As an Englishman, somewhat looking in as objectively as possible, I think the topic of gun control really is so complex, I'm unsure how anyone can say
yes or no without saying yes but... or no but...
You see, guns are not the issue here, primarily the issue is with attitudes to violence. We and I include the West in general rather than just
pointing out America, seem so at ease with violence, we are so exposed to it, be it on TV, newspapers, music, internet, video games etc that we don't
even flinch. At the same time, life has become not life, but just someone or something that is there. We don't see life as life, there are people out
there who would set out in the morning to destroy life and not think twice about it and the issue is, we would read it and not flinch twice about it.
We will seem shocked, but for seconds, before moving on to the sports section or celeb gossip.
Now on top of this, we exist in a society that celebrates and encourages a consumer, materialist lifestyle. A society that celebrates talentless pop
"artists", spoilt overpaid sports stars and reality TV shows that represent all of the above. Why aren’t we encouraging our youth and ourselves to
pursue discovery, knowledge and creation? Why aren't we celebrating those Scientists, doctors, engineers and those who strive for a better world for
us all? Why don't we celebrate the every day heroes, hospital workers, firemen, police officers, volunteers, working mothers and fathers? When did
progression and decency become so unpopular? How did we allow ourselves to be consumed by products that we don't even need in a lifestyle that does
nothing but enslaves?
Now add to this, cut backs in public services, cut backs in policing, cut backs in health services, cut backs in general every day jobs. Cut backs in
working hours (at least paid), cut backs in pay rises, oh but wait, is cost of living cutting back? No, its through the roof, so that companies can
profit and share holders can mount up their millions. So let me get this straight, the people at the top sold this lifestyle to the West for 40 odd
years and now its like, well you live within your means, just like that? Some of us will adapt, most will get angry, most will still want the
So there are a lot more angry people out there, people still wanting to live the dream and they will, no matter what it takes, but the dream is not
just in rapid decline, just existing with a roof over head and food on the plate is slowly in decline. So the government say, lets take away the guns?
Are they going to put police officers at every door step? Are the criminals going to hand in their assault rifles and automatics? So you've sold the
people a dream, you're now taking that dream and taking away the protection that the public has to defend themselves from people who will want to use
violence in order to live that dream, with no extra protection and yet the population is supposed to be okay with this?
In China, the public cant just buy guns, but kids are being attacked left, right and centre from knife wielding maniacs. In Switzerland, guns are
everywhere, yet no instances of people going nuts and shooting up the place. In Britain, they banned guns, then everyone had a knife, they increased
sentences with knifes, then gangs started getting dogs and training them to attack, now they're clamping down on that, gangs will move on to something
else. There are guns all over Britain, violent crime getting more violent, foreign gangs who kill and bury their victims where their victims fall,
what's banning guns done for crime? Nothing, its just made police “services” like the Met change how they manipulate the crime stats. All is rosy,
It's attitudes that need to change, life needs to be valued, we need to go back to what makes us Human. It's the people that need to unite and only
then, in the face of unbreakable unity, will a government act on behalf of its people. The issue of gun control is so deep, it uncovers the very
failings of society, pretty much to its very root. It exposes the flaws in government policies of not just this government in not just America, but
every government across the planet. Do as we say, not as we kill. It can’t go on, it can for them, it can’t for us.
To me gun control is not yes and no, its never yes and no, they want you to believe its yes and no because its no different from friend and foe,
that's how TPTB want it, that's how they've always wanted it, its clean cut, you're with us or against us. It's once again dividing a nation in order
to mask over the issues and problems that they themselves have helped to create. I hope that everyone can look at gun control as an opportunity to
look at oneself, if we can all look at ourselves and open our minds to what life is and what it means to live, that in itself could unify a road, a
block, a town, a city, a nation. We don’t just owe it to those who have died needlessly at the hands of gunmen, but we owe it to those who will die
needlessly at the hands of gunmen.
edit on 27-12-2012 by SecretFace because: (no reason given)