On the other side of the coin, on a college campus where controlled substances are everywhere, allowing a bunch of drunken fratboys (EXAMPLE ONLY!) the right to possess a firearm isn't the brightest idea. Then again, where do you draw the line on gun bans?
Guns are banned in most campuses in the US, in fact just 2 years ago the Virginia Tech law of guns on campus was more enforced when a student with a state permit to carry a gun was found to take a gun to school, imagine how many other students had taken guns to school before that and how many shootings happened? But I agree school's should ban guns...
Originally Posted by Chris 84
Guns should be banned, and I don't see what all the fuss is about.
The 2nd Amendment was brought into being in order to protect the US civilians from a corrupt and unwanted government (I'm sure those who framed the constitution had Britain in mind) and is really the rather radical right to insurrection. Using the wording of the 2nd Amendment to justify gun ownership in the 21st Century just seems to me to be bizarre.
Switzerland has lower crime rates then the UK and the US, maybe we should adopt their gun laws, they must be doing something right...
If you would of cared to look at the links I provided, gun ban in the England backfired as violence increased by a good margin, even gun crime increased...
and as I pointed out before even when the UK had the same or similar gun laws to the US, the US always had more gun crimes... so why do you insist on a policy that does not work.
as for the 2nd amendment it was not thinking of Britain, the use of guns for personal defense was a given and any writing from that time suggest that the law was not questioned in that way, but yes the right to bear arms was done as a means to protect from the US government...
I think it is unquestionable that the east access to guns which seems to exist in America is rather influential in boosting the number of shootings.....that would seem obvious to me.
Of course one would still be able to get hold of a gun even if they were banned, but the illegality of possession, and the added trouble which it would be necessary to go to in order to obtain one would certainly lead to fewer gun owners.
The injust drug prohibition causes more deaths than legal guns, why does switzerland who has higher gun ownership than most if not all European countries have lower crime rate?
and just like drug prohibition and alcohol prohibition didnt work so would gun prohibition not work.
If you would make gun's illegal the only one's who would not buy them are lawful citizens, criminals and nutjobs will just go to the black market...