Thursday, May 22, 2008

Americans are not in favor of banning handguns

According to a new Poll released by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, only 36% of Americans would be willing to support a ban on handguns (Down from 44% in March of 2000). 36% of Americans willing to tread on our Constitution & Bill of Rights.

For those of you in the 36% camp who are willing to say that only the criminals & the government should have handguns, I have an easy solution for you. Move to the UK. The handgun ban is already in place there & they have free health care as an added bonus (useful if as a defenseless victim you get shot by an armed thug).

Just watch out for the thugs with guns. For some unknown reason thugs there are unwilling to obey the gun ban law, or any other law for that matter. Perhaps when thugs start obeying the "don't mug or rape people" law they'll also start obeying the gun ban law. Perhaps the UK should have waited to disarm the law abiding citizens until after the Thugs were disarmed, but I guess that would have required rational thought.

2 comments:

Eric Shelton said...

I've said for a long time that the gun owners were the silent majority. We need to quench the all-too-vocal minority of gun grabbers. I'm starting believe the Sarah Brady "quote", or at least it's purported goal, that once we're disarmed we can be subjugated to a socialist government...

When I was stationed in England, it was common knowledge that the street gangs in Birmingham had the police out-gunned.

And when one of our Airmen was in a car accident and transported to a NHS hospital, we were appalled. God forbid we get stripped of our property AND Hillary Care...

Dustin said...

So very true!