Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Not the Guns That Kill People, It's the Bullets

We have all heard that little saying time and again... but what if we actually got rid of the bullets?

I have always said (I know you probably don't know all that much about me, but trust me when I say 'I have always said') In my perfect world we would get rid of all the guns and start over with training classes and thorough background checks, and reoccurring background checks to ensure sustained ability to own a gun. And the world would be a safer place. But that is not the world we live in, it will never be.

Well, we can't get rid of guns, and my perfect world isn't anybody else's perfect world -don't I just know that all too well- so my solution is to get rid of the bullets, or make them harder to get a hold of, or make them outrageously expensive, or at least show some form with proof of training and certification to purchase them (the last is the most feasible I know, though still not probable). If you had to spend $500 a bullet you would be less likely to keep them anywhere near where kids could get a hold of them and then accidentally (or on purpose... or accidentally on purpose) shoot themselves or someone else. There would be less 'innocent bystander' killings, people would aim better and actually hit what they were aiming for - because of the training and certification, you can see how that works.

It isn't a perfect world and my solution isn't a perfect solution... but it might make a dent in the number of murders where guns were the weapon of choice. Besides, I prefer knives anyway... they are just so much more personal. (that was a joke, like I said, you don't know me yet)


  1. Makes sense, except people can make their own bullets. I've known many who do just that. And those people can sell their home-made bullets to anyone. So, do you make bullets a controlled 'substance,' so to speak?

    If so, are you for the legalization of drugs? If you are, do you see the inconsistency?

  2. Hey Ash, ever hear the Chris Rock take on this? He said...

    "You don't need no gun control, you know what you need? We need some bullet control. Man, we need to control the bullets, that's right. I think all bullets should cost 5 thousand dollars. five thousand dollars per bullet. You know why? Cause if a bullet cost five thousand dollars there would be no more innocent bystanders.

    Yeah! Every time somebody got shot we'd say. Damn he must have done something....shit he's god fifty thousand dollars worth of bullets in his ass!

    And people would think before they killed somebody if a bullet cost five thousand dollars. "Man, I would blow your fucking head off....if i could afford it. I'm gonna get me another job, i'm gonna start saving some money, and you're a dead man. You better hope I can't get no bullets on layaway!"

    So even if you got shot by a stray bullet, you wouldn't have to go to no doctor to get it taken out. Whoever shot you would take their bullet back! Like, "I believe you got my property!""

    Its hilarious, youtube it.

  3. Anon - I am not for the legalization of drugs.

    Prashant - I saw that several years ago and I almost quoted him, but I didn't want to bring race into it. :)

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