Yes, Jones blew a chance at A meaningful, intelligent debate. Indeed, he DID do more damage than good. He made us pro Second Amendment supporters look like crazed lunatics. Jones would be scary with a gun in his hand raving on like that.
@Keyjo The time for meaningful discussion is gone... it's time to defend our rights before we are left with no rights to defend!! Alex is right... you will never take our guns without a fight... and you better be carrying a gun when you come to get mine!!!!
@Heavy-Fed I legally carry every time I leave the house (except when I ride to the gym.) But people who act like hotheads do nothing to preserve our rights. Anyone who carries should be rational. Jones acted the opposite.
Please don't compare the founding fathers to Jones. The founding fathers were passionate but still intelligent and rational. Alex Jones at best rants and makes a few good points. Mostly it's just worldwide conspiracy bullshit with circumstantial evidence at best.
Question is...how do we know who is a hothead and who isn't? Wouldn't you say the very core of this problem are those who are irresponsible and violent with firearms? How do we go about knowing who they are?
The current gun laws, in and of themselves are stupid, and have obviously failed miserably. These laws didn't stop Adam Lanza. He didn't even own a gun, but his mother did. Guns were readily available to him. On the other hand, I know someone who ended up with a felony conviction over a minor drug arrest. This person is completely harmless, yet can never own a gun.
So what's the answer? And honestly, don't you think there needs to be something done about the violence? Who's next? You? Me? Our children? Where will we be when we're gunned down? A movie theatre? A restaurant?
I don't think more laws are the answer, but no one as yet has come up with another realistic idea of curbing the violence in this country.
@Heavy-Fed jones is "excitable" by nature. Thats why morgan had him on. Jones is also correct about how the first revolutionary war began. Todays school kids are not taught it, but it was the british,by order of the king, that intended to confiscate the guns of the colonists that sparked the revolution not higher taxes alone.
I carry a gun every day as well, for protection. 99 percent of the time you're not going to need it, but there's just that one time out of a hundred or more that it will make all the difference in the world. I have never drawn on someone but on two different occasions I made it known that I was carrying and the groups I were having trouble with backed down. Additionally, give me one reason based in fact as to why decent law abiding citizens should not be allowed to carry a weapon to defend themselves. The criminals are, so this idea that outlawing such a practice will prevent crime is beyond stupid, and the numbers reflect that.
So you don't think gun control will have an effect but are just rolling with it because, what the hell, nobody can think of anything else? Well you are partially right. Several countries throughout the Caribbean, Latin, and Southern America have gun control laws that are extremely strict, especially compared to ours, yet have much greater gun related homicides. So, what other liberties would you like to strip from the people of this country for this illusion of safety?
I'm saying no one has yet come step outside the box and come up with an idea that allows us to have the freedoms we want, yet protects the innocent from those hell-bent on destruction. Do you have a plan?
wrong... you're actually quite lucky that you have never 'drawn on someone' if for no other reason than they would take your toy from you and stuff it up your butt. a gun doesn't make a person tough... or even protected. for a gun of any sort to be of any use one has to have absolutely no compunction against killing someone without cause... and no, taking your wallet isn't cause for killing a person... none at all.
Just because you don't know how to retain a weapon and use it properly doesn't mean others of us don't. I've never had to draw on anybody because it's never reached that point. I don't draw a weapon and wave it around as some empty threat. If I draw my sidearm it's because that person or persons has forced my hand and I intend to kill them. As far as taking my wallet or any other possession I will not yield to anyone. Then if that person, or once again persons, decide to use force to harm me to deprive me of whatever they're after I am fully justified in using force. This idea that it's noble to roll over instead of fighting back is pathetic. As far as guns not protecting someone unless they're bloodthirsty is just asinine. So I guess by your rationale pretty much every civil servant that is armed is only fooling themselves or just out looking to kill for no reason? Funny how you can't back any of your argument up with facts, just bullshit and emotion. I mean strict gun control laws would obviously mean a decline in violence, I mean look at Chicago, Honduras, Mexico, Brazil, oh wait....