||Nobody is suggesting that we shouldn't have laws against things like: assault, rape, murder, etc.
You seem to be trying to draw an equivalence between such laws and making firearms illegal.
||There are far more law abiding gun owners than there are violent, criminal, offenders.
||The vast bulk of defensive gun uses result in: no deaths, no injuries, and no shots fired.
* "Your complaining ..."
Its almost as if you're trying to use rhetorical manipulation to dehumanize me.
||Most criminals get their guns by a) stealing them or b) straw purchases.
||Are you suggesting that if a criminal is only attacking with a club or knife that the victim should only defend with a club or knife?
Select-fire & full-auto firearms account for a vanishingly small fraction of violent crime.
||I carry because a violent criminal encounter could happen virtually anywhere .
In the context of the second amendment, murder using a firearm is not a protected activity
The difference is between illegal acts by individuals that directly harm others and ownership of an inanimate object.
||Does CTP cover intentional criminal acts ...
* if you run your car down the sidewalk, hitting pedestrians?
* if someone else steals your car and your car down the sidewalk, hitting pedestrians?
||You didn't state your position, thus I inferred ...
You have said:
* "No, i don't think owning guns should be a right."
* "If banning guns was useless, then banning drunk driving would be useless.