On FB a friend made a comment on gun control I couldn’t help but respond. I’m not a “survivalist” type or anything. I just know the human “climate” and having realized that, I have to take action to protect myself and those around me. I’m not even have a love for guns like some of my friends. So. Below is my comment on the subject. The ending statement is my ultimate take on it all.
I don’t think this person is saying directly that one should own a gun to protect themselves, so much as down to basics that it is a right to protect one’s self and family with a gun being one of those options to do so. “Baked” into the Constitution is the right to bear arms. It wasn’t an afterthought. There was a reason for it being there. Governments in the past and present have made the general public go without “arms” and that’s like a robber “getting the drop” on someone to rob them. Criminals do not abide by law. There are still criminals bearing arms in countries that ban them. And you have to believe that makes them feel superior in some sort of way. If they knew someone else may be “carrying” they would not feel so superior in their thinking. I would like to know that I could live in a society where guns didn’t need to be carried. We didn’t worry about that so much back in the 50’s and 60’s. I lived in a neighborhood where we left the keys in our cars overnight and our home doors unlocked. We just didn’t worry that someone would initiate a home invasion or steal our car from our driveway. Unfortunately time has changed and not for the better. People have fallen out of the middle of the road into one ditch or the other. We’re either passive or aggressive. The point is that people are the source of violence, not the choice of weapons. A baseball bat, trophy on the wall, a sling shot, or more progressive. . .biological or chemical weapons can be utilized more for killing than a gun. Say a student is smart enough to introduce anthrax into a school water system or some other biological type. If guns were not available does that mean these methods would not be an option to someone wanting to hurt or kill people? Guns kept by teachers would be useless in such an event. You’ve heard the say that you can fight fire with fire? Well a weapon carrying teacher or even an officer patrolling school grounds carrying a weapon would possibly save lives in the event of a student or others from coming on campus with a gun to shoot students or teachers. I don’t think we need more guns in my final statement. We need more higher morals. Then guns would not have to be anywhere but a locked box in the home or a hunters hands. It’s a “people issue”, not a “gun issue”.