Posted by deirdrehbrt on February 16, 2006, at 22:55:27
In reply to Re: Remember, posted by Sobriquet Style on February 16, 2006, at 17:06:04
Candlesticks don't kill people, the person striking the other person in the head with one does.
Knives don't kill people, the person doing the stabbing does.
The responsibility must lie with the person performing the act. If we live in a world in which we are afraid of, and outlaw anything that can be used to harm another, we are admitting defeat at the hand of objects. Lots of things can be dangerous, but used properly can bring about much good.
I wouldn't want to live in a land in which the only ones permitted to carry weapons were the millitary and government officials. Our constitiution was written by wise men, and we shouldn't just give up any of our rights because some people abuse them.
I like AuntieMel's idea, but the NRA would never go for it.
Certainly, everyone who posesses a gun should be able to show some sort of adequate training on how to use them. Whether or not they happen to be the Vice President of the United States.
Something just struck me... Vice President... does that mean he's the President of Vice for our country?