posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 08:23 AM
But in the question of making arms legal, isn't the risks associated more about kids killing and getting killed, with guns they find in the home?
Sure, a delusional paranoid that wants to carefully snipe out 30 people one day is going to plan it out and get the guns to do it, no matter what the
laws in the country.
But there is the 7 year old that brings a gun he found at home to school and shoots a classmate, or the 3 year old that accidently shoots her brother,
the teen in the midst of a crisis who finds an assault weapon as he's packing his bags to run away from home... and gets a more dramatic idea in head
Or that bi polar or ADD teen who grabs one in the home spontaneously when they got their X box taken away, and shoots mom.
I would think these are more the risk with weapons in the home? It seems like we hear of more of those in the US than other countries, but I am
not sure about that (never really looked into the stats.).
What I think is essential, at moments like this, is that the governing powers and the people make some sort of comprehensive statement, which express
the collective morals about using firearms.
That is what is important to the next generation of americans and the evolution of the country- and they are watching and listening! If you are crying
on the rooftops that guns are good, guns are necessary, and shooting people (who you judge deserve it) is right- well that is what they will hear as
what is acceptable in this country.
(Just hope their judgement of who deserves it is always the same as yours- cross your fingers!)
Even if people retain the right ot bear arms, I think it might be important for the adults to be speaking up loudly and saying "It is NOT okay to be
using them to shoot people!"
What about deciding on just tighter controls? Not only to buy arms, but in keeping them, using them....
Where I am we have to renaw licenses for our guns every year, and are obligated to keep them locked in a metal cabint that meets specific standards.
It is checked each year. We are also obligated to be a member of a gun club, and for some guns, there is a minimum of hours shooting you have to rack
up each year with that gun, to make sure you know how to use it properly, and that it is kept in good condition. There's a bunch more. It sounds
strict, but it seems to make sense- I mean every right and power you have also comes with just as much responsibility...