Gun Control or Gun Possession Control - Page 3
People will always kill; there’s no reason to make it easier for them – which is why very, very strict gun possession control laws and statutes need to be implemented. I’m not a lawmaker, and I don’t know what form such things could take, but it seems to be the route that we must tread.
Failing to account for racial tensions, misidentification, and a plethora of other emotional responses is exactly the kind of thinking that leads someone to offer the untenable argument, that more people with guns in a movie theater would neutralize the threat. All you have to do is to consider the recent New York incident of a gun-toting madman confronted by highly-trained cops, who nonetheless ended up shooting and injuring eleven people while trying to get the one guy. Gun control is too hard – if not impossible, in this particular country – but more stringent gun possession control, for those who already have or want one, is a necessity.
Besides, before legislation is passed delimiting the sale of guns of whatever type, some of the possible repercussions must be assessed. Is it possible that a lucrative black market would spring up for the sale of assault weapons? Criminals would definitely frequent such sites, whereas the average citizen would not.
After all, virtually no crimes; much less murders, are committed by legal owners of guns – of any kind. As difficult as it will be, citizens who want to have such weapons must put in place measures to make them as secure as law enforcement makes their own. Given that so many countries with outright gun bans have such high rates of personal crimes like stabbings, muggings, etc, it’s tempting to think that gun ownership by law has a deterrent effect.
Personally, I’d like to see assault weapons banned, or have extremely stringent requirements (above normal guns) to own one, even though legislature to that effect seems unlikely. Simply put, they are made to take out as many humans as possible on a battlefield.Continued on the next page