What if guns were illegal?Submitted by The Oathkeeper on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 10:53
My response to an anti-gun guy's comments:
Firearms inevitably escalate the situation plus the less weapons in circulation the less there are that can fall into the hands of 'bad citizens'. Guns will always find their way in to the hands of people that want to do harm but that's life and that's why you have a well trained and well equipped police force. And what happens when your 'good guy', who's been stocking up his arsenal to take on criminals and mount an armed insurrection against a bad government, has a bad day and goes on a rampage?
What about alcohol? If we prohibit alcohol, is it less likely for it to fall into the hands of bad citizens?
What about narcotics? If we prohibit drugs, are they less likely to fall into the hands of bad citizens?
What about governments? If we create a totalitarian government with real absolute power without checks and balances not only from the sections thereof but the PEOPLE, won't bad citizens with hearts of greed, manipulation, and corruption have more of an initiative to hold office?
What if I trusted my armed neighbor more than that well trained and well equipped police force?
What if my neighbor knows without a doubt that if he has a "bad day" and starts taking shots at folk in the neighborhood that I was going to be there to stop him?
What if I'm just having Freedom Watch withdrawals?