Wouldn't that be more reason to invade the US? you could get free weapons from any house.. :P
I don't think civilian should be armed with anything other than a shotgun and a hunyting rifle (shotgun for defence, rifle for hunting). Any concealable weapon should be outlawed. And there is absolutely no need for automatic weapons, most people don't even know how to use automatic fire, and god knows why you need an AK47.
Oh wow Jakko, trigger discipline, whoop de fucking doo. Because of course people who know trigger discipline won't want to fill you full of holes.
Originally Posted by Jakko
P.S. I love the look on the dog's face. "Oh shit, he's got the gun out."
Vintage, and magazineless target rifles are fine too.
Just because these people own the guns does not necessarily mean that they know how to use 'em as well.
Also, the weapons are more often used to accidentally (or purposefully) kill family members then to scare off criminals (or use as self defence).
The parents arn't home. Two little siblings are bored out of their mind. What do they do? They find daddy's gun. Wow how fun that can be. Let's pretend we're in a movie. I'm the good guy and you're the bad guy. Pow pow! ... hey why are you bleeding..? come one say something ... Jimmy?... JIMMY?!!
The husband comes home late, smelling of perfume and alcohol. The wife hears some noises from downstairs, as the husband tries to get around without waking anyone up. Being horrified that a burgler has entered the house, the wife grabs the gun and hurries downstairs. Right as the husband reaches for the light, CLICK. The first thing the wife sees as the light is switched on, is the figure of her husband falling to the ground, with a little red river flowing from underneath him. The faint noises he makes inform her that he is still breathing. She rushes to the phone, but is unable to dial 911.. "Omg.. I have killed my husband... my husband... omg... I murdered my husband..!!"
While she collapses in the kitchen, from the shock given to her from the events which happend in the short amount fo time, her husband slowly passes away.
To be honest, I do not see the need for automatic weapons either. 20 men with bolt action rifles, trained to shoot well, are more than a match for 20 men with M-16s, in my opinion.
Originally Posted by 98abaile
However, AK's that are sold in the US are not automatic, 98, they are SEMI-auto. You can't get an automatic weapon without a special, highly regulated permit.
P.S. - The first signs of a responsible gun owner are proper gun etiquette, 98. Surely you must realize this.
Originally Posted by csuti
If a gun owner is a "responsible" gun owner, as I was saying, he would have the guns secured in a safe place(like a safe), the bullets secured in a safe place, and would definitely not put a full magazine in a gun, rack the slide, then put it in an easy place for kids to get to. We are talking about "responsible" gun-owners, csuti, not lower border-line moron(I mean that in the classical sense, by the way, as in an IQ of 51-70.
Hypothetical in the extreme. Stick to writing fiction, it will serve you well. However, this brand of fiction is unlikely ever to be found in the real world.
if it can be imagined, it can be realized.
Guns are meant to kill, so why should average everyday citizens have them?
Edit: A good movie about gun ettiquette is Dear Wendy. You might like it Jakko
I'm against homeowners having guns.
If memory serves me correctly, a lot of school shootings results from kids finding their parent's guns in the house. =/
Those pics aren't the typical American. I'd say most do not have an entire room dedicated to guns, so it's still fair grounds to invade us. XD
My only possible response to a statement that bloody stupid is: Fantasy.
There is no possible need for a fully automatic weapon. No one who is not specifically going to use them in a war zone situation should have one – or something similarly dangerous. A semi-auto would suffice for all other purposes. [Paintball doesn't count] Secondly, America is a rather dangerous country what with the disparity between different groups of people, and the ensuing problems this causes. Not even bothering to mention people who are self-reliant and use their guns for hunting.
And cpr, can you think up anything more blitheringly stupid? Every case you hear of the children injuring or killing themselves happens because they haven't been taught diddly about proper usage of guns, how to respect them, and because they've been left where a child can get access to them.
As a great man once said – Evolution In Action.
Originally Posted by Ishman
That's a good reason to illegalize guns. It's not safe for the general population. Majority of the people in America are poorly educated.
No, that's why guns should be free.
If you don't mind me saying so, I really do hate people who are obviously stupid – not mentally slow – but fucking stupid.