Osprey wrote:Tical21 wrote:The reason to not own a gun is because it's a tool built to kill other humans and there would be far more humans in this country alive if not so many people owned them. Is that not a good enough reason?
The reason to own a gun IS because it's a tool to kill humans. If someone wants to do serious harm to my kith and kin, he might need to get dead.
Save lives if we can, but a lot of those 'gun' deaths are going to happen anyway due to suicide and homicide which will occur even in a world without firearms. You can argue lethality, but you're dealing with a razor thin margin at that point.
There's always going to be violent people and a circle of violence, the gun just makes it easier, more deadly and brutal. There is a 99.999990909% chance you'll never have to use your gun to protect your family. That number would be substantially higher if there were far fewer guns available.