Alright, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of gun control, in addition too, the gun’s role in past and present shootings. A ridiculous rumor is circulating around America; it’s said, the gun is to blame for the deaths of men, women and children. If indeed you are one of these loose-lip finger-pointers, here are some other theories to consider:
A firearm is only a lethal weapon when a human hand picks it up, loads it, aims it, and fires! (Lay a gun on the table; don’t touch it, then let me know when it alone kills someone) Guns don’t kill people, people kill people! This will not change by implementing stricter gun laws. If a person wants to kill another human, they will do it regardless of the means to the end. Shall we ban rope, knives, cars, pillows and swords? A killer can use a rope to strangle a victim, or a knife to stab, a car to run over, a pillow to suffocate, or a sword to behead and dismember. What’s more, the internet now has sites which provide step-by-step bomb making! Shall we ban the internet?
Why does an individual pick up a weapon with intentions of killing another? Well, many theories exist; each of them right, signally and collectively. First and foremost, it takes a mentally detached person to contemplate murdering another human –let alone actually doing it. So, how do these killers reach the point of murder? A hopelessness and helplessness which has no point of return?
Perhaps the killer was abused or molested as a child, and the havoc it played on their psyche was more than they could take. Or, maybe mass media warped their mind with violent programming; the glorifying of death and tragedy. Just maybe, it was the continuous playing of violent video games which make death seem ‘undoable’ ~something which can be undone with the push of a reset button. Could it be they were bullied until broken, with little to no resolve? Or, just maybe, a different political view threatened the very values of the deranged mind which believed killing a Congress Person is their Civic Duty; the only way to ‘save’ their Country!
Regardless, whether it be one, or a collective of reasons, the dead are dead –period! Some believe banning assault rifles is the answer; or banning guns all together. In Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook mass shooting took place, assault rifles are illegal. Yet, some crazed nut-job commandeered one and shot over 20. Therefore, said argument has no validity.
Strict gun laws are active on the federal and state levels: 3-day waiting period; background checks; photo ID requirements; felons need not apply, etc. Has this stopped or slowed the gun violence in America? Hell no! Gun laws only control the lawful. Criminals will, and have always found guns for trade or purchase. Hell, America’s own Department of Justice’s Eric Holder is giving them out to drug cartel and Mexican Mafia thugs! Now, they want to take ours?
Many others believe mental health services are to blame for the rise in murder rates. Most of America’s insane asylums have long been shut down. The mentally ill being cared for in jail or prison, only after being arrested. The care they receive is minimal at best. Counseling Centers are over-run with patients, but short on employees. Medicaid and Medicare, not paying for most services. VA Centers forced to cut back because of $600 billion in cuts; leaving PTSD Veterans out in the cold. Psychotherapy medicines prescribed on a massive scale –side effects unknown to each individual patient. Seem like a catch 22? It is!
“Ban all violent video games!” scream others. World of Warfare, Second Life (which allows a player to create a character of their choice…allowing for murder, prostitution, rape, and even child molestation), War Games, etc. These games breathe imagination into a young mind. Giving the impression death is not permanent, that shooting someone has no consequence –except for a lost game. Additionally, violent games give the gamer the confidence they’re indestructible –untouchable to the ‘force’ with which they battle. This especially holds true for the mentally ill gamer. Shall we silence the 1st Amendment Right? Americans would not stand for such Tyranny!
Question is: Will Americans stand by and allow their Government to water down the 2nd Amendment? I don’t believe so. Americans were given this Right for a reason; to protect family, self, property, and country. If it is taken from the American people, who will defend them? Who will be standing there to fend off a predator which has a weapon and murder in their eyes? Self-defense will hold a whole new meaning! No! We the People will not stand by while our families, friends, properties, and country are left defenseless! What’s more, no Executive Order will sway said stand.
Once again, Americans are debating Gun Control; and, once again, the opposing argument lacks logic. Each time some nut-job goes on a killing spree, socialists push for abolishing the Second Amendment ~and, frankly, it’s pissing this American off! Nothing is more frustrating than debating with a person who has not thought out the theory of their position. This American has pondered and analyzed the misguided, ignorant theory of Gun Control ~the following is how I see it:
First, the Constitution was enacted to protect America and her citizens; each dilution of the Amendments will prove cause and effect on the People’s Rights. The Right to Bear Arms was given to protect self, family, business, and country. Who will protect the individual from the Evils of society if not themselves; the Government? Hell, they won’t protect our Borders, which would provide protection for America ; how can I entertain they give a damn about me, the invisible individual? Dependency on Government is a fool’s bet!
Secondly, Gun Control only controls the lawful ~not the lawless! Socialists and Marxists will never have the power to prevent killers and low-lives from obtaining guns. If anything, they will only empower the lawless, and turn decent citizens into criminals. What is more, it’s hard to control guns when those whose job it is to enforce Gun Control (i.e. Justice Department) are literally handing guns to Drug Cartels! Proof, “Dumb and Ridiculous” theories have deadly consequences.
Thirdly, previous amendments to Gun Rights have proven ineffective in eradicating violence. If indeed these amendments worked (i.e. background checks, three day waiting periods, limiting ammunition sales), the recent mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin could not have happened. The fact is, gun control is impossible to enforce. There will always be Black Markets where criminals can purchase or barter for firearms. What are needed are, stronger deterrents and sentences for those who commit violent acts upon another; not punishment upon the lawful for the actions of the lawless.
Additionally, knives, bows and arrows, automobiles, alcohol, sports, some foods, and a plethora of other things kill people; shall we ban those items as well? Should we make the Big Mac illegal because it can cause heart disease? Do we make it illegal to drive an automobile because some drive irresponsibly? Of course not! What we do is punish those who abuse their rights and privileges. Guns are no different people! Guns don’t kill people, people kill people ~you can’t control that!
In conclusion, Gun Control is an egotistical attempt from the left to falsely pacify the fears of the ignorant and simple-minded. Another feeble effort from the current Administration to brainwash constituents into a false sense of security, and dependency on government! The day Obama stations the Secret Service in front of my property, is the very day I will consider relinquishing my firearm! Until then, security to this American is: knowing if a robber, rapist, or murder breaks in my home, I have a 44-mag to welcome them!