And about Mexico, well they are in a class of their own with all those cartels. Its going to be long time before they can clean up that country...
Heh yeah, they got a real mess down there.
Fenixp, I don't really know how to respond to your posts, but I'll do my best.
Very flawed. For one, the guy who's aiming the gun at you has probably legally bought it without any restraint (or stole it from someone who has.) Gun control -> less guns in the circulation -> less people have gun, for whatever use. And the another point: When someone aims a gun at you and tells you to hand your money, you hand your money. If he means it, the moment you pull a gun at him you're most probably dead. If he doesn't, well... You don't really need a gun anyway.
You understand nothing about forensics, apparently. No, criminals do not use legally purchased guns to commit crimes. That's like leaving a bloody glove at the crime scene. And for your second point, all I can say is: That's what I call the pussy point of view. Not trying to be a jerk, but as a man, I'd rather have a chance to fight then just assume that I won't be able to fight back.
If he wanted to, he would anyway. You can't have a weapon on you at all times, and even if you had, again, you're on the 'surprised' side. When he shoots you, you can't shoot back.
Again, I'd rather have a chance. I'm not a pussy. I'm not just going to assume that the criminals will win and I will lose no matter what. I will decide my own fate, thank you very much. That is and should always be my right as an American.
a) You don't need to hunt to eat meat, I mean ... wow, how did you even come up with that. I've never been hunting in my life and - surprise - I eat meat every day!
b) Yes, you can own a gun for hunting, but after, and only after, you go trough proper channels. You should do tests to check your mental health above all, then you should be required to learn to use the gun properly, and get a lisence. Then, and only then, will you get a very specific weapon you have been trained for availible for you. It doesn't restrict your rights and it protects others.
A) Wow, how did you ever come up with that? You do realize that the animal still has to be killed, correct? This isn't StarTrek; We do not have replicators (yet). So what happens if the day comes that you can no longer just buy meat from a butcher? It sounds to me like you have a carefree worldview resembling that of a child. How old are you? I'm not saying that to be a jerk, I just mean that it sounds like you still have some growing up to do.
B) I don't disagree that proper training and licensing is a good idea.
Well in that case you do have gun control laws and I don't see the point of this argument.
I don't even understand what you're trying to state here.