So you have conceded defeat and surrendered before we have even begun based on a few undetermined people opposing government and being told to buzz off. You suggest we put our tail between our legs and say yes sir three bags full.
No, I'm not conceding defeat. There is a very active group trying to bring awareness to the way the government is operating today and they aren't backing down. I'm participating with my votes. But to put it in perspective, if you have 100 educated people who know what the candidates are all about voting, and 1000 people who aren't and don't respectively, it doesn't matter how many of the 100 educated you get to vote the right way (right assuming there is only one right answer to solve these issues), the 1000 ignorant will almost always outvote the educated. Part of that is indeed because of the happy poor receiving handouts from the government. I don't support this.
No government can withstand the will of the people unless it holds a far superior controlling power.
Sure they can, if the government is skilled enough at making **** look like gold. That's exactly what our government does.
It is when the people are to frightened or just don't care because they are to busy enjoying the goodies government hands out that we have a major problem in the making. I'd say that describes the situation now. Citizens are busy selling their right to government on the promise of being taken care of and looked after. All we want to know is what is government going to give us.
I agree. But I think the underlying problem is people thinking getting handouts is a good thing. This is only good for people who have nothing, and I for one would rather give them a job than give them a check every month to pay their bills while they sit around and do nothing, or worse, break the law.
Irresponsible gun owners have accidents and people get killed accidentally.
Yes they do. But that is a small fraction of the total population of gun owners. I hardly think this fits the bill of "out of control". This warrants more education on how to own and use a firearm, not international intervention.
So how many of these does it take to punish a very large segment of society for the possible misdeeds of other?
I think this is the wrong question to be asking. I think we should be asking, "If this is happening this frequently, how can we decrease the frequency of occurrence without taking the rights away from the people who have done nothing wrong?" People get in car accidents all the time. How many of these have to occur before it warrants international intervention? You see there really isn't a number because it doesn't affect anyone but us. It is our problem, our responsibility. If we can't fix it then whatever happens as a result of it will happen. But unless like more than 50% of gun owners are having accidental discharges resulting in injury or death, I don't think this is an arguable point. Gun control is focused on people who use guns to kill others without warrant.
Is it possibly irresponsible and inhuman to punish the innocent or suggest they are punished to appease your beliefs?
Yes, it is. So why should I have to suffer the punishment of having my right to bear arms stripped of me because other believe that will solve gun crime? I shouldn't, plain and simple.