Originally Posted by SirReveller
Instead of leaping to the outright prohibition of owning a gun and
keeping it in one's home, why not propose stricter gun handling and storage safety training on purchase?
I suspect your personal
view as a British nurse (and def if your avatar is really you) is that guns are "needless and offensive", and this is the real driving force behind your prescription for the rest of us. I.e. an imposition of your personal preferences on everyone else in the unassailable good name of "safety and reducing fatalities" which in truth would rank far lower for you than the simple fact you, plain and simple, dislike guns.
Certainly if *reducing fatalities* were your selfless goal, you'd be exponentially more motivated to harp against US fast food according to the stats. Though, a hamburger probably doesn't strike you personally
as anywhere near offensive as a gun, does it?
Hell, you may even actually "own" one from time to time.
Urgh, I know you're a libertarian and hence an idiot by default, but, come on, a. you're putting words into my mouth, and b. you're so clearly denying all the evidence.
Of course, I'd be for better screening--but mental health screening is literally useless, as every single person on the planet's mental health is in constant flux. It's nothing to do with me having an ideology. I try to stay away from ideologies, stereotypes and other 'feelings'. I stick to evidence, history and logic. So, don't try and make out (like many right-wing people do), that this is some sort of ideological attack.
Thanks for bringing up the way in which many food manufacturers use ingredients which have been proven to be very unhealthy. I think there should be reform in the health and food sector, too. I doubt it would have been a stretch for anyone here, to imagine me being against corporations harming human health to make a quick buck.
Humans need to eat, though; humans do not need a gun. So, your analogy there is phony and dumb.
Libertarians don't like other people telling them what to do. So, if every single piece of food you could buy in the supermarket had been injected with something which would 100% give you cancer, would you not be asking the government to reform the industry, or would you be quite happy having cancer? Simplified, yes, but it's fundamental flaw to the libertarian viewpoint.
Also, I am not a nurse, and never said I was. I am a deputy manager at a care home for people with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, severe epilepsy, etc.
Edited by JapanAlex01 - 9/25/15 at 1:34am