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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:30 AM

A serious question about gun control- Isn't it too late? [View all]


First things first, let me say this. I HATE MOST GUNS. Shotguns, and hunting rifles, I don't mind, but all other guns, I LOATHE.

But lets be honest here. There are 300 million guns in this country, that we know of. And more that we don't, I'm sure. Even if we put a ban on AR-15 style weapons today, what will it accomplish? Those weapons will not just magically disappear. The owners will not suddenly have a change of heart and desire to turn them in. They will cling to them like a death dealing life preserver.

So what would banning them really accomplish? A person that wants a gun will find a way to get one. Pure and simple. Banning guns would be as effective as banning Marijuana or banning Alcohol. We all know just how effective THAT is/was.

I wish I could wish the guns away, and I wish that bad people would never do these kinds of things, but when you face the reality of the situation we're facing, there is absolutely nothing that we can do about it.

This is just my opinion, and I'm sure it will be flamed and such, but I wish that I didn't feel so helpless in the face of this situation, but I believe that we are far beyond the point of being able to change things by enacting bans.

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