- Oct 9, 2004
That's an overly simplistic approach to guns. Are you seriously arguing that gun laws can't possibly improve for the rest of eternity, and that the US will just have to accept mass murders as a part of daily life when they're actually quite rare in most other countries?And a 12-gauge slug out of either weapon does exactly the same damn thing. Most anti-gunners have illogical hang-ups over the color, grip and style of a weapon as if that's what makes it dangerous. The finger on the trigger and the mind behind the hand is what makes a weapon dangerous.
The only new gun law that will ever make folks safe is a complete ban, which would be unconstitutional and impossible to even achieve. Even then, what would stop someone bend on committing the crime of murder from using an illegal gun?
And it's both people and the guns that make a dangerous combo. A psychopath will try to kill with whatever weapons they have, but it's much easier for them to kill with a gun than a knife. The point of better gun control isn't to pretend that we can stop all gun violence -- it's to reduce the overall number of incidents and reduce the number of casualties when there are incidents. The Las Vegas shooter couldn't have killed 58 people and injured hundreds from a hotel room if he'd used a knife or baseball bat.