with no guns would he not have just made more bombs? (since per reply 5, he thought to be responsible)
Maybe, maybe not, but this side-argument is still nit-picking and detracts from the wider issue... GUNS DO NOT BELONG IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY... PERIOD.
you are absolutely correct. now is the time to step upon the backs and shoulders of the grief stricken, ignore the additional anguish you may cause by using the deaths of their loved ones as your opportune soapbox and yell to world your own personal beliefs
The black sarcasm is not appreciated and does nothing to support and alternative argument to gun control. So tell me, when is there a GOOD time to denounce the use of guns in society... when every day somebody dies because an arsewipe picks up and uses a gun with the express intent to extinguish human life? Do one [singular] murder make it any more palatable/acceptable? Of course not!
And again, I will say, the blame for these needless killings also rests squarely on the shoulders of the '"it's my right to carry a gun" crowd... because it is their stubborn refusal to relinquish that 'right'? which creates the difficulty for government to enact gun control, hence more senseless gun slaughter occurs while access to firearms is made far too easy. Every time some nut job commits mass murder with a firearm, every pro-gunner' needs to look at themselves honestly and accept that they are in part responsible
Put another way! How would all you pro-gunners feel about some equally determined group defending their 'right' to use crack cocaine and/or heroin? Yes, they're killing themselves, but what about the snowball effect... the so-called coolness of it all influencing your kids? It's a case on monkey see, monkey do, with guns and/or drugs, and supposedly responsible members of society need to be better role models/leaders if things are to change for the better.
If someone is determined to kill, you can kill someone with just about anything...vehicle, knife, rock, stick, bow and arrow, hand tools, bare hands, damn near anything.
True, somebody with that mindset is going to kill, but those weapons are less capable of 'instant' mass murder, while putting the gun in his/her hand [via the right to bear arms mentality] enables him/her to instantly and kill dozens in the blink of an eye... from a distance where he/she feels safe. Having to kill with a knife up close removes that safety barrier and thus doubt arises. I'm not saying it won't happen, but close proximity murders aren't as easy [or as multiple] as those from a distance with a firearm. Provide the simplicity to kill and quite simply there will be nut jobs who will take advantage of it.
my viewpoint is from a RESPONSIBLE gun owner that respects a weapon,
For every responsible? gun owner there's half a dozen nut jobs just waiting to go off.... so at the end of the day, under the right to bear arms mentality, there is NO responsible gun ownership... because the pro-gunners who responsibly their gun holstered/in a drawer, etc, also put guns in the hands of dickheads simply by perpetuating and demanding the 'right'.