I for one believe that it is virtually useless and the only thing that's really happening is the limiting of law abiding citizens to protect themselves. Some will say that kids can get a hold of them and can go gun down however many people that they want to, like columbine. Or they someone can get depressed and go shoot up an immigration center. Or officers can be gunned down by felons. I don't take away that such events are horrible and measures should be taken to prevent such occurances.
However, after watching what has happened in England since they banned guns and crime has risen dramatically, I'm forced to wonder if removing so much gun control isn't the answer. However with the lessening of restrictions, an increase in the background checks and requirements of those requesting firearms to insure that those that buy them are competent and sane enough to actually own a firearm.
Personally, I find absolutely nothing wrong with being well armed and in fact I feel safer knowing that I am surrounded by people who refuse to be victims. One of the fastest growing crimes where I live is storm robberies. 3 or 4 people storm kick down a door and storm the house. I would feel much safer with an assault rifle with a 50 round clip than with my hands up pleading for my life.
If guns are taken away, what's next, knives? Guns are just a tool to accomplish a task. It's all about who is owns them and what their intentions are. Self defense, arm yourself all you want to and you should have every right to do so. That's just my take on all of it.
Edited by CarolinaPwns, 16 April 2009 - 09:58 PM.