If a gun is simply a tool, why don't you build me a house with your guns? Or raise a crop?
A hammer is a tool. It could be a weapon but its primary function is a tool and it works beautifully at that.
A gun is a weapon, not a tool. A gun has no function except killing: animals and humans.
So please, go hunting with a simple shotgun or hunting rifle but spare me the need of "the right to bear arms".
Sure, you can "bear" a flintlock rifle or a musket but not a handgun of any type and certainly not a military weapon.
And how about age limits, training, testing and licensing and license renewal?
You need a minimum of these to get a drivers' license so why not a gun, nationwide, America? You are becoming a human slaughterhouse with no morals or ethics.
What other developed country allows murder and killing so freely than the U.S.?
And don't raise that argument that you can kill without guns, of course you can. But not with the ease and the distance. To kill with one's hands, a knife or a hammer requires an intimacy, face to face: smell, touch, sight, sound and even taste.
If you have to own a gun and you have to kill someone when you're angry, scared, distraught or mentally unbalanced please do us one favor: test your gun on yourself first.
Gun owner's rights? How about non-owner's rights? Victims' rights.
At one time people in the U.S. were able to smoke freely and pollute the air around them and affect those around them with secondary smoke. Gradually, kicking and screaming, smokers were tamed. The rights of the victims outweighed the selfishness of the drug users.
Do people still smoke? Of course. The tobacco industry is spreading itself bigger and better and more globally than ever.
But at least, for a portion of the non-smokers, the vehicles we ride in, the stores we shop in, the offices we work in have become cleaner, safer and healthier.
It's time for sanity to control guns and gun laws, not insanity...