I will agree that Pit Bulls can be aggressive and can cause a lot of harm if they decide to bite you. Sometimes you may not see any aggression at all until it is too late. All dogs can exhibit behavior like this. When I was a teenager I was at a slumber party and was severely attacked by a Saint Bernard, I almost lost both of my breasts. I still have scars and am afraid of Saint Bernards to this day. This breed of dog is known to be gentle, a good family dog, great rescue dog. The dog that attacked me lived in a family environment. I found out after the attack that the dog had to have a collar with spikes on the inside of it that would jab into the dogs neck to control him. My Dad made the owners put the dog down. My friend wouldn't speak to me after the incident. I don't remember how long I had to stay out of school because it hurt to wear a bra or anything more constricting than a night gown. If I had not put my hands that had my wallet in them up to my throat when the dog attacked me, I wouldn't be writing this right now. He went for my throat first. So now, are all Saint Bernards bad because of this dog? No. Should they be banned just because they are Saint Bernards? No. I heartily agree the dog that attacked me should have been put down. He wasn't safe to be around. I have no problem with putting a dog down because everything else you have tried to do to keep it from harming people or other animals has not worked. I have a problem with prejudice against a specific breed just because the animal is that specific breed.
Someone involved in this experience said that when you look in a Pit Bulls eyes, they look like the devil. My question is when have they seen the devil in person? The other thing that comes to mind is that the devil was supposed to have been the most beautiful Angel. So to me that says Pit Bulls are beautiful if they look like the devil. Looks, as I've shown, are not something to judge by.
My point to all of this is that an animal should not be discriminated against just by it's breed. Things can be done if the dog shows aggression. Training, muzzling, crating, not having them run loose, not letting them around the things they show aggression to, the list is endless.
If all Pit Bulls are all bad then by the same standards all men are bad. I've been raped by men more than once. You see stories in the papers about it all the time, the news shows it, other women besides myself have experienced it. This is the same as what is being said about Pit Bulls. So by those standards then all men should be banned just because they are male. All men are rapists. All men can't be trusted. See the similarity? No one will do that to a human, why do it to a dog?