Originally Posted by ivwshane
Wow three shootings in a week? I guess the natural response would be to get guns into everyone's hand!
Extremes on any side sound stupid don't they?
in a country with a population of 5.5 million citizens who are essentially all middleclass, surrounded by similar countries with similar views on gun ownership, 3 shootings in a week is pretty substantial. If gun control was ever going to work, you'd think it would work here, instead we have people getting gunned down on the street over a case of mistaken identity, people getting shot in their own homes during a home invasion, kids finding guns on playgrounds and accidentally shooting themselves and cops getting shot by drug dealers. I'm not saying it's the wild west out there, but gun crime has increased over the last decade despite of politicians in their infinite wisdom has increased weapon laws to the point where construction workers get charged with possesion of an illegal weapon because they forgot to take their box cutters out of their toolbelts after work.