Gun Control Debate - Spokane, WA

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Would you support a ban on handguns?

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Liberty Lake, WA

#1 Sep 25, 2010
This would be unconstitutional

Spokane, WA

#2 Sep 25, 2010
That is our constitutional right

Spokane, WA

#3 Sep 25, 2010
I'd support it if you could magically make them all disappear, but since that isn't an option, then I'll oppose a ban...not that anyone is suggesting one.

Spokane, WA

#4 Sep 27, 2010
only the law abiding would not have arms. Criminals would keep theirs and so the law abiding would be defenseless against them.

Spokane, WA

#5 Sep 27, 2010
the question was handguns but not necessarily guns in general. Although the majority of crime is done by a person with a handgun by far most people who choose to defend themselves use handguns. Both on the street (lawfully) and in the home. Also police officers first available weapon is a handgun. There are many reasons for this. But the question should be would you support a ban on *guns*. Banning hand guns rifles or shotguns ect as categories is a silly idea. All thorugh time has people in power and governments taken peoples arms away as a means to propect the public but the only thing which happens is tyranny and atrocities instead of saftey and security.
a skimming

Spokane, WA

#6 Sep 27, 2010
no no no on any gun control good people buy guns bad people steel them control them

Spokane, WA

#7 Sep 27, 2010
I've seen a pistol pop up in an argument, to bad effect. That's why they account for nearly all gun murders, and why our murder rate is several times that of every other developed nation. Ban pistols and save lives.

Spokane, WA

#8 Sep 27, 2010
From my cold, dead, hand.

Spokane, WA

#9 Sep 27, 2010
Self-defense is a right we have by virtue of being alive. The ability to keep a tyrannical government in check is necessary to ensure said government remembers its purpose - to protect and preserve our rights and liberty

Spokane, WA

#10 Sep 28, 2010
Awful idea.

Spokane, WA

#12 Oct 2, 2010
If you ban handguns, then only criminals will have them. just a stupid idea.

United States

#13 Oct 3, 2010
Ahern, you are totally mental. Most murders happen spontaneously and usually the weapon is not a gun. I for one will say that it takes a stable person that is disciplined not to pull a pistol, unless they know that they are going to be harmed. Good luck with expecting the police to be there to save you or your loved ones if such a situation occurs.
Kevin C

Spokane, WA

#14 Oct 3, 2010
It makes no sense to take a handgun away from an eighty year old and expecting him to rely upon police response to protect him from a home invasion. Handguns are, as stated in history "The Great Equalizer."

Spokane, WA

#15 Oct 3, 2010
Protect your home with a shotgun, if you feel the need. It'll be a hell of a lot more effective anyhow.

Handguns are another matter altogether. They just keep turning up in all the wrong places, at all the wrong times...and everyone is always so surprised.

Only in America...

Spokane, WA

#16 Oct 5, 2010
Personal protection is in the interests of the republic and a natural deterrent to most crime.

Spokane, WA

#17 Oct 7, 2010
its are right we are the usa to day cuz of the guns that the commen man had
Tim John

Spokane, WA

#18 Oct 27, 2010
Guns are a variable, their very presence guarantees their usage. Certainly the framers had the peoples' protection from government in mind when the Constitution was written; however, I think their feelings were attached to the Revolutionary War because they lived during a time closer to that period in America history then we do now.

The government and the people are armed to the teeth; however, the people are no match for even one AC-130 Gunship mounted with godly-awesome machine guns shooting at an unbelievable rate of fire...and this is an ancient warplane, just imagine the people of America versus one F/A-37 Stealth Joint Strike Bomber/Fighter!

So the people can not defeat the government in today's arena, and the above mentioned platforms are just a small piece of the arsenal that this government could use against us...

In the streets of America, the people are losing the fight against guns being used in crime and police are shooting more people then ever before in history, with a lot more of the police shootings being questionable...

,..Guns in American society are only a danger to American citizens, not protection against the government, thus..

In my humble opinion, all guns should be removed from the people and all local, state, and federal law enforcement departments and agencies.. it would be a difficult task, hell, at one point in American history the government got all citizens to turn in all of their gold!

, grant it, there were far fewer Americans then and guns are different, it still could be done.

There should be a department of the military dedicated to ensuring the citizens protection from the military and there you go, a much safer country free from guns in anyone's hands within America.

now this is la la land, I know that because this will never happen because there are people both citizens and within law enforcement that would have sex with firearms if they could they love them so much..

But if it could happen, we would be a lot safer from radicalized people in our society and trigger happy police and federal law enforcement agents.

Schofield, WI

#19 Nov 9, 2010
Hopefully there are enough R's available to block any anti-gun legislation both in the US senate and locally.

The greatest equalizer in society is a 56 year old lady that weighs 110 pounds with a tiny Beretta up against a thug double her weight.

Outlaw arms and only the outlawed will be armed.
allen skimming

Spokane, WA

#20 Nov 9, 2010
being a former person in law enforsement the answer is no. The ones who are using handguns as well as other wepons are not the people that buy them at stores. they are the one who steel them from others. the good people need these handguns to protect themselves from the bad guys.
Kay Bourgeois

Yakima, WA

#21 Nov 12, 2010
I am a hand gun owner and I feel that this would end up making me the outlaw. Can you garentee that the bad guys will give up their guns,no,so why should I.

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