Reasonable– the Free Dictionary defines it as:
1. Capable of reasoning; rational: a reasonable person.2. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking: a reasonable solution to the problem.3. Being within the bounds of common sense: arrive home at a reasonable hour.4. Not excessive or extreme; fair: reasonable prices.
So, let’s again look at what is reasonable in gun control laws.Keep in mind, gun control advocates/banners don’t want people thinking about the fact that most of the activities involved are already a crime.
Want you to think about that for a moment – The pro-ignorance, anti-freedom crowd wants something done about murders committed with firearms, aggravated assaulted committed with firearms, robberies committed with firearms – when those very actions are already criminal offenses.
Second, most violent crimes (murder excepted) do not involve a firearm. In Aggravated Assaults (which makes up the 60.4%of violent crimes 834,885 out of 1,382,012) firearms are used in only 21.4% of those crimes.
Out of 834,885 aggravated assaults; firearms wereused in 178,665.
The FBI reports the population as 263,379,547 for 2008.
Even if we assume every aggravated assault is done by a different person only 0.0678% of the adult population used a firearm to commit that crime.
Is it reasonable to impose new, greater, more restrictive laws on the nation for the actions of 0.0678% of the people?
Firearms were used in 161,283 robberies in 2008 – same assumption means that firearms were used by 0.0612% of the adult population.
Is it reasonable to impose new, greater, more restrictive laws on the nation for the actions of 0.0612% of the people?
Even where firearms are used the most, murders, how reasonable is it to impose ever restrictive rights because 14,180 people used firearms to commit murder? That is 0.0053% of the adults in America.
Is it reasonable to impose new, greater, more restrictive laws on the nation for the actions of 0.0053% of the people?
So once again, I’ll ask gun control advocates — why is it reasonable to impose the laws you propose for the actions of less then 0.1% of the population?
Even if you add up all the firearm related violent crime – it is still less then 0.2% of the population.
Please, please gun control advocates – join the discussion. Every one else, feel free to chime in also – some of us want to talk about the facts and the issue.