Originally posted by kuso
That is what I see to be the main issue here.
And no amount of background checks can stop someone developing depression or other mental illness ( those two, along with drugs being the main cause of gun related death ) some time after recieving the permit.
Not to mention the inevitable increase in accidental deaths.
And I truely fail to see how all Americans being armed will stop another hijacking ( I can`t see the airlines allowing everyone to carry on board ), suicide bombing, or other terrorist attacks.
Something I read just the other day........
"October 30, 2003
Facts On Gun Deaths In The USA
The Americans value their constitution and the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment deals with the right to bear arms. Here is the price that ordinary Americans are paying for the privilege
- 12 children a day die in murders, suicides and accidents involving guns
- since John F. Kennedy was assinated more Americans have died from gunshot wounds at home than died in all the wars of the 20th century
- Osama bin Laden would need nine twin towers like attacks a year to equal what Americans do to themselves every year with guns.
- Murder rates in LA, NY and Chigago were approaching the hightest in the world (30 per 100,000) until moves were made in late last century to restrict access to guns to teenagers. (The NRA wants these moves reversed)"