reply to post by Indigo5
I agree somewhat with your post, but the logic is semi-flawed.
You are right in the fact that control, and ban are different actions. Good catch in the title.
Your plan would be to control guns, and deny guns to certain people who have been "diagnosed" as crazy. Hmm.
Would that not anger the person who is denied guns? Seems to me that that person would be enraged at that fact, and go a different route to obtain a
gun, and then get back at society with that gun, because he is labelled mentally unfit to own a gun, even if for self defense or to simply shoot a gun
and learn how they work. (You know, some people ACTUALLY think learning things helps, crazy, I know) It's all about how you use what you learn.
The problem hear starts with our society and how we like to label people and neatly stack them into piles where everyone is the same and never
People aren't books. People aren't objects. Stop the labeling bull****. That does nothing but create undesired emotions and causes people to act
irrationally. Yeah sure, there are crazy people with crazy thought patterns, some even unfit to join the world we have fabricated (daily jobs for
paper with ink on it, etc.), but that doesn't give ANYONE the right to start lumping people into a group. Once you start labeling people, you might
get stuck in that thought process because it's easy to tell ourselves why something happened, based on the fact that you think that person belongs in
this group, or that group.
People aren't the same. Our thought patterns are brought on by electrochemical signals from the chemical makeup of our bodies. How one would think
people fit into a certain group because they did this and that, and they took this test that showed this and that.. it goes on forever. It's like a
loop 80 light years wide, traveling at 80mph.
Maybe that "insane guy" has a real need for a gun. Maybe he got robbed and wants to prevent that. Or he wants to experience hunting. THe key here is
to give proper gun training, and make shooting anyone else a crime that doesn't end in the death penalty, but instead make them do hard ass work
16-18 hours a day for the rest of his life, it doesn't matter where, as long as that person ends up in jail after the work period.
Gun control could be a beautiful thing. Maybe one day we can achieve a world everyone wants to be a part of, and contribute to other's lives in a
beneficial way. I'll be doing that till it all comes together, and will continue that way of living and thinking after that.
Good day to all.