Ok I’m about to have a rant about guns… Either don’t read this, or lets have a DISCUSSION where you can either agree or disagree with me.
First things first. President Obama is not, I repeat: NOT going to take away your guns!!! He is calling for stricter laws about the types of guns you can buy.
Hunting is a legitimate part of American life in most of the country, I am not going to say we should ban hunting outright. But do you really need a gun that can shoot more than 60 bullets in a single second?!?!? Are you trying to kill the animal or are you trying to completely wipe it off the face of the earth?!?
Is there really a need for you to have a clip that can hold 30 rounds? (As a member or the armed forces, engaging in battle you probably do) but to use it to hunt a defenseless being? No. To “protect” your family, loved ones and home? No.
If somebody breaks into your home to attack you or the previously mentioned family/loved ones. Do you want them to have the ability to shot everything in sight with 100s of bullets in a matter of seconds?! NO!
In my opinion, what we really need are tighter law regarding the sales of guns. We need stricter background checks, including (but not limited to) Mental and Psychological evaluations. Mandatory gun safety classes (and tests) in order to purchase a gun.
In the US there is currently a ban on Surface to Air missiles. How many planes have we had blown out of the sky? As far as I’m aware (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) None! There is NOT a ban on assault weapons. And how many attacks and murders have we had involving those? Too many to think of!
The Second Amendment grants citizens the right to bear arms: From Wikipedia “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”
Please keep in mind that this was written at a time when the United States was still only just a few years old, and there was still fighting against British Forces happening.
To conclude my rant, I honestly don’t think we should ban guns completely! Most drugs are illegal yet that doesn’t stop people. Clearly if the same were to happen to guns there would be chaos.
All of the “Mass-Killings” that have happened in recent years, were made with guns purchased fairly and legally. THAT is the issue that we have to address.
Feel free to argue with me/hurl abuse at me/hate me in the comments section below!