posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 12:24 PM
There are a lot of threads relating to gun control and this tragic event, so this one is as good as any to put my thought, I guess.
What does it matter? We could construct hypotheticals til the cows come home, but the historical context we find ourselves in is that guns exist and
their rudimentary precursors were developed some 6 or 700 years ago. Can't go back...
I'm sure a Mongol warrior with a bow and arrow or sword could have slaughtered that many people if Newtown were in such a context, right?
And, somewhere on the Russian steppe or in Poland you could probably walk across the mass grave of little children who lived back then and were killed
Prohibition does nothing but cause more trouble, more crime, more violence. Look at alcohol prohibition. Look at the war on drugs. Guns are regulated
as is and even the government herself has trouble following the laws and not engaging in black market activities.
Make guns illegal and you'll have the CIA buying Afghani heroine to sell in Mexico to buy guns from Cartel bosses to resell to gangs in East LA,
Chicago, detroit, NYC and Miami in no time. Only in that scenario, we'll be seeing more automatics, more heavy firepower, more brazen behavior and
lack of respect for life and compassion for victims.
The problem is the system, the money, the profits-above-all-else mentality that is not only held by our corporations (where burning Bangladeshi
sweatshopworkers are less important than getting Walmart brand hipster jeans for 18 bucks). Guns are incidental and not the crux of the issue. The
government, through nepotism (well, really corporatism, because the relationship of the secretary or czar that gets in is not by blood, but by brand)
and lobbying is just as profit driven as corporations, no matter the name or what they sell.