Is this supposed to be a real discussion of the gun problem? I doubt it. I think it is more about saving a few lives while putting all of us at risk.
Guns are not really anymore risky then a hand axe or knife. These need to be handled carefully is all. The real problem is people. Are you WILLING TO
KILL? To kill those who would attack you? I do not think so. You want someone else to do it for you. That is the problem.
Let us consider what would probably happen if everyone of sufficient age and training was required to carry one. Oh and by the way, if you are not
capable of carrying a gun safely then you should not be capable of voting either.
Back to the point. When someone then attacked someone with a weapon they WOULD BE KILLED! Problem solved. As those others who might have thought of
attacking someone with a weapon see their friends killed then they would not do it. OR THEY TOO WILL BE KILLED! In short order those who are
criminally insane, or even criminally inclined would either die or change their ways. Society is saved.
The two problems with this. 1. Everybody would have to become responsible for their actions or lack of actions. Since it seems the primary aim of
society these days, or at least as it is taught to kids, is NOT TO HAVE RESPONSIBILITY for anything. That will be a hard nut for society to crack as
they have spent so much time and energy trying to remove that responsibility from us. Point 2. You will have to KILL. I realize this is a hard concept
for people raised to let someone else do their killing for them. I can hear it now "OMG he wants us to kill poor little criminals, to shoot them down
in the streets!" Yep! That is the only CIVILIZED thing to do.
Shocking is it not?
I realize that to most of you, who have not had to fight for their lives, is a difficult concept. Get over it. Do your own killing from now on. Do not
hire mercenarys in blue to do it for you. You are aware that when police were started their primary job was not to protect the citizenry, don't you?
It was their job to go after the one's that ran before the citizens could kill them. It was up to the citizen's to protect themselves.
Ok flame away or you could actually bother to think about the problem rather then spouting platitudes. Their is a real problem with this society and
it goes way back to almost the beginning. If you want to solve the problems we have you have to look at the BASIC concepts, not precedent like they do
in law to get people off from crimes, but the beginning BASIC laws and concepts. A lot of people like to pat themselves on the back and say they have
evolved because they do not kill people themselves, they have the police, the mercenarys, to do it for them. I disagree with that we have evolved
concept. I think society has devolved instead.