKING NewsFlash: Criminals don't obey laws." -- Jedediah Bila
"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military." -- William Burroughs (b. 1914) author, "The War Universe"
"I didn't see any NRA officials killing babies in Waco..." -- P.J. O'Rourke, author of "Parliament of Whores"
"A free people ought not only to be armed and
disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and
ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any
who might attempt to abuse them, which would include
their own government." -- George Washington
"A well-regulated population being necessary to the
security of a police state, the right of the
Government to keep and destroy arms shall not be
infringed." - Vin Suprynowicz's cynical look at
how gun-grabbers read the second amendment
"Mass shootings should not be the centerpiece of gun-control policy. Mass shooters are motivated, difficult to detect, and commit only a tiny fraction of gun violence in America. Pretending that stopping these psychopaths is a matter of passing 'commonsense' laws is just moral grandstanding for cheap political points." - Trevor Burrus, HERE
Murder rates do NOT go down after gun bans, thus the arguments to so egregiously violate citizens' rights to self-defense are WORTHLESS. See THIS.
ALWAYS remember: "The right to self defense is the distinguishing feature of free men." - Dave Mears
Guns sales vs gun deaths and
violence: Can you see the trend?