posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 09:26 AM
Compare the number of threads regarding police brutality and police using unnecessary force versus mass murders. Whenever tragic events like the CT
shooting occur, people react emotionally and not logically. While one of these events is far too many, we do have to keep in mind that they are,
thankfully, still rare events.
Outlawing drugs, for our safety of course, is a good indication of where the ban on guns will end up. The black market prices for guns will skyrocket,
greatly increasing the wealth of the criminals, and subsequently their power. We will have huge tax increases to pay for this new legislation -- the
war on drugs has cost billions as an example. And then what? Should I just begin turning over my entire paycheck to the government in the hope they
will feed and protect me? Because after all they have shown what an efficient and effective government should be.
We, as a nation, are broke. The government spends $1.17 for every $1.00 they receive in taxes. This should tell anyone that the current model for
governance is not working and giving the government more power, more control, and more money all in the name of protecting us is futile. It hasn't
worked in the past, and there is no indication of anything changing that will cause it to be effective in the future.
We should instead be talking about the fact that despite all the government does to keep us safe it isn't enough. And simply giving them more power
and ourselves less is not going to solve the problem. Rather, we will be stripped bare and still left vulnerable to those in society that wish to do
Lastly, the guns used were lawfully purchased. Had his mother had a safe with a code lock, or finger print lock, he may not have gotten to the guns.
Perhaps the government should enter every per.son's household prior to buying a gun make sure they have a proper safe. Then, perhaps routine checks
to make sure the gun owner is using said safe. I know, let's agree to daily searches -- after all, what if the authorities checks on a gun owners
safe on Monday, but Tuesday they inadvertently leave the gun out and unprotected.... Do we see where this is going?