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June 21st, 2011 #1
should guns be allowed on college campuses
i want your opinion
i think it should be allowed because laws only affect the law-abiding. that means school shooters are gonna bring guns anyway.
and if guns were allowed, school shooters could have been shot dead by the saner ones before he/she even kill more people.
to me, saying that college kids will go on a shooting spree if guns were allowed is like saying that people will lose morale and start killing eachother if god wasn't taught in public schools. the last time i checked, god-believers and atheists were equally as immoral.
and also... maybe ladies and gays or anyone who are often targeted for violence/murder/rape in college can *have the opportunity* to defend themselves. i didn't say guns will magically defend someone, but having the opportunity to at least scare off an attacker (even a group of attackers) is still good, unless the attacker points the gun first.
i mean ok the best weapon to prevent targeted crime is social grouping, awareness, teamwork, and support but obviously social change takes a long time. in an ideal world, people can just sit down have a discussion and be like "we conclude that its inappropriate to attack ladies and gay people are okay!" and prevent many attacks from then on, but waiting for social change to solve a problem is like trying develop a genetic mod that prevents cancer while not allowing the current patients from using chemotherapy. and of course, letting the current patients die because "genetic mods are going to solve more problems.... in a few decades"
argue with me. btw this isn't about "should there be gun control", it's about "should guns be banned on campuses"
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I propose that guns be outlawed, but the carrying of a sword be legalised.
June 21st, 2011 #3
I'd rather carry a melee weapon than a gun.
And honestly, in the face of danger, how many people are calm enough to get the damn boomstick out, disable safety, load it, aim accurately, then fire?
June 21st, 2011 #4
Crossmirage, when I rule the world all melee weapons will be equally legal.
If nothing else I feel it will give people some pause for thought before attempting to rob that old asian guy with the samurai sword..
I feel a more polite society will be the inevitable result.
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June 21st, 2011 #6
You get a short sword or an axe. Didn't do the Roman legions any harm. They stabbed most of Europe with one arm.
I suggest you wear armour on your off side.
June 21st, 2011 #7
anyway not many people will be calm but most people who are trained with guns can stay calm. but lets assume that these are just regular college students. i am sure that out of the hundreds of people in the building, there would have been a dozen or two with a gun who could have shot without losing their minds
June 21st, 2011 #8
No, guns are banned and illegal now, remember?
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June 21st, 2011 #11
Okay, everyone carry shields only. That way we can defend ourselves, attack with shield bashings, and get an extra canvas to scribble on.
Also, I dunno if it's just me but I find firearms bigger than pistols rather... clunky to use. Or maybe it's just my tiny baby hands.
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June 21st, 2011 #13
College. You mean the place where a good chunk of people spend a good chunk of their day drunk out of their gourd? No, I don't think it's a good place for guns.
I think more people would die in the first week from one of their buddies showing off than have ever been killed in school shootings.
Originally Posted by stragan