Semi-Automatic Nonsense

Slim-Thug-Rapper-GunGuns don’t kill people, people kill people, or if you’re from the Bronx you might say that rappers do? Either way the hot debate in the wake of the elementary school killings is something of a fascinating and obvious presented outcome. Certainly from this side of the pond many view the gun laws in America to be brutal, barbaric and altogether ancient. Written over 100 years ago in a time when things where very different. For it was then that governments (The English Crown) rained terror on the colonies to which they controlled, and when freedom came knocking, people felt that the right to bear arms in order to protect themselves from governments was in fact a just cause. This certainly does make sense, as a rebel force of people with their own guns to protect their families seems just, however what happens when the guns are found to be in the wrong hands?

They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in  any other civilized country in the world, and they’re not killing each other off  with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it’s not causing the  mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.
Michael D. Barnes

baseball%20batKnifes, baseball bats and even a pair shoes can be used as weapons in order to act out an individual’s internal maniacal rage, however murder with any of the above is more often than not localised into one or two people, how often do you hear of someone going on a killing spree with a knife or bat? The answer is of course, hardly ever. So this raises a few questions that certainly need to be addressed; I believe that people have the right to protect themselves and their families as this event clearly shows there are a lot of crazies around, however automatic weapons, whereby simply pressing a trigger can clock you up several kill points, is almost certainly a weapon that should not be allowed to be found within the hands of the crazy people.

It’s frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America.  Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the  social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen.W. H.  Auden

No matter what you feel about this bygone law, we are living in a time where our intellects have improved drastically in the last 100 years, people are smarter, and thus deserve smarter laws. Unfortunatly there are still people that exist that cant meet in the middle, these people are idiots. Ban automatic and semi-automatic weapons America, and catch up with the rest of us.

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13 thoughts on “Semi-Automatic Nonsense

  1. Interesting and well thought out. Do you think monitoring ammunition for these type of guns would also help? In my opinion, gun control, isn’t the issue. It’s lack of value for human life and why so many of our youth don’t have a moral compass. These mass killers would kill with anything once they made up their minds to do so.

  2. I like your post and your vision however, your picture of choice, a rapper holding a gun all tatted up with a chain to match instills and reinforces a global stereotype image that non people of colour created out of fear (Monster). It’s a great tact to pull and suck in viewers with but overall it’s offensive. I know what you are trying to do. Even your image of a person that appears to be white holding a baseball bat is off to say the least. Today, mainly people of colour play baseball and they dominate the sport. Black people are not the big bad wolf. After the civil war the first gun laws that was passed in this country was against Black people from having the right to bare arms. States like New York, Chicago and others where it’s almost impossible to own a gun targeted populations were mainly black people dwell. I’m sure displaying a picture of Slim Shady holding a gun would do equally the effect, right? My point is show the seller the owner oppose the buyer the consumer. The owner has to take responsibility too. Blacks only makeup 13% of Americas population, yet they are more than 78% incarcerated. The use of images to get our point across is important. The image we use just to get clicks should be used and looked at differently.

    • This post had nothing to do with black people, I typed into google images “rapper holding a gun” and that came up, the image is there purely to fit the context of the first few sentences, I am sorry if the image offends you. It fits the context and thus is staying, if people attach a racial segment to it then I’m afraid that is there provocative and has nothing to do with me or the content of this post. Thanks for your comment :)

  3. just spouting off the cuff, second-hand, but I heard that the 2nd amendment wasn’t interpreted to mean an individual’s right to bear arms until the 1980’s and that before that it was about states and organized militia’s having the right to protect themselves (from, supposedly the federal government), and also those people who used it to hunt. If that really is the case, then it seems just like people who are livid about the talk of removing “god” from the pledge of allegiance, even though it wasn’t in the pledge to begin with.

  4. Right. A colt 45 and an
    m16 aren’t used to kill deer.

    In the UK we had one school shooting and the next year Hand Guns were banned. No school killings since.

    The USA is soooo far behind. Its funny because it makes their entire nation seem like two nations. The US civil war should have ended in a Northern and Southern seperate nations.

    The right to bear arms is as pathetic as the right to own a slave.

    Man, that place needs a third party!

  5. I believe in the right to bear arms. I am not sure about semi-automatic weapons though I am leaning towards no ban. It is very easy to forget that you can get in a car and use it to kill and maim streets full of people. On the other hand if law abiding citizens can carry weapons, they can stop that quickly, where the cop is no use being so far away. As for knives not killing…..have you been reading about China? <== just look here on Wikipedia! Their reports are really nightmares. Speaking of nightmares ask Steven King. Should we ban chainsaws? OK what about Draino and Lye? How about chemicals so you can't make pipe bombs? Oh, I forgot ban all alcohol (again) and of course sterno an propane! Now I just thought of this in a few minutes and I don't ever read horror stories. How many more ideas will the maniac planning for months have? I would push for easy access classes on firearms safety and licensing. I would subsidise the fees or make it free. The population licensed to carry firearms is even more law abiding then police according to records.
    Janr Ssor

    • Guns are made to do one thing and one thing only… kill. So I am affraid your argument is redundant. However yes you’re right, all of the above things you mentioned can also kill alongside all of their actual main uses. Why on earth would any human being need an M16 if not to enact somekind of epic harm to people or animals…? if nobody has guns then nobody needs to protect themselves from others with guns as they wouldnt have guns.

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  7. A collective madness and state of spiritual and ethical impoverishment permeate the country. But then again, and I say this as one who lives in the USA, the country was founded on theft and violence, and the roots are deep. That said, I remain hopeful.

  8. Nice job. I appreciate seeing perspectives from citizens of other countries.

    Now, if only we could just go back to the musket–the weapon of choice when the 2nd Amendment was written–maybe we wouldn’t have such a murder/suicide problem over here!

  9. I’m a U.S. citizen though resident now in the UK. I last lived in Montana, a place I call “the last of the wild west”. It’s a vast place where it’s not uncommon to own 10, 20, or 40 acres, if not 10s of thousands. Land is relatively cheap and relatively unregulated. You can still buy land and build a house or cabin on it without too much fuss from government, if any at all.
    But there’s very little crime in Montana. And surely, very little of the house invasion type…because criminals know that “there’s a gun in that house”.
    I still have one back there: a Smith and Wesson 40 calibre semi-automatic pistol.
    Most people have guns and most people have multiple guns and types. And most people hunt. For food, not sport. The rest of the guns are mainly for fun–which means target shooting. Motorcycles are fun. Skiing is fun. Shooting is fun. It’s a skill as all the other hobbies are.
    Why did I get a 40 calibre and have hollow point bullets on hand in one of the magazines? Well, 40 calibre starts getting into the range that will stop someone or something coming at you.
    There are crazies, even in Montana.
    But hardly anyone ever expects to use a gun on a person and it almost never happens.
    Bears, yes, Mountain Lions yes. I took a shot at a Mountain Lion 15 feet from me and missed. I think my dog scared it more than the gun. Lions are terrified of big dogs as they equate them to wolves, a mortal enemy.
    There’s a saying you’ve all heard. “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns”.
    Prohibition never works. It never solves the problem–be it alcoholism or murder.
    The big issue over there is POLITICS. These random insane mass shootings become political footballs to raise what becomes in the liberal media, a one-sided issue based on a statistical nuance in the scheme of things. There’s another agenda afoot. When government gets out of control and becomes unpopular, government starts worrying about its citizens being armed. (Think Russia, Germany, China….)
    As someone raised above, more people die in car accidents (or in accidental pool drownings and the like) than from guns–in the U.S. or anywhere else.
    Aside from the usual percentage of loonie tunes that occasionally “go postal” (as we say over there–referring to a few long ago instances of post office employees going berzerk and making press) most of the violence there (and here) relates to crime and drug abuse borne out of the more pressing societal problems of worsening education and the increasing rant of some in government who claim that government will solve all your problems, creating over time an “entitlement mentality” where people start believe everything that ever happens to them is someone else’s responsibility, not their own.
    The problem with the criminal is a lost of true self-respect.
    And that problem was caused, over a long period of time, by the very people (I speak for the U.S.) that destroyed the country ad are trying to disarm the vast majority of the population that will never be involved with gun violence–no matter how many guns they own.

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