posted on Aug, 29 2020 @ 08:51 AM
I find some things troubling, for lack of a better word.
I do believe that most of the anti-gun people are genuinely afraid of guns, all guns... and believe it or not, I do care about my fellow citizens
being afraid. I do not wish for anyone to live in fear..... and I believe wholeheartedly that we could come together and create a plan that works for
the benefit of everyone, if the ultimate goal truly is what we are led to believe it is.... safety for all.
What I have seen so far is, we take your guns and everything else stays the same, that is not good, that is not constructive and will never lead to
people sitting down and working together to create an America where everyone feels secure. In fact, what it does do is make me suspicious of peoples
Think about that for a moment, we take your guns and everything else stays the same..... we offer nothing in return. All take, no give. Are so many,
so blind, as to not see the absurdity? To honestly believe that because someone does not support this, they are by default ... bad.
Am I the only one who thinks that instead of telling people all about how you are going to swoop in and like it or not take their firearms.... you
should instead be telling them all about how you are going to take steps so that they do not feel the need to purchase a firearm in the first place?
Does that not seem like a better way to get people to sit down and have a conversation?
We have a serious repeat offender problem in this country, nearly 75% of violent criminals will be re-incarcerated and I have reason to suspect the
number would be even higher if those who die or just never get caught were included in the equation. Rehabilitation, countless programs designed to
give inmates the tools they need to change their lives, free college education and nothing but time to take advantage of all this opportunity results
in only a 5% success rate........ This does not inspire people to sit down and be willing to discuss gun laws, it makes them double down.
When you are talking about altering someones Rights, given to them in the Constitution, you will have to offer them something in return that is
equally as monumental. Everyone makes mistakes and many deserve a 2nd chance...... and very few would be willing to disappoint society, if they knew
their 2nd chance, was their only chance.
Give me an America that I know every person I encounter, be I walking the streets of of a small town or strolling through the park in a big city,
has never been convicted twice..... and I will get rid of my guns with no law needed, no anger in my heart..... and both of us will live a life
without the things we fear most.