posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 01:21 PM
Well that was fast. Couldn't even let the smoke clear before making it political. Pretty disgusting if you ask me.
The headline on the front of CNN: Is Gun Control The Answer?
But then the ACTUAL report headline: Gun control or carry permits won't stop mass murder.
Very conflicting as one asks a question but the article headline answers it. Many won't follow the link but will just see the first page of course.
And now there will be weeks and months of debate on the issue yet again. Politicians will rally for and against, Obama will take whichever side is the
most popular and it'll lead right into statements and debates thru the elections.
I stand my ground on this. If the people in power are the only ones that have guns, the citizens will have lost their last tool to fight for liberty.
Those in power are slowly taking away every right and freedom from the citizens. Without the ability to protect yourself, family, property...you might
as well just put your hands up now.
And then we have this. Is this another push towards even more intrusive surveillance from Big Bro? Will people agree to it in order to be 'Safe'?
Is this the REAL agenda?
In the short term, there will probably be security specialists who will recommend ways in which our public spaces could be better protected.
Sadly, mass shootings have occurred in shopping malls, schools, restaurants, health clubs, churches, courthouses, post offices, almost any place that
people congregate. None of us would wish to turn our public spaces into tightly secured fortresses.
I do like this statement tho. It rings truer than most arguments I've heard on the subject:
If one thing is predictable about mass shootings, however, is that they will spark arguments from gun control advocates and gun rights groups
alike. Both sides of the gun issue will probably view this tragedy as one more example of why more or less gun control is the answer ... and both
sides will be wrong.
Ok, this I didn't know:
(The number of mass murders in the U.S. has remained fairly steady, averaging about two dozen cases a year since the mid-1970s.)
2 mass murders per Month in the US since the mid 70's? Is this true or was it thrown into the article to stir anti-gun sentiment? If anyone can
confirm this, thanks.
And to end it:
Mass murder is regrettably one of the painful consequences of the freedoms we enjoy.
I have to think about the statement although I do agree with the premise.
edit on 20-7-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)