Quote of the day—SantaMoniker

I wish you were right about the timing being appropriate for banning and impounding guns in the USA.


Unfortunately, the gun nuts are claiming that if there had been another person with a gun handy at the Gifford shooting he or she would have saved the lives of those killed and prevented Giffords from being almost killed.


These people are mad and there will never be a good time. It just has to be done when someone has the guts to do it.


The argument used by the NRA types that guns are needed for self-defense is farcical. There is almost never a gun-related death reported in which a gun was used by a person defending themselves. The vast majority occur in the home among family members or various criminal shootings.


I cannot think of a single good reason for anyone in the USA to have or carry weapons.


SantaMoniker
June 24, 2011
Comment to Time to target gun control
[SantaMoniker must have blinders on or have a severe inability to think because I can think of millions and millions of reasons. And that doesn’t even include possession by the police and the military.—Joe]

3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—SantaMoniker

  1. She is quoted as saying: “There is almost never a gun-related death reported in which a gun was used by a person defending themselves.” I was going to take her to task for that, as being patently untrue, until I saw the word ‘reported. And she’s right — let there be an accidental shooting or somesuch, and the press is all over it. Let someone successfully defend themselves from a home invasion, robbery, or other violent crime, and the fact they used a firearm to accomplish that is often omitted or mentioned only in passing. Recently here in ATL we had a story about a woman defensing herself in her shower, and what it newsworthy was it made the news at all.

    Her main problem is she believes what she is told, without question.

  2. I cannot think of a single good reason for anyone in the USA to have or carry weapons.

    That seems to be her deficiency, not ours… and yet she would arbitrarily abridge our individual, Constitutionally-protected rights for her narrow-mindedness.

    Go figure…

  3. There’s a whole page of successful defensive uses of firearms published every month by the NRA in American Hunter. I know, I read it every month.

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