Originally Posted by StainlessSteel215
Bingo, get prepared to play some heavy defense fellas.
I have found that the best deffense is a good offense.
Inevetibaly...someone we all know...sees an event like this and approaches us, "because they know were gun guys" and asks if it's really necessary to own these types of weapons.
Even my wife, last night, asked me, before we'd heard it was stolen, if perhaps stopping easy access could have prevented this...or at least not allowed him to be "so well armed".
I asked her how long drugs had been illegal and if she though that any form of prohibition worked. We discussed drugs prohibition, Alchohol prohibition, even the tax evasion cries from our own State Capitol regarding tobacco taxes and how the $1 per pack increase passed a hear ago has reduced revenue by 7 million because folks are simply crossing state lines or going to the nearest Indian Reservation.
She always was able to see the light but was shook up and needed a logical reminder of why only fools accept a fools promise.
Winning the argument is really as simple as reminding those around us of the countless examples of our Governments complete inability to find it's own ass, with both hands, in a well lit room. Some very easy examples are:
Alchohol Prohibition...backfired with higher costs, corruption, death
Drug Prohibiton...backfired with higher costs, corruption, death
Immigration...backfired with higher costs, corruption, death
US Post Office...backfire with higher cost, poorer service, and oh yes...even death.
Our elected leaders have supposedly been grappling with the issue above for some 60 hears or so...and the only intelligent decision to date has been the repeal of prohibition.
Lesson...the only solution is les government action...not more.
Lastly...what kind of a fool would one need to be to review the history of drug or alcohol prohibition and believe the our Government could do a better job of controlling crazy people with guns?