When the government takes all the guns from the law abiding citizens, then the criminals with their illegal guns will be the only one armed other than the police. The police are not everywhere, they cannot be everywhere. In the few short minutes it takes for them to respond, you're dead or injured.
I find it so hard to believe that liberals don't understand that the criminals will not give up their guns regardless of any new gun laws, those that choose to kill someone will still have guns or simply find another way. Guns are not the problem, simply a tool used by mentally unbalanced people that have either the lack of temper control or they have the desire to do someone else harm. People are the problem, not the weapon of choice.
This is political theatre that will cost more lives of innocent people going forward and those involved in the theatre should be ashamed of their actions.
"I find it so hard to believe that liberals don't understand that the criminals will not give up their guns regardless of any new gun laws,"
I don't expect them to do it voluntarily. What I think is that if grenades were available at Walmart, criminals and psychos like Adam Lanza would have grenades. But grenades aren't available at Walmart. Same with AR-15s. It may take time to get them all off the streets, but the difficulty of access will be instantaneous. Eventually, they'll be as scarce as grenades.
"Guns are not the problem, simply a tool"
Keep in mind no one is talking about getting rid of "guns", just particular kinds of guns. Some guns are very effective tools for killing large numbers of people in a short period of time. But you don't need an AR-15 to kill one Adam Lanza.
"Keep in mind no one is talking about getting rid of "guns", just particular kinds of guns."
Keeping in mind of course that our government seldom stops with the first step. They, in their faulty logic assume that if they could take away one kind of gun, then what is to keep them from logically taking away ALL of them? Nothing is there to stop them from going further because they hold themselves accountable to no one.
Once a law is passed that the voters don't like, it is too late to do anything about it at the next election...Obama's health care bill is a prime example, not only did the majority of the people not want it, most of those voting for it didn't understand it even if they had read it.
Gun laws, changes to immigration, etc. are just the next steps. Meanwhile, the tax code is still so convoluted no one can really understand it, the unemployment rate is still higher than ever and our economy is still in the tank, but let’s not worry about that, we have more important things to fight and argue about. Yeah, good government is getting harder and harder to find.