Should guns be banned?
Every year 3 times 9/11 dies as the result of murder by firearm in the united states.
Ok im a limey. (im not, im london irish), but lets not forget the boston tea party, socialism and all that other jazz.
the bottom line is this. countries in which guns are banned have a far lower murder rate than countries that allow guns.
in europe even the guys who break into ppls houses dont commonly carry guns. the reason. if you have a gun here you can get shot. police will come and take you out.
now ... yes . im not gonna lie. in the city ppl have guns occasionally. but they are not visable in the same way they are in america.
less ppl die. less ppl get shot and the bottom line is its crime on crime killings when it happens. usually.
its a straight question and im going to try and stay out of the verbiage this time. but please give reasons for your answers.
* below is a list of american school shooting incidents since 1966.
the list for the WHOLE OF EUROPE since 1913 stretches to 19.
Name Location Date Year Body count
University of Texas Massacre Austin, Texas, United States August 1 1966 16
SC State killings1 Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States February 8 1968 3
Kent State shootings1 Kent, Ohio, United States May 4 1970 4
Jackson State shootings1 Jackson, Mississippi, United States May 14–15 1970 2
Olean High School shooting1 Olean, New York, United States December 30 1974 3
California State University, Fullerton massacre Fullerton, California, United States July 12 1976 7
Cleveland Elementary School shooting San Diego, California, United States January 29 1979 2
Deer Creek Middle School shooting Littleton, Colorado, United States April 7 1982 1
Parkway South Middle School shooting Manchester, Missouri, United States January 20 1983 2
Goddard Middle School shooting Goddard, Kansas, United States January 21 1985 1
Portland Junior High School shooting Portland, Connecticut, United States December 10 1985 1
Pine Forest Senior High School Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States May 6 1986 0
Pinellas Park High School shooting Largo, Florida, United States February 11 1988 1
Hubbard Woods School shooting Winnetka, Illinois, United States May 20 1988 1
Atlantic Shores Christian School shooting Chesapeake, Virginia, United States December 16 1988 1
Cleveland School massacre Stockton, California, United States January 17 1989 6
University of Iowa shooting Iowa City, Iowa, United States November 1 1991 6
Lindhurst High School shooting Olivehurst, California, United States May 1 1992 4
Palo Duro High School shooting Amarillo, Texas, United States September 11 1992 0
Berkner High School shooting Richardson, Texas, United States November 6 1992 1
Edward Tilden High School shooting Chicago, Illinois, United States November 20 1992 1
Simon's Rock College of Bard shooting Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States December 14 1992 2
East Carter High School shooting Grayson, Kentucky, United States January 18 1993 2
Amityville High School shooting Amityville, New York, United States February 1 1993 1
Reseda High School shooting Reseda, California, United States February 22 1993 1
Wauwatosa West High School shooting Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States December 1 1993 1
Central Middle School shooting Sheridan, Wyoming, United States September 17 1993 1
Margaret Leary Elementary School shooting Butte, Montana, United States April 12 1994 1
Grimsley High School shooting Greensboro, North Carolina, United States October 12 1994 1
Wickliffe Middle School shooting Wickliffe, Ohio, United States November 7 1994 1
Blackville-Hilda High School shooting Blackville, South Carolina, United States October 12 1995 2
Richland High School shooting Lynnville, Tennessee, United States November 15 1995 2
Frontier Middle School shooting Moses Lake, Washington, United States February 2 1996 3
Hamilton High School shooting Scottdale, Georgia, United States February 2 1996 1
San Diego State University shooting San Diego, California, United States August 15 1996 3
Hetzel Union Building shooting State College, Pennsylvania, United States September 17 1996 1
Bethel Regional High School shooting Bethel, Alaska, United States February 19 1997 2
Pearl High School shooting Pearl, Mississippi, United States October 1 1997 2
Heath High School shooting Paducah, Kentucky, United States December 1 1997 3
Westside Middle School shooting Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States March 24 1998 5
Parker Middle School dance shooting1 Edinboro, Pennsylvania, United States April 24 1998 1
Thurston High School shooting Springfield, Oregon, United States May 20 1998 2
Columbine High School massacre Littleton, Colorado, United States April 20 1999 13
Heritage High School shooting Conyers, Georgia, United States May 20 1999 0
Fort Gibson Middle School shooting Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, United States December 6 1999 0
Buell Elementary School shooting Mount Morris Township, Michigan, United States February 29 2000 1
Lake Worth Middle School shooting Lake Worth, Florida, United States May 26 2000 1
University of Arkansas shooting Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States August 28 2000 2
Santana High School shooting Santee, California, United States March 5 2001 2
Granite Hills High School shooting El Cajon, California, United States March 22 2001 0
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School shooting Manhattan, New York, United States January 15 2002 0
Appalachian School of Law shooting Grundy, Virginia, United States January 16 2002 3
John McDonogh High School shooting New Orleans, Louisiana, United States April 14 2003 1
Red Lion Area Junior High School shootings Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States April 24 2003 2
Case Western Reserve University shooting Cleveland, Ohio, United States May 9 2003 1
Rocori High School shooting Cold Spring, Minnesota, United States September 24 2003 2
Columbia High School shooting East Greenbush, New York, United States February 9 2004 0
Fairleigh Dickinson University shooting Florham Park, New Jersey, United States April 4 2004 2
Randallstown High School shooting Randallstown, Maryland, United States May 7 2004 0
Red Lake Senior High School massacre Red Lake, Minnesota, United States March 21 2005 8
Campbell County High School shooting Jacksboro, Tennessee, United States November 8 2005 1
Pine Middle School shooting Reno, Nevada, United States March 14 2006 0
Essex Elementary School shooting Essex, Vermont, United States August 24 2006 2
Orange High School shooting Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States August 30 2006 1
Platte Canyon High School shooting Bailey, Colorado, United States September 27 2006 2
Weston High School shooting Cazenovia, Wisconsin, United States September 29 2006 1
Amish school shooting Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, United States October 2 2006 6
Henry Foss High School shooting Tacoma, Washington, United States January 3 2007 1
Midland Dow High School shooting Midland, Michigan, United States March 8 2007 1
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, United States March 24 2007 0
University of Washington shooting Seattle, Washington, United States April 2 2007 2
Virginia Tech massacre Blacksburg, Virginia, United States April 16 2007 33
Delaware State University shooting Dover, Delaware, United States September 21 2007 1
SuccessTech Academy shooting Cleveland, Ohio, United States October 10 2007 1
Louisiana Technical College shooting Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States February 8 2008 3
Mitchell High School shooting Memphis, Tennessee, United States February 11 2008 0
E.O. Green School shooting Oxnard, California, United States February 12 2008 1
Northern Illinois University massacre DeKalb, Illinois, United States February 14 2008 6
Davidson High School Shooting Mobile, Alabama, United States March 9 2008 1
Central High School shooting Knoxville, Tennessee, United States August 21 2008 1
Henry Ford High School shooting Detroit, Michigan, United States October 16 2008 1
2008 University of Central Arkansas shootings Conway, Arkansas, United States October 27 2008 2
Dillard High School shooting Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States November 12 2008 1
Henry Ford Community College shooting Dearborn, Michigan, United States April 10 2009 2
Wesleyan University1 Middletown, Connecticut, United States May 1 2009 1
Canandaigua Academy shooting Canandaigua, New York, United States May 5 2009 1
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States May 18 2009 1
Larose-Cut Off Middle School shooting Larose, Louisiana, United States May 18 2009 1
Skyline College shooting San Bruno, California, United States September 2 2009 0
Atlanta University Center Atlanta, Georgia, United States September 3 2009 1
Deer Valley High School shooting Antioch, California, United States September 16 2009 0
Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge, Virginia, United States December 8 2009 0
Discovery Middle School Madison, Alabama, United States February 6 2010 1 
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, Alabama, United States February 12 2010 3 
Deer Creek Middle School Jefferson County, Colorado, United States February 23 2010 0
Birney Elementary School Tacoma, Washington, United States February 26 2010 1
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, United States March 9 2010 2
Belleville Township HS East Belleville, Illinois, United States August 17 2010 1
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas, United States September 28 2010 1
Alisal High School Salinas, California, United States October 1 2010 1
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States October 3 2010 1
Kelly Elementary School Carlsbad, California, United States October 8 2010 0
I dislike this argument. Guns do not kill people, people kill people. I wanted to kill someone sure a gun would be somewhat of a convenience.. but it wouldnt be much harder with a knife, club, rock etc. But it would be harder to solve as many murders as we do in america without everyone using guns. And really there are so many guns in america that even if made illegal people would still have them, they'd still be easy to get... except none of them would be registered so it'd be much harder to catch the person.
Going with Xeb on this. To say guns are the main problem here is silly. There will always be murder. Always no way around it. I carry a gun and I have never murdered anybody. I know a lot of people that carry and dont murder Plain and simple. If you are a murderer you will kill nomatter what
No way in hell should guns be banned. Crime rates go up when citizens are disarmed. If I was going to choose a way to be murdered guns would be a far better choice then a pitchfork, hatchet, tea cup...
i respect you and i like the way you debate but unless you are suggesting americans are just evil, theres no explanation for the massive disparity for murder rates in gun legal countries vs non firearm nations.
what other factor would explain the obvious correlation?
People that dont think the easy access to guns in the U.S. directly contributes to or murder rate are completely delusional. I dont know how hard it is to get your hands on a gun in the U.K., but over here it is pretty damn easy. I grew up in the south and damn near everyone I knew had multiple guns sitting around there house in one way or another, be it in a gun case, closet, safe, etc. If someone felt the need to shoot someone, finding a gun to do it with would be the easiest part. The right to bear arms is outdated and causes a shit load of problems. It doesnt solve any. We arent in colonial days anymore, your not gonna have to fight off the redcoats or the indians.
Tyler Durden says it all:
I think they should be banned definitely! Nobody other then the Police should be allowed to wear a gun.
Why are there almost no killings in Canada but so many in the States? Is it because of the population? History? It's a mystery for me..
I just wish the red necks out there with guns would take them and start an up rising hell give them more guns.
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