Monday, December 17, 2012
Gun Control-NEEDED NOW
Firstly, I would like to dedicate this to the victims of the horrible crime committed in Sandy Hook Connecticut earlier last week. Following that unfortunate incident, people are complaining about the lack of control in gun possession abilities. So lets look at the facts.
Well, originally, the right to bear arms will part of the Bill of Rights, introduced not long after the Constitution. The idea was that since America had no official comparable army when placed in a situation where there were still massive empires. So, like what occurred during the American Revolution, they would need the citizens to take up arms if attacked. Currently, the American Government spends about half of its annual revenue on the military. Well, my take is obvious, seriously limit the availability of guns. According to laws, purchasing a gun is less dangerous than drinking, less dangerous than medical marijuana. In most states by the age of 18 you are able to buy guns, but not alcohol or medical marijuana. Maybe even if total banning is too intense, just limiting it to people without mentally infringed people in close relation with them. Some of the biggest arguments against gun control is that people kill people, guns don't kill people. Well in a similar situation to Sandy Hook in China, a man armed with only a knife attacked 22 children in an elementary school. All of them survived. As opposed to in Connecticut where none of the victims survived. That, speaks for itself. Even if that isn't included, the fact that he had an assault rifle is insane. An assault rifle is not needed to hunt, for personal defense, or for anything for that matter.
So, the final and most prudent reason for why guns should be regulated is because they are archaic. They are used to hunt from a legal perspective, and that in itself has become unnecessary with the invention of the supermarket. Hence, guns are no longer a necessary part of society, and as we have recently seen, they are only a danger.