@junrose123@JayGum28 People don't commit crimes because they have guns, they commit crimes because of outside factors. You can still rob, rape, and/or murder someone with a hammer, just as effectively as if they used a gun. So how does this prevent crime as a whole?
Discipline and knowing your responsibility is a big factor in owning, much more carrying a gun. Different people reacts to different situations so i think you should know yourself that much to decide if you need to carry your weapon. I know that a gun provides great protection for someone's self, family or anyone that needed protection, but knowing that you own a gun does not mean that you will instantly use it when you feel something or a situation is not going in your favor. Your gun is your responsibility, you can carry it but you should know how and when to use it.
If you do not live under a rock and pay any attention to the news and media at all, you will have heard the terms “gun control” or “common sense gun control” and also “assault weapon ban.” The issue is that if you ask different people to define these terms, you get different answers. No one can explain for you exactly what these terms mean, and there is a reason for that—a very simple reason. These terms describe something that does not exist. There is no such thing.
What? I know, I know– you have been bombarded with these terms for a couple of years now. You think you know what they mean, but you really don’t. They simply do not exist: there is no way to have, make, or legislate anything called “gun control.”
Gun control is a fallacy that those who fear or do not like firearms use to try to describe something they think will stop the shootings and killings that happen around the country. Well, I hate to burst their bubble, but there is not one single law—not one single “gun-free zone” or anything like that—that has stopped a single shooting. I would love to see the confession of a gun-wielding psychopath who said they were going to shoot up a location but decided not to because they saw a sign that read “gun-free zone”. There are people who think this happens; they are so sure of this that they want to create more gun-free zones. I guess it will take some incident they are involved in to make them realize you cannot legislate safety by taking away the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.
By trying to pass a law that makes the possession of firearms illegal, the only people who would listen to that law are those least likely of all to ever shoot up a populated area. People who listen to the law are not the ones who commit these awful crimes. Murder is against the law and has been since the start of our country and before, yet people still do it. Most drugs are illegal to possess and use—we even have a so-called “war on drugs”—yet you can still buy them anywhere and at any time. Making something illegal only pushes it to the black market. If these people who want to pass gun control laws would just do a little research, they would find that criminals do not follow laws—that’s why they are called criminals.
According to a study by the Department of Justice, when interviewing criminals who were behind bars for firearms-related violent crimes, they found that less than 4% got their guns by legally buying them. The rest got them some other way, including buying them on the black market (already a crime), stealing them (already a crime), or having someone buy the firearm for them (already a crime). So what fantasy world do these people live in thinking that more laws will make criminals not get guns or shoot places up?
In the recent Ft. Lauderdale International Airport shooting, one of the stories you rarely see is about the armed pilot who got the people in the boarding area onto his plane and stood guard at the gangway to protect them. That pilot got it! It takes an armed person to stop an armed person. I do not understand the thinking that you can legislate morality and safety. What you can do is allow people to be able to defend themselves and others if they can.
Airports are one of those places in Florida where you cannot carry a concealed firearm. I am not saying that a person who may have been picking someone up at the airport in the luggage claim area where the shooter killed his victims could have stopped it from happening, but there is at least a chance that an armed, law-abiding citizen could have lessened or stopped the carnage from being what it was.
But we will never know. It’s a gun-free zone.
It’s time for a reality check and a hard look at real legislation that may help to reduce the number of deaths and victims. We should legislate away those places called “gun-free zones” and make it illegal to disallow the lawful carrying of a firearm anywhere that doing so is not federally prohibited. We should also allow people to carry a firearm, either open or concealed. There are only five states that do not allow this now, and Florida is one of them. Time to get with it, Florida. We have the highest number of concealed carry licenses in the entire country. Florida also has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the States.
A firearm is nothing more than a tool. Just like plumbers uses wrenches, and carpenters use hammers a firearm has purposes.
As a 35+ year cop, I can honestly say I carried a firearm every day of my adult life for the last 38+ years. And I have never done it for any other reason than to have the tool with me should I need it to protect myself, my family or others from an armed attacker. You see I have learned that there is really only one way to stop an armed attack, and that is an armed response. That is why we cops carry firearms to begin with.
We have fire extinguishers in our schools, our businesses and a lot of our homes. Why? In case of a fire of course. We have learned that if a fire breaks out and you can catch it early, you stand a good chance of putting it out with a handy fire extinguisher. The same reasoning works for firearms.
We carry and have firearms for hunting (I put non-GMO, non-genetically altered, wild fed meats on the table with them), target shooting (which is fun and a skill that you can improve and enhance with practice like any other skill), and of course for protection. As LEO's we carry firearms openly so that it not only is easy to access and faster than concealed, but it acts as a crime deterrent. Bad guys have a tendency not to commit a crime when a cop is standing right there (although it does happen).
As for guns being dangerous, they really are no more dangerous than a chainsaw or any other tool that can hurt or kill you. If you simply learn the very basic safety rules of firearms and follow them, you will NEVER have an unintentional discharge and NEVER hurt someone unintentionally. They are very simple to follow and EVERY unintentional shooting can be linked back to violating one of the 4 rules.
Treat all firearms as if they are loaded, regardless of whether they are or not!
Never point a firearm at anything unless you are willing to kill or destroy it!
Always identify your target and what is beyond it!
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are on target and ready to shoot
So the reason you should carry a firearm is the same reason that us LEO's do, for protection from the possibility of an armed attacker. And that reasoning applies to schools, movie theaters, and other places. If we have fire extinguishers in our classrooms, and armed teacher or staff member can act as the protection form the other threats.
Oh and the last reason? Because it's a Constitutional Right that "shall not be infringed". Pretty clear language if you ask me.
Nope. It just minimize the sound of a gunshot. Silencers are also called suppressor, meaning it doesn't really make a gunshot totally silent but it makes a gun produced less sounds. There are also other reasons as to why people uses a silencer. It greatly reduces a flash coming from a gunshot which is beneficial for a night encounter, and It can also reduce a kickback or a recoil making it more easier to the person shooting to hit it's target accurately.
As far as I know, Gun silencer doesn't make the gun totally silent it just decreases the gunshot sound. I saw a lot of videos where they try using a silencer but still I can here the sound of the gun shot but its not too loud anymore. For me I think it works, It uses by those police to keep the enemies unalarmed. Try watching some videos where they uses silencer so you can find out if it really works.
There is no way that the government of the United States is going to confiscate all of the privately owned weapons of its citizens ! I live in the United States, and one of our most cherished things is the Constitution, which gives everyone the right to own and bear arms. It is not the licensed weapons that are the threat to anyone here, it is the criminals who have illegal weapons, and just taking away the leagally owned weapons that people have is not going to stop criminals from stealing weapons and killing people. What actually needs to happen would be stricter laws against the illegal weapons, and the criminals that use them. Someone can be arrested for a crime, and then be bailed out the same day, and back on the streets committing more crimes. This is not the fault of the law enforcement community, it is rather the way that the court system is set up, which allows most people charged with a crime to post bail and be out of jail almost immediately.
This is entirely impossible to manage, basically because all the humans have a primal instinct for survival so even in the countries which laws forbid keeping the guns without a special permit, people own and hide them out of a fear that something might happen and they will be left defenseless, from one reason or another.
This is one of the reasons why there has been increased crime lately. The selling and buying of unlicensed guns by those that are looking to avoid spending lots of money and also to avoid having their names on record for possessing a particular gun.
Most unlicensed guns are illegally smuggled by gun dealers. I can agree that they sell sophisticated guns but it's not worth going to jail over. People should learn to work within the confines of the law in getting a gun.