Warriors 1st Grader
- Apr 20, 2012
You presume far to much. This isn’t my opinion... I wanted to see people’s opinions on how to deal with the situation. Pre David Gray, all guns were registered but the gun licenses were laxer. Then, post Aramoana, gun registration was abandoned in favour of stricter licenses and the banning of fully automatic weapons.We blame the bomber, because bombs are illegal and he shouldn’t have had one. He was wrong to seek and use one.
We blame the driver, because drink driving is illegal and he was wrong to drive while intoxicated.
You have then made a straw-man argument about blaming the gun. We blame the gunman, that’s why he is facing murder charges, instead of being considered a victim or innocent bystander. Because the gun was legal we need to make it illegal to protect people from it, like we do with bombs and drink driving.
The only pro gun arguments that I have heard this week are just as disingenuous as yours.
Here’s the thing, while limiting/banning semi-automatics will lessen the likelihood of what we’ve just seen happen again, it doesn’t remove the possibility of it happening again if someone doesn’t surrender their semi-automatic or illegally imports one from overseas.
Obviously, something has to be done but someone with the agenda of this guy unfortunately will find away around it. While I hope and pray it doesn’t happen again, I can see the possibility of it. And that saddens me deeply.