Why can’t people understand?,
Sorry if this is too long but this is just some of my thoughts on the 2nd A. and the so called gun control.
Please read all of this and comment.
Guns do not kill people, People Kill People!
We didn’t have all these shootings back in the 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s and kids had guns in the back window of pick-ups in racks,
There were gun clubs in schools.
We need to study on what has changed!
Why do people want to kill innocent people? That is the real problem.
My opinion is any one or more of the following can be why?, mental health, drugs (Illegal and legal), legally prescribed for mental health, violent games, bad or non parenting, having no roll models or the wrong roll models, just letting the kids get away with bullying, or anything else without any real punishment, and possibly violence in the movies but I watch the movies and I know it is just a movie and it does not make me want to go out and kill.
I grew up and loved watching westerns, cops and robbers and gangster shows.
Until we find the answer to this question and do something to fix it then nothing will help!
If guns kill people then spoons make people fat, cars drive drunk and pens & pencils spell words wrong.
If guns kill people, Why do we send soldiers with guns to war, Why not just send the guns?
It takes someone to pull the trigger!
It makes no sense to punish the innocent for the actions of a few!!!
At least some of these shootings I think are copy cat actions by loonies who wants some kind of recognition!
To blame the NRA for any of the killings is flat out stupid!
That is like blaming AAA for drunk drivers!
There hasn’t been a single NRA member involved in any of the mass killings and they promote safety and training! Also they don’t sell guns, they are not a gun store!
The NRA is why there is a present instant background check now, it was their bill! It just is not enforced! There was only 40 something people out of thousands prosecuted for trying to buy a gun when they were not legally able to do so!
A gun is a tool, it can save lives or take lives. Just like a lot of other tools, it’s who is operating the tool that matters!
If there were no guns then a person who wants to kill will find another way and use something else. You cannot outlaw everything and even if you could the criminal still don’t care about laws.
Look at the prisons, the most guarded places and they still find ways to have weapons and do crime inside!
There really is no such thing as gun control because it takes people with guns to stop a bad guy with a gun or to try and take the guns away from law abiding gun owners!
If only the police and the military have the guns, we would be in a Poliice State type of Government!
All one has to do is study history to see what happens when the government starts to register guns and then bans them!
How do you explain Prohibition or the War on Drugs, The Drinking and smoking age limit, etc. !
How well did those laws turn out?
People who say that one does not need a Semiautomatic for hunting or self defense or a silencer don’t know what their talking about.
First they are not silencers, they are supressors that just makes them quiter (not silent) for the shooter and others that the sound may bother and to protect thier hearing.
Just like a muffler on a vehicle!
Second, one does not need a lot of things but they may want them anyway, like a Ferrari or a Multi-Million Dollar mansion, a smoke, cheesecake, a drink (alcohol or pop), and if you need something for self defense you may need a Semiautomatic with a large mag. full of ammo.
There may very well be more than one person and one shot may not be enough to stop each one… People miss more, than they hit their target, even the cops!
Not to mention that it is a right of self defense!
That AR does not stand for Assault Rifle, it stands for Armalite, the Company that originally made the gun.
And they made it for the civilians first, the military adopted the full auto version later.
So it is not a weapon of war! Although we should be able to have the same weapons that the military has, just like back in the Revolutionary War, the people had the same weapons.
Practically anything can be used for a weapon for an Assault. A knife, scissors, hammer, bat, bow&arrow, rock, tire iron, a butter knife, a fork, bare hands, feet, etc.
To call the AR a weapon of war is nonsense!
It is a modern sporting rifle that is versatile so it can be and is used for many things.
I would hope that the military has fully automatic guns not Semi-Auto.
By the way, No such thing as fully Semi-automatic!
The difference between Semiautomatic and Automatic?
Technically a Revolver is a Semiautomatic, a shot for every trigger pull as fast as you can pull the trigger. (Therefore if they ban semi-autos, that would include a ban on practically all guns).
Versus an auto which keeps shooting as long as you hold the trigger or you run out of ammo.
The idea of the military style weapons are just cosmetic, it does not have anything to do with the way it operates.
Also why can’t people understand that if we ever have to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government, (and don’t think that it could never happen here, that is what other countries thought before it happened to them) or another country and the citizens don’t have the same type of guns that the government (or criminal) has then we are at a disavantage.
And that goes for a home or self defense situation against one or any number of criminals who does not care about any gun laws.
I would just as soon be shot than blown up by a bomb or ran over by a car or truck or die while in a plane being flown into a building, being hi jacked by people with box cutters! (that killed 3000 people).
Even cut or stabed with a knife and don’t think that someone with a knife can’t kill as many people as someone with a gun, a gun may make it easier for the loonie but it could still be done!
I don’t want to be like a fish in a barrel and be totally defenseless.
I have not only a right to defend myself but also a Right to keep and bear arm’s!
The fact that we have the 2nd Amendment is one of the reasons that the U.S. was not and has not been invaded because of all the people with guns!
The 2nd Amendment is the Original Homeland Security!
If you count everybody who has a gun we are the largest Militia in the world!
What happens when there is a bad guy with a gun? Someone calls a good guy with a gun!
It’s just that it is normally to late when the good guy’s arrive!
Wouldn’t it be a good thing to have a good guy already there! If nothing else he could at least slow the bad guy down.
The one girl from the Florida School said on 60 Minutes that she thought that it was stupid to have a teacher with a gun cause what if the teacher gets shot, is it then the responsibility of a student to get the. gun and shoot the bad guy? Well would she rather just sit there along with everybody else and get shot by the bad guy?
Some people say to just try and do something, anything to stop the violence…So try and do something, start by enforcing the current gun laws and increasing the penalties for the crime, especially gun crimes!, getting rid of the gun free zones, which does nothing but let the loonies know that they will not have anyone there to stop them from shooting people (like fish n a barrel).
Letting law abiding people defend them selves by using the 2 Amendment, and let them have a gun. (without having to get a permit, which is not constitutional anyway!), CCW should have a national a reciprocity just like a driver license.
It is a Right ! , not a privilege like a driver’s license which is good in all States.
But a CCW gun permit is not!
But, Drunks and bad guys with or without a License which don’t care about laws anyway can take a car and drive into a crowd and kill people and they don’t talk about banning cars.
Registration of cars do not make the drivers anymore of a responsible driver, just look at all the reckless and drunk drivers, so then making gun owners register the gun is not going to help, that would be just a way knowing who. has a gun in order to conviscate!
Some people think that you are bad parents if you have a gun in the house, so by that way of thinking that makes all law enforcement people bad parents.
Until people are ready to get serious about saving lives and Ban Drunk Driving, Drugs, Smoking, Planned Parenthood, Over Eating, Junk Food, or (should I say forks and spoons), Medical Errors, Bullying and other things that cause death then you are just anti-guns!
Why are most all the people that are anti-gun and trying to make more laws for gun control, They either don’t have guns, have never fired a gun and/or know nothing about guns?
There is or was a Congress woman from Colorado who was one who was in charge of making new gun laws that said that a magazine was a bullet! And when the people shoot them they will eventually be all used up!
How about letting someone who knows about guns be involved in the process! (Hint, NRA)
Why have the CDC study the so called gun violence? A gun is not a decease!
They know nothing about guns!
Guns are just like Insurance or a fire extinguisher, it’s always better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
Age has nothing to do with this!
Look at the Vegas shooter!
For those that think so, Well then let’s raise the age for going in to the military, voting, smoking, driving, cell phones & Etc!
Some people are saying that the kids from the school in Florida are so great for standing up for more gun laws, well so why should we listen to them and let them tell the rest of us what to do when they are not old enough to even vote and they don’t understand the history and are just going on emotion!
Just because they were in a school shooting don’t make them experts on guns or history!
Stop and really think about this,
What if there was more gun free zones, less guns of any kind. And Less people with guns.
What Could the terrorists (home grown or other wise, for what ever reason they want to terrorise people) do to us in the U.S.
The terrorists and/or other bad guys would love that!
Remember, the 2ND A. Is The Original and The Best Homeland Security and Personal Security there is Period.
As far as school shootings and teachers (who want to) having guns.
All one has to do is to ask themselves one question and that is this,
If your child is in a school classroom and there is an active shooter coming down the hallway to your child’s classroom and
There is a Security Guard and/or a Trained Qualified Teacher who wants to carry a gun! Do you want the Guard or Teacher to shoot him and take him out or to let him go on to your child’s classroom and start shooting all the defenseless kids and teacher like fish in a barrel? While in the meantime someone calls the good guys with guns (police) and hope they get there in time. Though more than likely, probably not!
When seconds count the good guys with a gun (police) are only minutes away! (And even then, a lot may not do anything.)
How about getting rid of the gun free zones which are stupid, have metal detectors, only one entry point, searches, more security guards and/or trained teachers who want to carry a gun and enforcing current gun laws now, while we figure out what to do about the root cause of why people regardless of age want to kill people!
Bring back the old ways of doing things before all the shooting started, (God, patriotism, parenting, spanking (for disciplining) and increasing the penalization for crimes especially for gun crimes!
We have detectors, guards, camera’s, & etc. at airports, bank’s, sporting events, & etc. Why not at school’s to protect our kid’s?
Teach kids about guns and gun safety so they are not curious about them!
How about a real Televised Prime time discussion/debate (with no yelling or talking over someone or at the same time) with people who actually know about guns, history, laws - past and present, anti- gun people and pro - gun people, such as John Lott, Ben Shapiro,Tucker Carlson, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tommie Lahren, Cam Edwards, Dana Loesch and/or any other NRA Spokesperson and any relative of victims, students or any other anti gun person…
I can’t believe that there are people out there that are American and want their rights taken away!
I guess it is proof that you can’t fix Stupid!
The people on both sides of the issue has to actually listen and not bring knee jerk emotion into it!
I could go on and on !
I am so tired of some of the stupid laws!!!
Oh, one more thing I forgot to mention,
When JFK or Martian Luther King was shot No One Blamed The Gun!!!