I Am For Gun Control

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 378 People

    TheCroissant TheCroissant
    18-21, M
    May 25, 2015

    Another Innocent Life Lost Through Gun Culture

    A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle has been shot and killed by police in California. Officers in Santa Rosa said they opened fire when the boy, Andy Lopez, refused repeated orders to drop the rifle - which they thought was real.
    mikemcneil mikemcneil
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2013

    Archie Bunker..Ignorance Is Bliss...Source Of NRA Policy Found

    Ignorance speaks! LOL '' Archie Bunker: [on TV] All you gotta do is arm all your passengers. He ain't got no more moral superiority there, and he ain't gonna dare to pull out no rod. And then your airlines, they wouldn't have to search the passengers on the ground no more, they...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2013

    Erm.........Ok........Erm.........Oh Dear Me!

    I have friends on both sides of the handgun issue, those who believe easy access to handguns is not good for this country and those who believe government has no business dictating ownership one way or the other. I have gained valuable understanding from both...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    Stiffer Gun Laws

    yeah why not? I mean to keep out of reach of felons why not?
    saintsforever saintsforever
    31-35, M
    Aug 17, 2013

    The Time Is Now. Be Bold.

     What a sweetheart she is.  Now we know why congressmen from both sides of the aisle proclaimed affection for her .  Her spirit shines.   
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Jan 30, 2013
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 19, 2013

    Okay so what's more dangerous a little

    chocolate egg, with a toy inside it. A harmless toy. Or a fully automatic assault rifle that with 1 magazine can kill several people and possibly severely injure more...obviously the assault rifle is safer.
    Ugnius2121 Ugnius2121
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    Circling on endless repeat: Mad child

    murderer Gun slinger Exacting some hallucinatory revenge Bodies not yet cold Screaming for gun control While gunslingers wave their weapons Invitations to pry the steal from cold dead hands Whispers of legal drugs backfiring horrifically Fingers pointing Pointing Pointing...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2015

    Some People Shouldn'T Have Them

    Some people are not mentally stable enough to own a gun.
    mandi420 mandi420
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

    If more guns make us more safe

    why don't we allow guns in airports past security?
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    I am a gun control advocate.

    Mr. President and Congress, mental health is the issue that needs addressed in the area of gun control. Very little is being done with this subject regarding gun control. Mental health professionals must start reporting these mental case patients to law enforcement...
    momonbeach momonbeach
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2014

    Practice Makes Perfect!

    Gun control is very important. There is nothing worse than missing your intended target, especially when that target is trying to kill you or someone else. With proper training, practice, and the right attitude though, excellent gun control can be obtained making the world a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    I think it is interesting how we regulate bombs,

    grenades, RPGS and tanks and such and weirdly enough we don't generally have criminals using those weapons in attacks. It's almost like restricting access to deadly weapons has some kind of effect...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    I Live In A Strict Gun Control Country

    Here in my country, Japan. We, Japanese, are not allowed to own hand guns. In fact, I've never seen a hand gun in my entire life, although shot guns are allowed only for hunting use, but the background check is so strict that it takes lots of time till you have one. Stats shows...
    MttDocomo MttDocomo
    70+, M
    5 Responses May 30, 2013

    Some days I think maybe we should just start

    handing out assault weapons for free to ANYONE who asks and let the gun problem solve itself.
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    Gun Crazy In America! The Lobbyists That Support The Right-wingnuts Who Want Them!

    American Idyll: The Gun Lobby and the Killing of Children So now children in Connecticut are dead and dying because we are too chicken to get guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. Too chicken or too crazy: Apparently too many people would rather kiss guns...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2012

    Now So Much More Than Ever Before

    And when the gun nuts go on their diatribes... it makes me even MORE sure they should not be allowed to own them.
    SabrinaNYC SabrinaNYC
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 9, 2013

    After children were murdered in a mass shooting

    the President addressed the nation and called on Congress to put up a vote for legislation passing common sense gun laws the majority of gun owners agree with. Failing to pass any meaningful legislation the President passed an executive order of meaningful gun legislation.
    TawaliOkonodo TawaliOkonodo
    41-45, M
    Jan 7, 2016

    Let's Be Real

    I just heard about the shooting in Aurora, CO. That hit me harder than most of these do. I've been to Aurora ... more than a few times. Hell I may have driven by that theater. Two of my kids were at a Batman premiere last night .... that shooting could have happened anywhere. My...
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Jul 20, 2012

    I grew up around hunting rifles

    and learned how to shoot a gun and how to clean and handle one properly. I also used to belong to the NRA and a gun club at my AFB where I achieved Distinguished Expert status after years of training. I've trained cops and first responders on how to respond to and handle complex...
    gtownguy gtownguy
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    Some Perspective From The North

    I am Canadian. My father has always owned firearms, and has always been very responsible with them. We have fairly strict gun control, but none of us have ever worried that "they" (the government, I presume?) would try to take our guns away. The government insists that we be...
    guavachick guavachick
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Jan 28, 2013

    I definitely believe in the Second Amendment to

    the United States Constitution. However, I believe in common sense when it comes to owning and having weapons. We do need to continue back ground checks to prevent felons and mentally ill patients from getting their hands on any kind of weapon so they can go out and carefully...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Mar 28, 2014

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2015/12/3/1456623/-MO-bill-would-apply-abortion-restrictions-to-gun-buying?detail=email?detail=email Missouri bill makes buying a gun as complicated as getting an abortion in that state. Obviously it won't pass, but ridiculous abortion restrictions...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    If u take away guns from the citzens u just

    leave them helpless when the criminals who receive guns illegally come along. Even if u were to wipe out all guns, ur just gonna make everyone turn to something else some as knives. Chicago, the city with the strictest gun control laws, is the most deadly global city. The more...
    jmarquart jmarquart
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2015

    I am not a radical or a finical person

    but want to use common sense when it comes to gun control. I just read an article by a wife and mom posted here at EP last April 2014 under the same topic. She is totally right and I fully concur. This President and Hillary Clinton wants to totally disarm Americans by...
    maturewifeandmom maturewifeandmom
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    After Today

    I cried today, and I haven't cried in a long time. so after today, I think we need to seriously think about our laws on guns. My heart goes out to the families of this disaster.
    sky12345 sky12345
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2012
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    May 19, 2013
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    Bvll Sh*t! Guns, God, And The Blame Game, Sandy Hook-Explaining how God and Prayer in schools does not prevent school shootings

    The 9/11 terrorists were religious, look where prayer got them!!! What about the shooting in that Colorado Movie theatre this past summer...Did that happen due to no one praying before the start of the movie?!  No way!   Also I guess if teachers are taking guns to school in...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Dec 19, 2012

    I Control My Guns'.!!!!

    Gun control is placing the bullet RIGHT where I aim.!!!!!! My person gun is always on me and in CONTROL.!!! My second gun is locked in a safe that is hidden. Another part of gun control is keeping a mentally ill jerk from getting them and shooting innocent kids ina school...
    CBRguyspanks CBRguyspanks
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

    I believe that in America people do have the

    right to own guns for hunting and self defense. I can respect the many gun owners who are rational about their beliefs. But the most vocal gun advocates seem to be scary extremists. Resisting any and all efforts towards controlling gun violence is crazy. Let this serve as a...
    teezey teezey
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jan 18, 2014


    Democrats: $24,262 Against Democrats: $15,200,018 For Republicans: $10,823,998 Against Republicans: $92,034 I'm no analyst but I'd say they're playing both sides. One to buy politicians and the other to prevent politicians who won't be bought from preventing...
    TawaliOkonodo TawaliOkonodo
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    Like Clint Eastwood said,

    if there is a gun around i want to be in control of it.
    alexwttwu alexwttwu
    18-21, M
    Jun 28, 2015

    guns are just harmful .

    we have the police to protect so why legalize it?
    Amacey Amacey
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2015

    Christine and Beth

    Christine Belford & Beth Mulford, our friends and neighbors, yesterday morning were gunned down entering our courthouse. Our city of Wilmington ground to a halt, our streets were blocked off, and the center of our city became an armed encampment for a day. We have seen this...
    sarahc302 sarahc302
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Feb 12, 2013

    My Piece

    It's 5am for me now, and I was woken up by my brain philosophising over this. I'm 100% for gun control. NOBODY needs to be wandering around with a semi-automatic. Nobody. No matter what the situation. (This isn't counting the military) The big pictures is that if you maintain...
    ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

    another mass killing in the US,

    thank god I live in a country that has controls on guns, not allowing just anybody to have a gun..............
    scottie1974 scottie1974
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015

    I own guns. I have fought wars,

    I have used guns for hunting. Yet, I support stricter monitoring and control on the availability of guns - especially potent assault weapons to general population. Those are best limited to military and law enforcement. I support president on that.
    jerryk44 jerryk44
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    I absolutely hate arguments like this.

    I find them ignorant and just plain illogical. I grew up in the Midwest, a country girl. My father loves to hunt and owns many guns. The last time I spoke to him about guns I asked him how many he owned and I believe he mentioned it was over 20 now. For the most part they are...
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 9, 2015

    Well Done Colorado

    it's a small step but.................about bloody time!
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

    How Many Armed Psychopaths Is It Going To Take To Change The Gun Law And Increase Spending On Mental Health!

    It happened again today!  To many shootings lately! It's becoming routine...something is very wrong with this picture!  Budget cuts to mental health programs are the first to get slashed....due to the economy failing...way to much has been cut, in mental health...that's a key...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Dec 14, 2012
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2013

    Why Does It Take A Tragedy For Better Laws?

    Over the years, we have heard of many horrific shootings in schools, shopping malls and political events. We wonder why this happens, could it be mental illness, family values, technology, lack of gun control?  And now we've heard the most heartbreaking story of all, little...
    Carrie7 Carrie7
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Dec 16, 2012

    Sad how this experience page is taken over by

    gun nuts and p*ssies who don't feel safe without pistols, rifles and shotguns in the supposedly beust country on Earth, the very civilized and free US of A.
    RevSnowfox RevSnowfox
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jan 4, 2015
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