Another gun control post...
The problem we have is not guns. A gun itself is simply a tool. It has no feeling, emotion, prejudice, or opinion. However, the people that use them
People think that taking away certain guns, or making them harder to obtain, is the answer, And it is not.
The fact of the matter is, is if someone is motivated enough to murder someone, their going to do it somehow. Maybe be with a gun, a bat, a knife,
maybe even poison.
The REAL problem is mental and pychological health. People who commit these murders are almost always victims of severe abuse, rape, attempted murder,
People try to come up with the easy fix, which is to try and make the weapons they used disappear. Just to give the illusion less murders will arise.
People don't want to try and figure out what has them so disturbed, and what motivated them to commit such violent acts. This approach would take to
much time and money, and it seems people don't care much for that.
Now, on a logical, evolutionary point of view, we humans have relied on tools since our creation basically. Humans aren't really equiped with
If I put you in an arena with a lion (barehanded), and told you only you or the lion would survive, I guarantee the lion would be the last one
standing a vast majority of the time. It is not impossible for the human to win, but logicaly speaking, the lion is much, much more capable. The
reason for this, is the lion is much stronger, it weighs more, and it is equipped with deadly claws and fangs. Which us humans do not possess. The
reason we were able to compete with such predators, and stay alive is the use of tools. And of course a gun is a tool, usually used for defensive
purposes. And as I previousl said, humans have relied on tools, and without them we are pretty helpless. So me telling someone they do not have the
right to own a gun, then I am basically telling them they have no right to defend themsleves.
Now, on the subject of gang violence.
I do not think restricting guns will decrease guns crimes among gangs. If you restrict guns, your not only taking them away from the gang members,
your also taking them away from the people who own guns to protect themselves from the same gang members.
Let's take a look at something we restricted in the past; Alcohol. The prohibition of alcohol gave rise to numerous gangs. And it also promoted a
disregard for the police. The reason gangs started popping up like wild fire after this, is because a big majority of americans did not agree with
prohibition. And these gang members saw an opportunity to sell alcohol illegally. Whenever there is a demand, people WILL capitalize on the
opportunity. So they begin to form organised crime groups. Alcohol and guns are much different, however it all boils down to supply and demand.
Now, if ALL guns in the U.S. were to disappear, I guarantee crime rates will go way up. Because the criminals would know that the citizens would not
be armed. Think of it like this. Would you rather rob a household with no guns inside, or one with multiple firearms inside? I don't know about you,
but I rather rob the people who don't own any firearms, I want to insure my success in the robbery, and my own survival also after all.
If people can smuggle drugs into the country, or any other items, then you bet people will smuggle in guns into the country and sell them illegally.
Hell, they already have been doing that for years. And of course only criminals will buy illegal goods. When their armed and the civilians around them
aren't they'll have much more incentive to go out and commit crimes. Look at Chicago for example. Some of the strictest gun policies in the country,
yet crime rate is out of control. And I think it's quite ironic that Obama is from illinois.
But I digress. Yes, I believe to gun control is ridiculous, it's simply people fishing for an easy fix to a deep rooted problem.
edit on 11-4-2013 by Lingweenie because: Typo's