I totally disagree with you. You finally said that deadly force might be needed but why not a gun if deadly force is needed.
Because a gun is too powerful. It puts you in a position to threaten more people .
Which is why it is a good tool to defend yourself and your family.
No, it's not. It gives an individual too much ability. A knife or taser is a fine defense. A gun can too easily become offensive. A gun has too much power to allow for a safe defense.
So when you defend yourself you ought to use a less effective means of doing so even if that gives your attacker a greater chance of success?
The reasoning isn't to do with self defense, it's to do with the safety of everyone at large. If everyone has guns, the world at large becomes more dangerous, not less.
Vertigo your OPINION that tasers and knives are good enough is wrong in my OPINION. To me my opinion is worth more than your opinion, to me. I will vote my way and hope we outvote you and yours. I hope you never have to live in a neighborhood where you don't feel safe. I have lived in such a neighborhood. Quite frankly we needed a gun. We had to worry about gangs.
Latch, do you not see the ilogcial nature of what you are saying. If no one has guns, no one has reason to feel in danger. Following your logic, every country in the world would have to have a nuclear weapon.
If no one has guns? In what world do you live in where the bad guys don't have guns. Also, if there is a riot or multiple attackers or just someone who is stronger a knife or a taser won;t work. But it is interesting that in the news a famous case, at least here, is a case about guns and the riots its causing. Trevon Martin was a 17 year old that got killed. Yeah I know that I should have provided a link but I couldn't find the right one. I will look more when I have time.
If no one has guns? In what world do you live in where the bad guys don't have guns.
A world where the police do everything they can to stop guns of all kinds. If you have the police controlling the movement of guns the way they do in the UK, you have far fewer dangerous places.
Also, if there is a riot or multiple attackers or just someone who is stronger a knife or a taser won;t work.
Have you heard of the police? Or the fact that there are tasers that can fire more than one round? Or the fact that if you kill one of the multiple attackers number, the others are far less likly to attack? Answer this, how, if you have multiple attackers, does a gun help? Multiple attackers with guns are going to beat out one person with a gun.
The police Are doing everything they can to keep guns out of felons hands and it doesn't work. They are also doing everything they can to keep pot out that doesn't work either. The only thing making it illegal to carry guns will do is to unarm law abiding citizens. Here is a link to TRAYVON MARTIN case.http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEIGHBORHOOD_WATCH_TRAYVO... It is rather interesting. To answer your question. If the bad guys are coming in with guns they preplanned it and would have had illegal guns anyway. I didn't claim that guns were a cure all for your fears just that they were better than knives and tasers. The police are for after the crime. They aren't psychic.
The police Are doing everything they can to keep guns out of felons hands and it doesn't work.
That's because guns are legal in the US. It's very much more difficult to police guns in a situation where there are lots of legal guns floating around alongside illegal ones.