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one-last-miracle-sherlock:

skepticalavenger:


Too bad.  Damn.
EDIT:  It seems that some people are totally missing the deliberate sarcasm in what Michael Moore is saying here.  The point is that Adam Lanza’s mother WAS a gun owner.  She had been shot by her son with her own guns.
If you are one to make an argument that more guns would have stopped the killer’s spree, please consider that fact.


But if someone is already willing to break a law and kill people, not being allowed to have a gun isn’t going to stop them.  It will, however, save some people.  If other teachers had had guns, then the killer would have been stopped sooner.

That’s not necesarily true, though. In fact, many people get shot with their own guns because the person overpowers them, and having them in schools could definitely lead to more kids getting hurt by accident. There have been studies that show that, in stressful situations, trained people don’t react quickly enough to use their guns in any helpful way, so I just don’t see this as justification for more guns. I’m not saying we should ban all guns, but why are we selling semi-autos to civilians anyways? What possible use do they have for them?

one-last-miracle-sherlock:

skepticalavenger:

Too bad.  Damn.

EDIT:  It seems that some people are totally missing the deliberate sarcasm in what Michael Moore is saying here.  The point is that Adam Lanza’s mother WAS a gun owner.  She had been shot by her son with her own guns.

If you are one to make an argument that more guns would have stopped the killer’s spree, please consider that fact.

But if someone is already willing to break a law and kill people, not being allowed to have a gun isn’t going to stop them.  It will, however, save some people.  If other teachers had had guns, then the killer would have been stopped sooner.

That’s not necesarily true, though. In fact, many people get shot with their own guns because the person overpowers them, and having them in schools could definitely lead to more kids getting hurt by accident. There have been studies that show that, in stressful situations, trained people don’t react quickly enough to use their guns in any helpful way, so I just don’t see this as justification for more guns. I’m not saying we should ban all guns, but why are we selling semi-autos to civilians anyways? What possible use do they have for them?

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    yeah, the quote is facetious because she was a gun owner and that obviously didnt solve anything. on the contrary, it...
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