Gun Laws Debate - Detroit, MI

Discuss the national Gun Laws debate in Detroit, MI.

Does the US need to reform its gun laws?

Detroit thinks US gun laws are fine.
Not at all
 
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Yes
 
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Undecided
 
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Michiganian

Gaylord, MI

#1 Jul 24, 2012
Here we go again.....it truly isn't owning a gun that is detrimental to society. It IS the numbskull who feels the need to use it.
A car is a useful tool yet we don't scream about deaths when a car is involved when death occurs.
Seems to me, we need judges who aren't afraid to punish those wrong-doers to the full extent of the law.
And, in my opinion, the death penalty should be reinstated in those states that have shunned that law.
Seeing the pictures of that latest perpetrator it truly seems his lawyer(s) have instructed him to look off-balance so their plan to use the mentally ill scheme will take place...hogwash.
Mike

Eastpointe, MI

#2 Jul 27, 2012
We should outlaw all violent movies. That seemed to be the Movie Theater Killer's primary obsession.
Paul Kersey

San Fernando, Mexico

#3 Jul 27, 2012
Theater security in Denver should be in jail for letting a person prop the back door open and bring in an arsenal. Given that situation, a disaster was assured. An armed citizen in the front row could have ended it in about 10 seconds if he were quick to realize the situation. Yet and still, some heavy carnage would have taken place.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#4 Jul 27, 2012
Under no circumstances should coloreds be allowed to possess firearms.
rambo wanttobes

San Diego, CA

#5 Jul 28, 2012
Paul Kersey wrote:
An armed citizen in the front row could have ended it in about 10 seconds.
Yeah right lololol you gun idiots think your rambo, truth is, even if you had a gun, you would be shitting your pants and shot in the face. This is no gun range where all you shoot at is a piece of paper. It's very different when someone is shooting at you, more importantly, someone who wants to kill you. 999.99% of gun owners would fail in a situation like this. Even the most well trained gun slinger would probably get his ass shot.

The ones who are really responsible for this is society, that's right. Society let this guy fall through the cracks, parents, school teachers, etc wake up! We don't need more guns, we need more accountability. These killers are not born that way, they are made in America.
Mike

Eastpointe, MI

#6 Jul 28, 2012
Faith wrote:
Under no circumstances should coloreds be allowed to possess firearms.
Are you talking about hair or skin?
Meanie

Madison Heights, MI

#7 Jul 29, 2012
rambo wanttobes wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah right lololol you gun idiots think your rambo, truth is, even if you had a gun, you would be shitting your pants and shot in the face. This is no gun range where all you shoot at is a piece of paper. It's very different when someone is shooting at you, more importantly, someone who wants to kill you. 999.99% of gun owners would fail in a situation like this. Even the most well trained gun slinger would probably get his ass shot.
Ignorance is bliss, you must be orgasmic.

24 out of 25 Gun Uses for Self Defense, Not Crime

Even after the call for police officers to strike until Americans turn in their guns went viral and Mayor Michael Bloomberg had to say he didn’t mean it “literally,” he continues his gun control rampage. He has now run a full page ad in USA Today in which he demands President Obama and Gov. Romney create and present gun control plans to the American people.

Here’s a curious question: does Bloomberg know that guns are used nearly 25 times more often for self defense than they are for crime?

Seriously, the ratio for self-defense uses versus criminal uses is about 25 to 1, yet Bloomberg and his ilk seem determined to spend all their energy taking away the guns of the 25 defenders rather than punishing the one offender to the full extent of the law.

For those of you interested in the raw numbers, the figures of between 2 million and 2.5 million uses of guns for self-defense annually can be found in studies and reports by John Lott, Gun Owners of America, and the National Rifle Association. These are countered by the use of guns for criminal purposes at a rate of 100,000 to 135,000 times a year.

To be clear, I’m not arguing that we ought to be able to own guns because of a ratio, for we keep and bear arms because it’s a God-given right which our Founding Fathers said “shall not be infringed.” But the ratio of 25 to 1 is icing on the cake, and it reminds us just how myopic gun-grabbers like Bloomberg can get when they set out to promote schemes that disarm the American people.

Read more at Ammoland.com : http://www.ammoland.com/2012/07/26/24-out-of-...
rambo wanttobes wrote:
The ones who are really responsible for this is society, that's right. Society let this guy fall through the cracks, parents, school teachers, etc wake up! We don't need more guns, we need more accountability. These killers are not born that way, they are made in America.
Parents....nobody else is responsible for rearing children. The schools should be responsible for the reporting of ill behaved children, but it is not their responsibility their upbringing.

The real problem stems from idiots, who call themself parents, but should never have children. These type of idiots want to be friends with their children, not a parent. They don't want to be the bad parent, so they buy their affection, especially in divorce cases. They threaten lawsuits to school districts and other responsible parents and groups who may punish/discipline their children for being unruly, yet the parent does not provide punishment.

In most cases, the parent is failing miserably, yet there isn't a test for parenthood and a license is not required. Ironically, one needs a license to cut hair...go figure.

Bottom line, guns don't kill people anymore than spoons make people fat. If there were no guns, other methods would be used from a psycho determined to kill others.
bill

United States

#8 Aug 17, 2012
Banning guns only takes them out if the hands of honest people. The criminals will keep their guns. Do the crime research on areas that ban guns vs aread that allow concealed carry
Carl

Höst, Germany

#9 Sep 14, 2012
No, we need to reform criminal law. A man should not have to face off with an over-zealous prosecuting attorney, for defending his family from a home intruder breaking in, in the middle of the night. If someone breaks into or forces his way into a home, the law should assume the criminal intends to do bodily harm or worse and allow the resident the freedom to defend his family without fear of prosecution.
EMM

Grantsville, UT

#10 Feb 28, 2013
History Time - How well did the 18th Amendment (prohibition)work for the Feds in 1919. Couldn't stop it and things got ugly. Now, try and repeal the 2nd Amendment and see how this country reacts! We have had enough. Dont just complain, hold a rally in your community in support of the 2nd Amendment - Wake Up!
Ellie May

Kansas City, MO

#11 Feb 28, 2013
EMM wrote:
History Time - How well did the 18th Amendment (prohibition)work for the Feds in 1919. Couldn't stop it and things got ugly. Now, try and repeal the 2nd Amendment and see how this country reacts! We have had enough. Dont just complain, hold a rally in your community in support of the 2nd Amendment - Wake Up!
You ain't takin my vote away either honey.

Since: Mar 12

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#12 Feb 28, 2013
My favorite part about the second amendment is where it says "WELL REGULATED"

New study shows the majority of Americans favor controlling guns rather than protecting gun owners rights.
Meanie

Dearborn, MI

#13 Feb 28, 2013
snapcracklepop wrote:
My favorite part about the second amendment is where it says "WELL REGULATED"
New study shows the majority of Americans favor controlling guns rather than protecting gun owners rights.
Yet here you are providing the link/source for that study. Oh wait, how silly of me, you never provide proof. Only spew.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#14 Feb 28, 2013
Meanie wrote:
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Yet here you are providing the link/source for that study. Oh wait, how silly of me, you never provide proof. Only spew.
Well, here's a link to the Huffington Post study, which means nothing in itself.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/gun-...
So it turns out not to be any heavy duty research. It's merely a pole taken after a mass murder situation. Who knows how accurate it is in terms of the population and what they would really vote for after the climate cools down.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#15 Feb 28, 2013
Pete wrote:
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Well, here's a link to the Huffington Post study, which means nothing in itself.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/gun-...
So it turns out not to be any heavy duty research. It's merely a pole taken after a mass murder situation. Who knows how accurate it is in terms of the population and what they would really vote for after the climate cools down.
OK, maybe they took a poll instead.

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