[EDIT: Didn't mean to write so much but please bear with me. I hope the following provides new perspective for discussion]
Theres a whole lot of WHAT IFS going around on this thread.
I think the thing most people fail to remember is that we don't live in a perfect world, nor do we live in a "safe" one. There are alot of idealistic
responses going around.
However, we are surely and steadily losing a sense of personal accountability /responsibility. One that i think most gun owners have or are taught to
gain, as it is not a toy, but indeed a weapon of death. I am not elevating gun owners to a pedestal here, but just as someone studies martial arts to
reach black belt, or trains with a sword in ancient times, you learn to respect the power you wield and have personal accountability and
responsibility as a result of personal experience, instructors and peers.
9/11 to me, is an example of this loss. A couple men on a plane with no guns, only razor blades were able to subdue the entire passenger and crew
population aboard with no resistance? Were they waiting for God?, a sky marshall to save them? Why did no one fight back (as far as we know, and
evidence would suggest, don't want to detract from the issue just making a point)
I don't see why this is controversial. No one is forcing teachers to carry guns, but they are allowing and encouraging them too. In most states CCW
doesn't allow weapons on school grounds. They are asking for permission to bring that protection for themselves and their students i.e., personal
Ms. Rose may not want a snub 38 under her cardigan but she may feel alot better knowing mr richardson in the class next door who hunts often and
occupies the range every other weekend probably has one on him.
No, there SHOULDN'T be a need for weapons in the classroom, however, it appears in reality.... there is.
As a society on the whole we need to bring back personal accountability for ourselves and others and stop relying exclusively on "highly trained" DEA
agents and policeman who are 25 minutes out once somebody manages a phone call.
YOU CANNOT LEGISLATE MORALITY.
YOU CANNOT MAKE SOMETHING SIMPLY GO AWAY BY MAKING IT ILLEGAL.
As far as banning of guns in the US, its in the constitution, its what OUR country was founded on and irregardless of any argument PRO gun OR con, and
once you make it ok to begin dismantling our constitution, the foot is in the door. Where does it end?
The human condition hasn't evolved into utopian universal love and acceptance. If it had, not only would there be no need for firearms, there would be
no need to change the constitution either, they would simply fade from existence as no one had a desire to touch one.
THE CONSTITUTION DOESN'T NEED TO BE CHANGED, PEOPLE DO.
EDIT: SORRY Didn't Realize How Long I Made This Post. Sorry, However I Hope Its Added A New Perspective To This Passionate Discussion
28-12-2012 by Nanu13 because: Umm length? haha
edit on 28-12-2012 by Nanu13 because: (no reason given)