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Is gun ownership a human right?
I heard of a rally recently centered on the idea that “gun rights are human rights” and was thoroughly confused by the concept (but also the grammar, to be frank).


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10 days ago - Tuesday 7/10/18 - 7:03:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's definitely not a 'human' right. However humans have the right to feel secure and protected so in that sense I could see how guns could be viewed as such. Right to bare arms is a fundamental 'personal' right but trying to claim it as a human right is just plain silly
10 days ago - Tuesday 7/10/18 - 7:52:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
what's the difference between a personal and human right?
the right to feel secure can also be used against gun ownership pretty easily
10 days ago - Wednesday 7/11/18 - 9:45:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
gun ownership is probably not a human right in the overall sense of things. but everyone has the right to life, and people should be able to defend their right to life. gun ownership is one of the ways of securing that right.
10 days ago - Wednesday 7/11/18 - 9:50:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
lmao of course it's a human right to have the weird killing people machine
10 days ago - Wednesday 7/11/18 - 11:55:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 7/11/18 - 9:45:24 AM Inquizitor2 wrote:
gun ownership is one of the ways of securing that right.


Gun ownership is also one of the ways to deny that right to others...
8 days ago - Friday 7/13/18 - 2:14:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. That is silly
6 days ago - Sunday 7/15/18 - 11:49:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Only if it's the same blanket right applied to owning anything, ie. "I have this thing and you can't take it away from me." I can't see any reason for guns to more important to be allowed to own than anything else.

Although, I do agree that I'm very, very scared of being murdered and if everyone had a gun, I'd be less scared because I could just kill anyone I wanted.
4 days ago - Tuesday 7/17/18 - 12:41:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 7/15/18 - 11:49:01 AM Mat wrote:
Only if it's the same blanket right applied to owning anything, ie. "I have this thing and you can't take it away from me." I can't see any reason for guns to more important to be allowed to own than anything else. Although, I do agree that I'm very, very scared of being murdered and if everyone had a gun, I'd be less scared because I could just kill anyone I wanted.


my relatives in france told me i should be thankful we have the right to own guns. they were caught up in the terrorist attack that happened in paris a few years ago and the thought of any of my relatives being hurt or killed really shook me.
4 days ago - Tuesday 7/17/18 - 2:57:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Every time I think about it, I imagine how many lives could have been saved had more weapons been involved. Everyone knows adding guns to a situation decreases the death toll. It's why America has so few gun deaths.
4 days ago - Tuesday 7/17/18 - 3:05:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 7/17/18 - 2:57:44 PM Mat wrote:
Every time I think about it, I imagine how many lives could have been saved had more weapons been involved. Everyone knows adding guns to a situation decreases the death toll. It's why America has so few gun deaths.


i don't see it that way, i see it as people defending themselves. i'm not for adding or subtracting guns, i just want people to be able to defend themselves from bad people.
3 days ago - Wednesday 7/18/18 - 8:28:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 7/17/18 - 2:57:44 PM Mat wrote:
Every time I think about it, I imagine how many lives could have been saved had more weapons been involved. Everyone knows adding guns to a situation decreases the death toll. It's why America has so few gun deaths.
On Tuesday 7/17/18 - 3:05:32 PM Inquizitor2 wrote:
i don't see it that way, i see it as people defending themselves. i'm not for adding or subtracting guns, i just want people to be able to defend themselves from bad people.


Which is why no one is suggesting we ban karate.
7 hrs ago - Saturday 7/21/18 - 9:57:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
If guns are legal and someone in a crowded place starts shooting, how do you know if they're a terrorist or if they're defending themselves from a terrorist?



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