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  • I suppose metal detectors should be installed everywhere to detect those who are concealing their weapons in public places. The best strategy for gun control should be preemptive not reactive. Further, mobile gun detectors should be issued to indivi…
  • I am suprised that somebody can attempt to kill themselves thrice in the face of uncertainty of what really happens after death. These is another dynamic to suicides. Some of those who commit suicides don't go alone. Some try to take out as many peo…
  • Thats an informative piece no doubt. But there is a small problem here. What would happen if more and more people decide to use such vests to protect themselves from bullets? I envisage a situation where these bulletproof vests will fall into the ha…
  • I support the cultivation of a good moral standing as a prerequisite to any interaction with guns. The fact remains that most things in the hands of a morally deficient individual can be put to lethal use. For instance a harmless gardening tool in t…
  • You cannot hide behind the fact that people kill and not guns. People designed those guns in the first place. And what are they designed for anyway? I think gun ownership should not be restricted solely on the issue of mental health. Some of the mos…
  • This is a really tragic episode. I do concur with those who posit that accidents are bound to happen as is the case with automobile accidents. But it has to be stated that guns are weapons of death. They are not intended to disable the offender whic…
  • Low taxes on gun sales means that its a freewheeling affair which means that gun buyers will not attach a premium on this. It follows that gun owners can access more guns per head. I wonder what happens when someone lends a gun to his friend or fami…
  • When it comes to the issue of guns, you should not trivialise matters and talk about knives. These are not weapons of mass destruction in the same fashion as guns. The issue of gun loss and gun theft is one these self righteous gun ownership propone…
  • I think people aint seen anything yet if with every shooting which claims more lives, gun ownership proponents seem to dig their heels deeper. Its repeating the same thing and then expecting different results. The same insecurity that they claim to …
  • I am against gun ownership based on a number of solid facts. For instance, countries like the UK where gun ownership is prohibited record low levels of violence compared to those where gun ownership is allowed. It looks like the effect of gun owners…
  • The necessity to apply external defenses is symptomatic of the breakdown of inner defenses responsible for restraint and good neighbourliness. There should be a paradigm shift to wean people away from overreliance on guns and other weapons without a…
  • Alot of crimes go unreported due to family connections and even workplace relationships. I saw a story of an employee who was raped by her boss in the office after resisting his advances for some time and then fired. I believe that some of the gun o…
  • I think they should go further than this and install metal detectors to net those who conceal carry. But trust some people to beat the system to beat the devices in these days of runaway technology. In this era of mass shootings and terrorism, it wo…
  • Most people wouldn't have the confidence to open carry unless they come from the disciplined forces. Personally, I would be averse to open carry. Some people might subconsciously interpret this to be a raw display of power. In any case, its a grim r…
  • Its all about the heightened sense of insecurity occasioned by rampant gun ownership. When everyone else seems to own a gun, there is an increased sense of vulnerability and people have no option but to look for more lethal weapons. This is a danger…
  • I would not mind background checks since the issue of gun control is one of life and death and if some modest facilitation fee requires to be chipped to cover the process, there is no problem. In some jurisdictions, acquiring a gun licence is a leng…
  • There is a high correlation between gun ownership and violence if Central American experience is anything to go by in countries like Mexico, Nicaragua and Honduras. The problem with gun crime is that its possible to hit a person at a distance and th…
  • This brings me to the discussion about the police shootings in the US which appear to be racially motivated. I don't know the criteria that some officers use to determine who is suspicious and who is not because appearance alone as well as racial pr…
  • Tellingly, ask anyone of there gun ownership proponents what would be their reaction if they find themselves being a direct target of gun crime. At that particular moment, they would swear that gun control is not an option but a necessity. The issue…
  • It would not be proper for police to conduct inspections without a warranty due to the fact that this can be used to settle scores when some people decide to frame their rivals or adversaries by planting incriminating evidence. Criminals can also ta…
  • One can also argue that there are many tinpot despots bearing arms with the tragedy being that this is enshrined in the constitution. The number of people killed in gun crime incidents qualifies guns to labelled as weapons of mass destruction not un…
  • I propose that gun safety should be taught in schools. It doesn't pay to hide behind the presumed ignorance and or innocence of children since they will learn the same from other sources. So why not do it in schools. This is likely to provoke debate…
  • I have not had an incident with a gun owner but its proper to state that gun ownership is not always legal. I have a situation which I can directly relate to. My father was shot dead in a robbery incident. I have also read of a case involving a ranc…
  • I digress with regard to the fact that wars necessarily have to be fought. I believe that in the 21st century, there should be less emphasis on war and more emphasis on what unites us as humanity. The fact remains that life is a one way journey and …
  • Keeping the gun with the bullets loaded is a recipe for disaster even when there are no children around. Add to this the fact that children are in their experimental stage and expecting them to restrict their fingers to toy guns is not realistic in …
  • There are no two sides to the gun control debate in my opinion. Having a gun in the first place would place the power to kill which would be in multiples less than if there were no guns in the first place. Even accidental discharges are enough to di…
  • Other synergies should be explored to but down on gun violence. For one, other preemptive methods should be explored to make sure that there is less violence by integrating life skills in the curriculum. Other forms of self defense like kickboxing s…
  • You don't have to cast your net far if you consider the case of Virginia Tech university where the shooter was a psychiatrist. He was entrusted to look after the welfare of others including the 32 silent ones he callously dispatched. There is no gua…
  • I don't think this is an encroachment on the Second Amendment. Rather, its a different interpretation of the same as legal advisers won't to tell you. If gun dealers will remain in a state of anonymity, how then do you control flow of arms to gangs …
  • Virginia Tech shootings and others just prove that the issue of gun ownership has good horribly wrong by creating lopsided situations against those who don't fancy them. This is a form of brinkmanship by extension to argue that gun free zones are ta…