Thursday, January 31, 2013

What Stops A Bad Guy With A Gun?

I would like to propose a scenario for you.

For the sake of argument, let’s just say the gun control people get every item on their gun grabbing wish list. We then have a ban on 151 different weapons deemed as “assault” weapons or in some way “militaristic.” Larger magazines are a thing of the past and every firearm has a clip that can only house 7 bullets. Every weapon is registered and no citizen own one without going through a strenuous background check. Gun shows are no more and private citizens will have to go through a 3rd party dealer to sell their own property if it happens to be deemed a weapon by our federal officials. Let’s say all of the other laws that gun control advocates would want to pass, trampling on the 2nd Amendment as they go, are signed into law.

My question is simple. Will you then be able to guarantee tragedies like the ones in Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora and the other horrendous tragedies would never happen?

If you are answering honestly and with consideration of all the facts, the answer is no. You would never be able to make the claim that a child would never again be killed or that a mass shooting would never occur. The fact is that you can never fully stop evil from being evil. No laws can protect you from the obsessions of a person who is set on doing the unthinkable to you or I.

In Sandy Hook, the shooter Adam Lanza, broke 50 laws before arriving at the school and murdering those children and administrators. To take it one step further, murder is already a crime that has yet to stop these massacres from happening. Enacting more laws will not persuade the reprehensible form happening as it is only the law abiding citizens that will follow the laws. In essence we are just stripping the rights of the well meaning citizens to try to control the actions of the uncontrollable. If there was a law that would eliminate evil people form taking the life of another, the laws and strict penalties against murder should suffice.

According to the FBI, you are much more likely to be killed by hammer than the rifles that are proposed in the ban and nearly 59.8% of all shootings in America are actually suicides. Even if we just look at mass shootings, we can see that when there are individuals allowed to carry firearms the number of deaths goes down. The average number of people killed in mass shootings when stopped by police is 14.29. While the average number of people killed in a mass shooting when stopped by a civilian is 2.33.

Full article: http://www.theglobal … uy-with-a-gun-35571/

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