What a crock written by a Bozo...
Comedian Chris Rock once said that if bullets cost more money, say a couple thousand dollars each, there would be no stray bullets or accidental shootings. It's funny for a few minutes because it is so true.Although, certainly not a laughing matter, gun control laws are about as ridiculous as the people who cling to them.
Instead of worrying about public safety, gun owners are worried about their right to bear arms.
But there are some laws that need to be adapted with the times to suit the needs and well-being of the people.
The problem is how easy it is to purchase a gun and how easy it is to get out of trouble if you are irresponsible with that gun.
And yes, most gun owners aren't involved in illegal activity.
However, many of them aren't responsible gun owners because they think it is not their problem if a gun is stolen and used in a crime.
Accountability is something that needs to be addressed throughout our society. Excuses can not be tolerated when innocent people are dying.
Children die everyday because either their parents are too lazy to make sure their gun is inaccessible or because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time when bullets from a stolen gun are sprayed across an unsuspecting city block.
People get so caught up in their right to have a gun that they lose sight of what is important: Public safety.
I know there are some legitimate hunters who think they are allowed to have semi-automatic guns too. It is ridiculous to call yourself a sportsman if you need to use a semi-automatic gun. Each shot should be carefully calculated, not just haphazardly shot repeatedly in seconds in the approximate direction of an animal.
These guns, the ones that should never hit the streets, are getting into the hands of criminals and innocent people are dying. Why? Because guns get stolen.
In my opinion, there is no legitamate use for civilians to use a semi-automatic weapon.
Some guns are stolen while others are the example of a "straw purchase" or purchase made by a third-party. These people who buy the guns for criminals are just as guilty of whatever crime is committed by the criminal's who use them.
Crimes plague the inner-city streets and creep into the so-called "safe zone" of the suburbs because of accessibity.
Gun restrictions are inevitable, especially when you hear about children dying on the street corner because drug dealers are in some sort of gang war. When innocent people get killed due to the irresponsibility of a gun owner or loose laws, then it is time to re-evaluate the safety of everyone and how laws can protect everyone.
There is no reason why the rights of individuals in this country should make it easy for criminals to kill or handicap people.
Gun shows are the worst example of how the private sector can hurt the public sector. A gun, which is a deadly weapon, should only be purchased after a person proves they are not crazy or some career criminal. Thorough background checks need to be made because it is a matter of life and death.
Guns should never be put in the wrong hands because we are simply trying to protect gun owners' rights. What about the rights of those who are being hurt by guns?
Besides gun owners being more responsible by not allowing children to hunt, not allowing children to gain access to a gun closet and the added protection of a trigger lock, there needs to be stricter laws to raise people's awareness that with privilege comes responsibility.
We should never take rights away from people, but homicides are most often committed with guns, especially handguns.
I'm not real sure what type of hunting requires a handgun. And I'm pretty sure there are more effective ways for personal protection other than keeping a handgun around.
In the event of a home invasion, for example, by the time the individual gets to that "locked" handgun, they could already be dead.
So the handgun is not exactly the best option in personal protection. Not to mention the fact that the same gun intended to protect could actually be used against the victim.
Illegal/stolen guns are also killing police officers who vow to serve and protect the public.
Police officers are dying because criminals have too many rights.
It is time for people to see the other side of this issue. Go and speak with someone who lost a loved one due to a senseless act of violence with a gun. Then come and preach about rights.
7 years 30 weeks ago, 4:28 PM