posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 08:25 AM
I don't own a gun .. I have zero desire to own a gun..
The idea of "gun control" should be properly handled.. yes we need to not make it easy to acquire a gun, I think background checks are important for
those who take the legal route to obtaining them, and I also think it's probably wise to institute a psychological exam..
The key point in what I just said is "the legal route" .. and this is why gun control isn't going to fix anything.. Those people who are truly adamant
about getting a gun to commit crimes will get them one way or another.. There's a thing called the black market.
Beyond that ... anyone who's suffering from mental illness or having a psychological break down and is intent on killing another person will find a
way to do it .. There are all sorts of weapons in this world, even things that aren't normally weapons can become one if someone is inclined to use it
I fully support the idea of concealed carry because it tends to cut down on certain types of criminal activity.. I know if I were looking to mug
someone, I would be hesitant in a state where concealed carry was allowed.. You never know who's packing a gun.. that's the whole point ..
What needs to happen is that everyone needs to take a step back and think about what the real problem here is.. it's mental illness, depression...
neglected youth.. the signs seem to always be there in these horrific cases, even in columbine .. but they are often ignored ... We need to do a
better job of taking care of our own.
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