What about the police? They should have guns!
Yes. Yes they should.
Who said they shouldn’t? We know they should. What’s your point?
Even in most of the UK, which has some of the strictest gun laws in the world, has a special armed police unit in case of emergencies. They don’t take long to arrive, either.
Gun control doesn’t mean taking away guns from the people charged with protecting us. Everyone knows that
There’s a difference between “gun control” and a “no guns for anyone in the entire world.”
Using this argument is, to coin a phrase, grasping at straws to make a strawman.
Violent video games influence this kind of behavior!
No they don’t, and everyone knows it. Need proof? Ask someone who plays video games.
Here’s what Call of Duty taught me about using a gun: when you need to reload, be sure to yell “CHANGING MAG!” I have gained no actual knowledge as to how to hold, carry, load, or in some cases fire a weapon used in that game. Even if I did, gun use in Call of Duty and similar games is almost strictly military – a perfectly appropriate place to find gun violence.
Yes, video games increase aggression, but only towards the game. I’ve can’t say I’ve ever heard of anybody shot up a shopping mall because they got frustrated at a final boss level.
Video games are a means of escape, venting frustration, and relaxation. Not training. No military or shooting range in the world would tell people to learn how to use a gun by giving them Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
There’s a drastic difference between a controller – even a Duck Hunt gun – and a firearm.
The President and his family are protected by automatic weapons, but he won’t let your family use semi-automatics? Hypocrisy!
When is the last time you, anyone in your family, or anyone you know had someone legitimately plan to kill you and/or them?
I assure you that, whatever you do, you are far less susceptible to death threats and assassination attempts. Even among the mentally unstable, a paranoid individual is much more likely to think that someone he sees on the TV is telepathically stealing his thoughts than, oh say, you.
With all due respect, your job is a little less important than his.
More cars kill people on a daily basis than guns!
Here we go with the damn car comparison again.
While this is (in all likelihood) statistically true, more cars are active on a daily basis than guns.
If you want to keep making comparisons like this, buy a gun and ride it to work. That, or buy a new hundred round magazine and a silencer for your car. (James Bond’s Aston Martin doesn’t count here.)
We can’t go around regulating everything that might hurt someone!
Consider pill bottles for a moment.
Pills can be dangerous, especially to children. This is known.
Do you know how this was treated?
By making child-proof caps.
Sure, children can still get hurt by misusing pills. It’s just harder for them to do now.
Some pills can only be gotten with a prescription - a doctor’s permission.
Consider that for a bit and get back to me.