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Isn’t the Kinder surprise ban widely considered kinda stupid? Much less Red Riding Hood, which hasn’t been banned for over 20 years, and even then only in two areas?
Also, “assault weapons” has no legal meaning. It’s an emotive, political term that has been chosen for the
the ominous associations it will raise in America’s enemies military connotations it will raise in the America’s public, much like the “War on Drugs” or “War on Women”. Even when there was a Federal Assault Weapons ban, the definition was arbitrary, and included features that didn’t significantly increase a weapon’s lethality, if at all.
And as long as were talking about futures, why not the fact that boys are less likely than girls to finish high school and college, yet most gendered scholarships are for girls?
One of the common things people seem to overlook is that we had columbine occur right smack dab in the middle of the assault weapon ban. With weapons that were illegal under the ban’s language.
And then even as the ban expired, gun deaths by homicide kept going down.
The vast majority of gun deaths in the United States is by suicide. A fact many people don’t seem to understand or acknowledge.
Here’s a fun fact, and I’m hoping this little bit of information gets traction cause I think it’s a valid point.
Many people will say that guns are meant to kill people, which is why they are inherently wrong or evil and need to be heavily restricted.
In 2010 roughly 33,000 people died as a result of traffic accidents. These are accidental deaths from automobiles that include drunk driving, but they involve a car.
There are 250 million cars in the United States.
In 2010, there were about 29,000 deaths via firearm, with only 9,000 of them being from homicides.
There are over 300 million guns in the US at that time and even more now.
This means that even with a 50 million unit difference, cars are deadlier than guns. Tell me again how the intent of an object’s design matters?
>Many people will say that guns are meant to kill people,
I’d just like to point out that many, many guns are made to shoot animals, not people. Some are entirely for target practice. Heck, Taser makes a Taser shotgun, the XREP.
I have seen people say something like “guns were invented for killing” with the implication that that makes them bad. Of course, by that logic, the Internet should really be used only for communication in the event of a nuclear attack, or academic purposes. And we might as well ban bows too. And yo-yos, because according to some folks they were invented as weapons. And some go “guns are made for killing” sneakily leaving out the part where many are, again, made to kill animals, not humans.
And let’s not forget about knives, eh? Or the countless things that can be used to bludgeon people.
Guns should have more restrictions and regulations placed on them in America, but no, they certainly shouldn’t be banned.