Originally Posted by CU Tiger
I'm not trying to be a dick, really I am not.
If I am coming off that way, please forgive me.
Why guns though? Why is that the tool you decide to attack.
Far, far more people die in car crashes, or from alcohol, or cigarettes every year then die from guns.
Where is the outrage over these things. Hell without cars people would walk more, be healthier, the air would be cleaner, there would be no dependence on foreign oil. Healthcare costs would plummet...no one NEEDS a car anymore than anyone NEEDS a gun. Just let the trained government officials have the only cars and they can transport us where they want us to go.
The government can haul our foods and goods. Hell we can convert all the now unnecessary gas stations to homeless shelters.
BTW I'm a car guy as well. I have 16 tagged and registered cars and 3 more projects. I dont condone banning them either...but Id sooner ban cars than guns.
How many more innocent kids have to die because their moms dont buckle them up. Just outlaw the damn cars already
The primary use of cars is for transportation. They are rarely used as weapons and when people die, it's because of accidents.
With that said, cars are heavily regulated. We are constantly pushing new safety standards to automobile makers. We require people to pass tests to acquire a license to drive. We make laws for drivers to protect them such as wearing a seat belt, having children in proper seats, not driving under the influence, etc. When there are horrific incidences with cars, we almost immediately pass laws to fix them.
Also the argument that no one needs a car over a gun is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read. If you gave a choice to people, the car would overwhelmingly win. You literally can't participate in modern society in many parts of the country without one. 70% of adults don't own a gun and manage to avoid being eaten by rabid coyotes.
I understand you like your toys. I don't even have a problem with people owning them. But lets drop the really stupid comparisons.