40 Reasons for Gun Control

You’ll definitely be convinced!

40 Reasons For Gun Control

1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, DC, & Chicago cops need guns.

2. Washington DC’s low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun control, and Indianapolis’ high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the lack of gun control.

3. Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control but statistics showing increasing murder rates after gun control are “just statistics.”

4. The Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban, both of which went into effect in 1994 are responsible for the decrease in violent crime rates, which have been declining since 1991.

5. We must get rid of guns because a deranged lunatic may go on a shooting spree at any time and anyone who would own a gun out of fear of such a lunatic is paranoid.

6. The more helpless you are the safer you are from criminals.

7. An intruder will be incapacitated by tear gas or oven spray, but if shot with a .357 Magnum will get angry and kill you.

8. A woman raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman with a smoking gun and a dead rapist at her feet.

9. When confronted by violent criminals, you should “put up no defense — give them what they want, or run” (Handgun Control Inc. Chairman Pete Shields, Guns Don’t Die – People Do, 1981, p.125).

10. The New England Journal of Medicine is filled with expert advice about guns; just like Guns & Ammo has some excellent treatises on heart surgery.

11. One should consult an automotive engineer for safer seatbelts, a civil engineer for a better bridge, a surgeon for internal medicine, a computer programmer for hard drive problems, and Sarah Brady for firearms expertise.

12. The 2nd Amendment, ratified in 1787, refers to the National Guard, which was created 130 years later, in 1917.

13. The National Guard, federally funded, with bases on federal land, using federally-owned weapons, vehicles, buildings and uniforms, punishing trespassers under federal law, is a “state” militia.

14. These phrases: “right of the people peaceably to assemble,” “right of the people to be secure in their homes,” “enumerations herein of certain rights shall not be construed to disparage others retained by the people,” and “The powers not delegated herein are reserved to the states respectively, and to the people” all refer to individuals, but “the right of the people to keep and bear arm” refers to the state.

15. “The Constitution is strong and will never change.” But we should ban and seize all guns thereby violating the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments to that Constitution.

16. Rifles and handguns aren’t necessary to national defense! Of course, the army has hundreds of thousands of them.

17. Private citizens shouldn’t have handguns, because they aren’t “military weapons”, but private citizens shouldn’t have “assault rifles”, because they are military weapons.

18. In spite of waiting periods, background checks, finger printing, government forms, etc., guns today are too readily available, which is responsible for recent school shootings. In the 1940’s, 1950’s and1960’s, anyone could buy guns at hardware stores, army surplus stores, gas stations, variety stores, Sears mail order, no waiting, no background check, no fingerprints, no government forms and there were no school shootings.

19. The NRA’s attempt to run a “don’t touch” campaign about kids handling guns is propaganda, but the anti-gun lobby’s attempt to run a “don’t touch” campaign is responsible social activity.

20. Guns are so complex that special training is necessary to use them properly, and so simple to use that they make murder easy.

21. A handgun, with up to 4 controls, is far too complex for the typical adult to learn to use, as opposed to an automobile that only has 20.

22. Women are just as intelligent and capable as men but a woman with a gun is “an accident waiting to happen” and gun makers’ advertisements aimed at women are “preying on their fears.”

23. Ordinary people in the presence of guns turn into slaughtering butchers but revert to normal when the weapon is removed.

24. Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun shows.

25. A majority of the population supports gun control, just like a majority of the population supported owning slaves.

26. Any self-loading small arm can legitimately be considered to be a “weapon of mass destruction” or an “assault weapon.”

27. Most people can’t be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by because they can be trusted.

28. The right of Internet pornographers to exist cannot be questioned because it is constitutionally protected by the Bill of Rights, but the use of handguns for self defense is not really protected by the Bill of Rights.

29. Free speech entitles one to own newspapers, transmitters, computers, and typewriters, but self-defense only justifies bare hands.

30. The ACLU is good because it uncompromisingly defends certain parts of the Constitution, and the NRA is bad, because it defends other parts of the Constitution.

31. Charlton Heston, a movie actor as president of the NRA is a cheap lunatic who should be ignored, but Michael Douglas, a movie actor as a representative of Handgun Control, Inc. is an ambassador for peace who is entitled to an audience at the UN arms control summit.

32. Police operate with backup within groups, which is why they need larger capacity pistol magazines than do “civilians” who must face criminals alone and therefore need less ammunition.

33. We should ban “Saturday Night Specials” and other inexpensive guns because it’s not fair that poor people have access to guns too.

34. Police officers have some special Jedi-like mastery over hand guns that private citizens can never hope to obtain.

35. Private citizens don’t need a gun for self-protection because the police are there to protect them even though the Supreme Court says the police are not responsible for their protection.

36. Citizens don’t need to carry a gun for personal protection but police chiefs, who are desk-bound administrators who work in a building filled with cops, need a gun.

37. “Assault weapons” have no purpose other than to kill large numbers of people. The police need assault weapons. You do not.

38. When Microsoft pressures its distributors to give Microsoft preferential promotion, that’s bad; but when the Federal government pressures cities to buy guns only from Smith & Wesson, that’s good.

39. Trigger locks do not interfere with the ability to use a gun for defensive purposes, which is why you see police officers with one on their duty weapon.

40. Handgun Control, Inc. says they want to “keep guns out of the wrong hands.” Guess what? You have the wrong hands.

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18 thoughts on “40 Reasons for Gun Control

  1. Which of the following do you think should be allowed to carry a concealed firearm in a public place, such as a restaurant or movie theater — only government safety officials, such as police officers, only government officials or private citizens who have a clear need for a weapon, such as those who transport large amounts of cash, or any private citizen, except those who would be a potential threat to public safety, such as convicted criminals?

  2. Beck, I hope what you are trying to say is an argument against gun control. I didn’t know what you meant at first, by “it totally changed my opinion”, but I hope you know that whoever wrote this article was being sarcastic. I was about to give you a nice long lecture on why the people’s possession of firearms is necessary and vital to the security of a free state.
    (Its not remaining that way much longer)
    But Beck.
    Make your point much clearer next time so that uninformed folks can understand what point your trying to pull across.
    Not an English lesson, just a thought…

    That is… if you really aren’t for gun control…

    :)

    Nick Kouznetsov
    Your former classmate at GMS

    p.s. I might return there this year, as the school I’m currently attending sucks in every respect.

  3. Recently, less than a mile from the church where I work, a man was killed at a Wal Mart supercenter in the parking lot by another man with a gun. The killing was right by the automotive department, and sent the crew scurrying. Thankfully, the gunman fled instead of turning the gun on others. But what if he had? A regular occurrence in this country including Arkansas, is for insane individuals to go on shooting sprees in public places. And always, people end up dead and grievously injured before the police show up. While the police “secure the perimeter” people die. The answer of our governments in many states and cities is more gun control.

    • Think about this, when people go on mass killings they know they are going to die. What they are worried about is failing. Typically if their “spree” lasts less than two minutes they have failed. Do you remember the shooting in the Colorado theater recently. Research was done and the only theater in a twenty mile radius that had a posted sign that said “no concealed carry” was the theater where the shooting took place. People like that want to go out with a bang. They want to get their name in the news. If they are stopped then they are no longer the center of attention, The one who stopped them is.

  4. Which of the following do you think should be allowed to carry a concealed firearm in a public place, such as a restaurant or movie theater — only government safety officials, such as police officers, only government officials or private citizens who have a clear need for a weapon, such as those who transport large amounts of cash, or any private citizen, except those who would be a potential threat to public safety, such as convicted criminals?

    • I believe any private citizen should be allowed to carry a concealed fire arm, except of course those that would be a threat to society. The grim truth is some government official with a gun is not always around. People need to take responsibility for our own protection because legally Police are not responsible.

      • Guys, guys.
        The shooting spree murderers who we have seen in the past year are not people who just “snapped” at one instant and became mentally insane.
        These guys were put up – set up, if you will.
        The official stories make no sense at all.
        Americans have been believing the official Warren reports and that which their television has feeding them for too long.

        So, officially, I believe that these crazy guys have been set up by our own government; the technicalities are all smoke-screens.
        Its all a speciously ingenious plan! And, its very simple. Our government drugs whom they want to do the dirty work, has them shoot many innocent people with firearms (specifically ” Assault Rifles* “), uses the media to lie and persuade the masses to believe the guise that “GUNS ARE BAD! ASSAULT RIFLES ARE BAD!” , and then Americans, indoctrinated, emerge from their living-room sofas hating guns and then march on capital hill to try to ultimately establish the extinction of firearms by protesting in favor of something called GUN CONTROL!
        Don’t you see?
        The bottom line is this.
        The government doesn’t need to have to confiscate firearms from the people by force, (although they might in the near future), they can just convince people to hate them with the help of their cardinal asset; media bias.
        Don’t believe me?
        I don’t blame you. It would take me a while to explain it all thoroughly.

        Our own government has been lying to us, the American people, long before 9/11 and even the Gulf of Tonkin incident, to carry out their plans and achieve their goals.

        And all of these ‘mass shootings’ are no different.

        Nick K

        * DEFENTITION OF AN ASSAULT RIFLE IS THAT WHICH HAS A FULLY-AUTOMATIC CAPABILITY. THIS ASPECT IS OBLIVIOUS TO SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN.
        Assault rifles were already banned in 1986 by President Reagan in the “1986 Assault Weapons Ban “, which prohibited the posession of fully automatic Assault rifles to civilians.

  5. The first point under realism is that of the English analyst Greenwood: no matter how stringent the controls, there will always be enough guns in any society that anyone determined to have a gun will be able to do so, whether for crime or self-defense. Thus, after nearly 80 years of ever more stringently administered state handgun ban, New York City police estimate the number of illegally owned guns there at 2-3 million. Anti-gun crusaders attribute this to the fact that handguns are legally obtained in most other states. But even in peaceful England where very few people think it urgent to have a gun for self-defense, Greenwood has shown that the number of guns illegally smuggled in off-sets the number confiscated yearly. In other words, 70 years of ever more strictly administered ban has not even diminished the illegal gunstock.

  6. What a crazy world we live in! Trying to treat addiction as a legal problem, and trying to treat criminal misbehaviors using guns as a medical problem! Beam me up, Scotty. Ain’t no intelligent life down here.

  7. To carry a loaded firearm in public or outdoors (and for an individual who is a member of the militia carrying a firearm other than his Army-issue personal weapons off-duty), a person must have a Waffentragbewilligung (gun carrying permit), which in most cases is issued only to private citizens working in occupations such as security.

  8. Mass shootings (like the Columbine High School massacre , Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and Virginia Tech massacre ) have continually ignited political debates about gun control in the United States. According to a 2012 CNN / Opinion Research Corporation poll, 10% of Americans support banning all guns except for police and authorized personnel, 76% support gun ownership with some restrictions, and 10% support gun ownership with no restrictions.

  9. Gun control is any law, policy, practice, or proposal designed to restrict or limit the possession, production, importation, shipment, sale, and/or use of guns or other firearms by private citizens among others.

  10. Why? Because no politician, not President Barack Obama, not House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi—no one in mainstream Washington—is going to propose confiscating any of the millions of firearms or magazines already in private hands. Imagine being the police chief or sheriff given the task of forcibly collecting people’s guns or mags. It ain’t happening. We are too far down the road.

  11. Texas state Rep. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp is recognized worldwide as one of the leading advocates for an individual’s right to carry a concealed firearm. Several years ago, while testifying in opposition to additional gun control legislation, she related the emotional account of how she lost both of her parents to a lone gunman in 1991. At the time of the attack, Texas did not allow private citizens to carry concealed. Let me make sure that you understand. I’m not here representing the NRA. I’m not even a member, OK? Secondly, I’d like to say, that in your opening statements, you commented specifically on my testimony saying that basically it had nothing to do with this issue and I had to chuckle because then I noticed he had Mr. Brady up here who was hit, not with an assault weapon, but with a .22 caliber revolver. So, getting beyond that, I didn’t grow up in a house with guns. I don’t hunt. I personally abhor hunting, but I was given a gun by a friend when I was 21, to carry in my purse for self-defense. And I was taught how to use it . . .

  12. Many gun-control advocates, and particularly advocates of a total gun ban, would like to see the United States become more like Canada, where there are far fewer guns per capita and where most guns must be registered with the federal government. The Canadian approach to firearms ownership has many attractions—the country’s firearm homicide rate is one-sixth that of the U.S. But barring a decision by the American people and their legislators to remove the right to bear arms from the Constitution, arguing for applying the Canadian approach in the U.S. is useless.

  13. The first point under realism is that of the English analyst Greenwood: no matter how stringent the controls, there will always be enough guns in any society that anyone determined to have a gun will be able to do so, whether for crime or self-defense. Thus, after nearly 80 years of ever more stringently administered state handgun ban, New York City police estimate the number of illegally owned guns there at 2-3 million. Anti-gun crusaders attribute this to the fact that handguns are legally obtained in most other states. But even in peaceful England where very few people think it urgent to have a gun for self-defense, Greenwood has shown that the number of guns illegally smuggled in off-sets the number confiscated yearly. In other words, 70 years of ever more strictly administered ban has not even diminished the illegal gunstock.

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