I have flipped through the last 5 pages of the OT section and have seen every topic but this one. I thought there would definitely be a topic like this since the news of the Chiefs Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide incident.
During the Dallas/Philly game yesterday, an NBC reporter used halftime to pretty much explain how a ban on guns would have prevented this incident, and prevent many murder/homicides to come.
I really don't care either way, but many people's arguments for anti-gun ban was the fact that if Belcher wouldn't have had a gun, he would have stabbed, strangled, hung, ran over with a car etc...I think that's ****.
My take on it is that if there were no guns, Belcher and his girlfriend would still be alive today. Most stabbings, hangings, running over with cars, andchokings take a lot more time, thought and not so easy in a "heat of the moment" episode. With guns, just point and click. It's over. Gun crimes are a lot less intimate. With a knife, you have to get up close and in the persons face. Any time between picking up the knife and walking into the next room to where your victim is can be a deterrence, a redefining moment to where one might cool off or decide maybe homicide is a bad idea.
Bottom line, if there were no guns, you can be sure as **** there would be less homicide and suicides.