Each time there is a shooting people begin screaming to outlaw guns or the carry permits for citizens that legally carry concealed weapons. This is a ridiculous reaction that has virtually nothing to do with the actual act the criminals have done. It is similar to calling for a ban on drainage ditches because of a flash flood. It simply does not address the problem but rather attacks what is more of a solution.
A number of shootings occur in states that do not even allow conceal carry permits. For example, a number of shootings have occurred all over California, a state that does not allows a very limited number of carry permits, generally for law enforcement only. Washington DC does not allow gun permits and it has the highest murder rate in the country.
Furthermore, it is NOT people with gun permits committing the crimes. So banning gun permits is not going to reduce any crime. There has been a long standing slogan, “outlaw guns and only outlaws will have guns.” It is a frightening concept.
Recently, there was a robbery committed by a person who used a can of bug spray as a weapon. Would the solution be to ban all bug spray? People use knives. So then all knives should be banned. People have used screwdrivers, ice picks, garden tools, their hand hidden in their pocket. We can not ban every tool a person uses to commit a crime.
People need to stop taking such ignorant attitudes toward the crimes being committed. It is not the implement. It is the criminal. It is not their bad teacher or the candy bar they ate. It is them. It is their actions. People need to be held accountable.
The unfortunate reality is that the police are unable to protect the people in almost every city across the U.S. today. Budget cuts are reducing the number of police per number of population all across the country. Our streets are being overrun by criminals and they know it. Police are simply responding after the fact. They are not able to prevent crime. Fire departments are being reduced as drastically also. We are no longer in a comfortable state where we can dial the phone and expect a rescue for any urgent situation. They may not come when we call. They often do not respond because there are simply too many calls and not enough resources.
Disarming law abiding citizens at this time would be suicidal.
An armed gunman standing in front of a room full of unarmed people shooting at them is a coward. If ONE person were shooting back he would have to AT LEAST take some sort of cover. This would affect his aim; which would affect the number of casualties he is able to take. That type of coward, likely would run for cover and may stop shooting entirely.
If there was just ONE armed person shooting back; even inaccurately, it would affect the number of casualties a cowardly gunman was able to hit.
People need to stop naively thinking they can sit back and say BAN GUNS AND LET SOMEONE TAKE CARE OF ME! They can’t do it. The police are outmanned and outgunned. It’s time to step up and take some responsibility for your own protection and stop being such a coward yourself. Stop blaming. Fight back! It is our right to protect ourselves and its high time we all start doing it instead of expecting someone else to do it for us. If you don’t want to be gunned down while you eat your pancakes or watch a movie; then be prepared to do something about it when some malcontent opens fire. If you don’t want to be a victim then be ready to fight for your life. Sadly, the police are only going to be able to come in and clean up the aftermath. We have a battle on our home turf and we need to take back our streets.
If our forefathers all sat back and expected someone else to take care of them we would still be governed by England. This country stands for standing up. So stand up and bear arms and take back control.