posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 08:09 AM
Although I can, relativeliy, appreciate the OP's opinion and thoughts, I can certainly not agree with such ways.
The very reason why such shootings happen is because there are just too many people with this very right sense of justice and reason, believing that
they are undoubtedly beyond reproach and never able to commit a crime.
However, no one knows for sure what can happen. When in the streets everybody is a possible firearm carrier, even with good intents (but I personally
cannot see any "good" intent in carrying a gun), then that means that for whatever good or bad reason, should an event trigger one of those
gunmen's brain into "oww I gotta use my gun now for good reasons", then that means the entire street could rapidly turn into a carnage.
OK, that's not exactly what happened there. But face it, whether you like it or not: if people were not allowed to own and carry guns, then the
simple fact would be that most people wouldn't have those guns at home, ready to be used for any nefarious action from a mentally unstable person.
Anyone can become mentally unstable for various reasons. And this is what happened.
Now to all those (there will be many) defending the right to defend yourself, the right to this or the right to that, I answer that by making the law,
or ensuring it, or making justice by yourself, you basically deny the right to all others, including the potential criminal, to be fairly treated and
What if you shoot a burglar in your garden at night and later find out that the man was stealing just food to feed his children? Yes he was robbing
you, but is that fair to have him shot down?
What if you suddenly feel the need to threaten or maybe attack that guy who's suspiciously hanging around in the gardens or in the street around your
block, and then you find out you disrupted an undercover police operation of great importance? Is that fair?
Why do people feel the need to be the law, the judge and the justice themselves? Is that any form of trust in your police, justice and
I could, just barely, understand it if in very remote places, people would have one firearm at home just in case. And actually, that's essentially
the purpose of the law, back then, in its right own historical, political, social, and geographical context. That context has changed.
You want to know? It may be difficult to read this, for some of you. But there is no one else than the US law to blame for those shootings. No one.
Because essentially, it's not thugs, crackpots, burglars, drug dealers, criminals, car thieves, rapists, child abusers, or any sort of people
that you find in jail, or prefer to find in jail, who do those shootings.
No. It's people just like you or me, not criminals. They are just normal people, who get into some sort of mental trouble. And because
they're allowed to own and carry a gun, they end up in some out-of-reality carnage followed by a suicide (in most cases).
If they had not been allowed to have firearms such easily in the first place, then it would not have happened.