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Response to TPaine7 (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:14 PM

1. Of course.

Say we have a choice between two worlds:
A) It's hard to get a gun, but even without a gun, I'm much safer than a person with a gun in world B
B) It's easy to get a gun, but even with a gun, I'm much less safe than a person without a gun in world A
To me it's obvious, you choose world A.

Besides that, the idea that a gun is a "necessary tool" for self defense is completely absurd. Just because you think that a gun is necessary for self-defense doesn't make it true. You can defend yourself without a gun, and in reality, there's no evidence that a gun makes a person safer.

I simply don't see guns as a "rights" issue. Free speech is necessary in order to have a functioning democracy. Torture is inhumane. "Gun rights" are simply not in the same category.

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