posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 07:15 AM
We awoke today in Britain to the news that there has been another mass shooting in America. The question again is how does America stop these events
from occurring? To me the answer is plain and simple, gun control, taking away the weapons will stop this from happening but as I skip through threads
here and on facebook pages it's obvious that no matter how many of your children are massacred you will not hand over your guns.
Now before you guys start hurling insults at me let me make one thing clear. I AM NOT A LIBERAL. In Britain I am forever being accused of being far
right as I am anti muslim, anti immigration and I think all this gender fluidity business is absolute nonsense, oh and if I was American I would have
A few months ago after a similar event I chatted to an American woman online about gun control and she left me speechless. No matter what I said to
her she would not consider for a split second giving up her guns. Her first reason was I need my guns to hunt, I said okay would it be possible to
keep your guns in a hunting lodge to which she responded well no I need them at home to protect myself. From what I asked, well somebody may break in
through the window to rape me she responded, errr okay I replied so why don't you improve the security of your home to make it very difficult to
break in. Well what if there is a power cut she answered. At this point I knew that I was wasting my time as it was clear that she had guns because
she wanted to have guns, not because she needed them.
A few years ago when I was more active on ATS I read a post from a moron who went out the previous day armed and wrote about how he had restrained
himself from shooting somebody on multiple occasions for such trivial reasons nobody deserved to die for. I sarcastically responded with what a hero
he was and then told him what I really thought of him. It did teach me something though, this person wanted to shoot somebody, not because he was evil
but because he wanted to be a hero. He was looking for a situation to unfold whereby he could end somebody's life but come out of it as a 'good
guy'. When my brother and I were kids we would watch films like Rambo and Bloodsport and re-enact things we had seen on screen when we played. As we
matured we stopped doing things like this and we became men. Have some Americans just never grown up? Has TV and film created a group of people who
yearn to be a hero by killing others?
I see another well worn and lazy reason why Americans won't give up their guns. "It will empower the criminals". I can understand why people might
think that but I don't agree with it. Surely if laws were introduced that carried long prison time just by possessing certain firearms the number of
guns owned by criminals would reduce. Proper policing would reduce the numbers even further. You'd be surprised how many criminals would hand over
their weapons in an amnesty. I can understand that you guys don't trust your law enforcement, they do seem very trigger happy and poorly trained. Our
officers in the UK may not have guns but they are trained to a much higher level than those in America.
Another ridiculous argument that is going around today is "we need more guns". That is like trying to put a fire out with petrol (gasoline). If you
arm your school teachers you have failed as a country, I'm sorry but that is a fact. Teachers are there to educate children, not kill them. Yes maybe
if teachers had guns the body counts may be lower but it also creates the possibility that stressed and overworked teachers could carry out a few mass
shootings of their own.
Come on America please tell this outsider looking in what it would take for you to hand over your guns or at the very least the guns that are capable
of killing lots of people in one go. What if you could only own one low capacity handgun? Gun control is undoubtedly the answer to your problem. What
has to happen before you embrace it?