That has not been the experience elsewhere in the world.wellwisher said: ↑
Guns in the US were made legal to allow self protection by the honest citizens, if and when criminals start to control things at any and various levels of culture. This was also designed to help one defend themselves from a potential corrupt government, which oversteps its Constitutional rights. Guns had the victims mind and not the criminals. Protection of guns, by the 2nd amendment prevents, criminal governments from disarming the honest citizens who will follow the law. Everyone knows that black market guns will still be available to the criminals, who do not obey the law.
And gun owners are the ones most likely to be shot -- often by their own guns.
No, guns don't make us safer. Tough laws and militarized police don't make us safer. And it's the Right that's been promoting policies likely to lead to an authoritarian police state. Sorry to be all sciency again, but those are the stats, and that's been the experience elsewhere in the world.
What is it with you and atheists? Do you think there's some vast, left-wing, atheist conspiracy to enslave us and let criminals run wild in the streets? I think you've been watching too much Fox news.Most of the guns that kill in Democrats inner cities comes from the black market. These cities and states have the strongest gun laws, so the criminals by pass the law and use the black market. The vulnerable citizens who obey the law are left disarmed, unless they join the criminals and seek the black market. The atheists call that pro-life.
And what's with this "Democrat's inner cities?" It's not democratic policies that made guns so easy to obtain and created all the criminals.
In countries with good gun control laws citizens don't feel threatened, crime is low, and police don't fear the people and shoot at the slightest unexpected move.
I wonder what would happen if we treated this as a medical problem, or allowed regulated usage.There are many things that are illegal in the USA, most of which can still be obtained in the black market. Heroin is illegal and most honest citizens stay away. Those intent on getting heroin can use the black market t find what is illegal. The result is a serious drug problem, since the black market is run by criminals who do not care about victims, as much as the money they make. The atheist and Democrats want this black market control for guns.
Oh, wait, it's already been tried, and drug usage, overdoses and crime all went down....