Chris P. wrote:
Well maybe you've been fortunate to not have any confrontation in your life, but I feel like all people would be singing a different tune if they were caught up in a dire situation at a disadvantage of not having a weapon to someone who has one. It's just the world we live in. You can't ever hold your own entirely on words. Some person is always gonna be compelled to use force instead of seeking a resolution, or do things the proper way. It's just human nature. If there were no guns in the world, I'd be all for it. That just isn't the way it will ever be though. I never want to feel like I have to use one, but if the shit goes down, I don't want to be caught on the other end of it without some protection. There are a lot of reasons for why guns are a bad thing, but coverin your own is more important than any negative.
As I said... noone wants to be caught needing one when you don't have one'. But as anyone who lives in the UK in a inner-city or rough areas, chances are many people you pass, especially after dark, or people who are going to jump you, have some sort of weapon (ie knife). Gun crime is getting worse in some areas, but theres no cry for a right to bear arms over here; quite the opposite, people are more than ever calling for stricter legislation on guns and gun possession. I don't carry a fucking a knife just incase i get jumped, that would be stupid.
By owning a gun your perpetuating the problem, theres no way around that. So what, everyone just keeps getting a gun until the entire US population has one, and has one justifiably by your analogy? Get ready for some record murder statistics. If you live in a rough area, then of course you get sympathy, maybe its a depressingly pragmatic solution.
Get rid of that right, have a gun amnesty, introduce legislation to deal with owners of guns, guns become far less readily available, have a crack down... gun crime goes down, people don't need to have a gun in their house.