Quote: Originally Posted by Zzarchov
Karrie, I can see no benefit to any form of sports , or pools.
99.99% of kids who fire guns, even automatic weapons, are fine.
And 103.87% of all statistics are made up on the spot to suit a paticular agenda.
You can see no benifit of any kind in regards to sports or pools..... but 99.99% of kids who shoot guns are just super?
This isn't some form of inevitable conclusion to giving a kid a gun. It is a freak chance.You spend an equal amount of time with a kid using a gun under trained supervision or riding in a vehicle, he is still more likely to die in the vehicle.
Prove it. I've been driving for 9 years.... no accidents, no deaths.
The same amount of time spent around a pool versus using a gun under supervision, still more likely to die in a pool.
Prove it.... I've had a pool everyday since 1993 and have been swimming since I was 3 years old..... I haven't drowned/died yet. Nobody I know of through my life has drowned yet... be that in a pool, the beach, a lake or a friggin bathtub in 2" of water.
And lets be realistic here, Guns are not designed to kill someone firing them. In fact they are specifically designed NOT to harm the person firing them.
Yeah, let's get realistic shall we..... Guns are designed to kill anything in front of them.... if you have no control over where that firearm is pointing and you haul on that trigger, then whatever is in front of that firearm will be hit..... so in this case, the firearm killed the person holding/operating the firearm..... it directly did exactly what it was designed to do..... it fired, kicked back, continued to fire, kicked back, continued to fire until the person holding it got a round in the head and then died.... then probably dropped the firearm due to reflex and then stopped firing..... the firearm did exactly what it was deisgned to do.
So the "Guns are designed to kill" stuff is bunk. They are designed to kill the person you are firing at, not the person firing it.
Do you have a problem reading and understanding things or do you just enjoy throwing sh*t into what was said just to simply make yourself sound foolish.
"Guns are Designed to Kill" is no damn different then "They are Designed to Kill the Person You are Firing At" .............. AKA: GUNS ARE DESIGNED TO KILL
.... it doesn't matter if it's the shooter or the target. They are designed to fire a projectile towards a target, penitrate that target and cause massive damage, to the point of death..... Designed to Kill.
They sure as hell ain't designed for hair cuts.
And they are very well indeed designed to kill the person firing it.... or else we wouldn't be hearing of suicides by gun now would we? If they wern't designed to kill the person firing the weapon, then there wouldn't be a way to shoot yourself with it while holding it now would there?
Yeah, I thought not.
9 year olds use power tools (under supervision as well), they play violent sports, the climb trees, swim in pools and even learn to build fires.
all of those things are more dangerous. And none of them are more or less useful than learning to use a gun at a firing range, under the supervision of an instructor.
Power Tools are exactly that.... tools. Tools for construction and building things.... perhaps even a shelter.
All the sports I see kids of that age playing are not violent and have many more stricter rules applied for their safety compared to professional sports, so that isn't even an issue. Sports teach teamwork, keeps them active and in good shape.
Climbing Trees is useless? Get chased by an animal in the forest and see how usefull it is. How about a flood or some other natural disaster where you may require some climbing in order to survive?
Swimming in Pools is useless? Sure.... go on a boat someday and fall into the water.... don't know how to swim? Ah... too bad.....
Building Fires is useless? Do I even need to go there?
Now you're gonna sit there and tell us that none of those things are anymore useful then learning to shoot a firearm? What use is that going to meet other then the skill to kill / take the life of something?
Unless you plan on going off to war or becoming a police officer, you will never need the training of a firearm for typical everyday life.... unless you'd like to go shooting some class mates in school or co-workers who crossed you.
Get a Compound Bow.... at least if you screw up with one of those, there's no additional rounds to go off and kill everybody else around you.
Last edited by Praxius; Oct 28th, 2008 at 01:00 PM..