edwardmurphy wrote:Yet you still miss the point. It's as if you're being deliberately obtuse.
You are correct that there will always be violence, and that a determined killer will try something different if he can't get a gun.
You're wrong that those facts mean that we shouldn't bother trying to prevent events like Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Aurora, San Bernardino, Georgia Tech, Columbine, and all the rest. You're just mindlessly parroting gun lobby propaganda.
Eliminate bump stocks and fewer people die. Eliminate high-capacity magazines a the number drops again. Fewer bullets fired means fewer gunshot victims. Add a national gun registry and maybe his purchases draw some scrutiny. Or maybe he gets caught trying to buy illegal weapons or mods and that slows, or even stops him. Or maybe it doesn't, but it helps mitigate the damage the next guy does. Maybe, maybe, maybe.
Or we could do nothing and just accept that going to school, or a restaurant, or a concert, or work carries the risk of being shot to death.
I'm not sure why so many on the right accept the second option. Some are clearly gun lobby shills, but the rest baffle me. Is it paranoia, or knee-jerk opposition to anything that "the liberals" suggest, or what?
And now you're back to your smug, usual self. Not only do you not bother to read what people actually say, but attribute to them things they in fact have not said. I don't know if that's just over-zealous ignorance or deliberate deception.
I dare you, show me anywhere in this thread or any other thread where I said or even implied:
... that those facts mean that we shouldn't bother trying to prevent events like Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Aurora, San Bernardino, Georgia Tech, Columbine, and all the rest.
And if you can't show a direct quote or an implication then I would expect an apology (but won't hold my breath).
In fact, I said the exact opposite, that I am in favor of some measures of gun control and no, I have not gone leftie-soft but have always tried to balance my conservatism with pragmatism and common sense, much like I do with my theology.