Originally Posted by sven1277
That is sadly true, none of those killed in Newtown are coming back. In China on the same day, a similar horrible event happened where a crazy man entered an elementary school and attacked 22 children. With a knife. They all survived. China has very strict gun control laws. That man didn't have easy access to firearms. Doesn't that say anything? It was very similar situations. Very different laws. Very different results. You all want to be safe. I want to be safe. Get rid of hand guns and hand gun violence stops. How more simple can it be?
The answer to your question is that it isn't that simple at all. I would hesitate using China as an example. China has had strict laws regarding weapons because the government used to fear a hostile rebellion among it's citizens. It's a product of communism and a dictatorship. Use some European countries like Spain or England if you want to make that argument. The fundamental flaw in your argument are that you can't simply "take away" guns. It's time the extremists on both sides of this issue wake up and realize the solution is not swinging to one extreme or the other. Arming everyone will do no good. Taking away an honest and sane person's right to own guns will do no good. There is probably a solution to this issue that will help curb the frequency of tragic events like what happened yesterday, but you won't ever stop it all together. Make background checks more thorough. Make the wait time longer. Put a limit on how many firearms you can purchase for a given period of time. Encourage more firearm safety courses. This is all fine and dandy. But it wont stop all gun violence. Neither will trying to take all guns away from people who are honest, sane and know how to use them safely. You have to figure out a way to meet in the middle and figure out how to better protect the population while also making sure you are respectful of law abiding people who just want to be comfortable with the rights they have.