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Old 11-17-2015, 12:09 AM   #9
Oz
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Default Re: ISIS

Here's what I think each and every time one of my friends uses the "if you outlaw guns then only outlaws will have guns" argument.

Yes, you're right. That is the whole point.

If only outlaws, criminals, and bad guys in general have guns then when the good guys (cops and military) see you with a gun they know you're a bad guy and can feel ok with taking you out. Obviously that's a huge generalization, but you see what I'm getting at.

Imagine three hundred people in a theatre. Thirty of those law abiding citizens are carrying personal firearms. Ten bad guys walk in and start shooting. Ten good guys pull their weapons immediately and start firing back. After a few moments the other twenty good guys also pull their guns, only now instead of ten people shooting there are twenty. Which ones do you aim for?

Two cops walk in and see forty people shooting at each other. What now?
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