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We have just witnessed the terrible, and sad, shooting of little children, and adults, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, US, by 20-year-old Adam Lanza; who had serious mental health issues.
As a result, the calls for increased gun control have become much more urgent and intense. Some are hysterical.
In my view, these are ‘knee-jerk’ and misguided reactions.
Here are just some reasons why:
- Criminals and the mentally ill will always be able to obtain guns, even in societies with draconian gun control laws. We have such gun control here in Australia and yet illegal guns, and their usage, are common. Simply: gun control will not stop the likes of Adam Lanza obtaining the means to kill lots of people. Get over it. It’s the truth.
- Some people make claims that evidence shows that in a sudden crisis, members of the public (civilians) with guns either fail to respond, or do so, but shoot at the incorrect target. Even if this is true, it does not mean that civilians should not have guns for defence of themselves or others, including people in their care. If true, and in any case, civilians with guns should have appropriate training in combat shooting; thus enabling response, accurate response and take down of offenders. Simply making an excuse along the lines of this claim is irresponsible. Why? Because someday, tighter gun control laws or not, someone could be coming to shoot you and people in your care. People should prepare properly and ensure they are adequately trained and equipped to deal with people like Adam Lanza. Educational establishments in the US have been regular targets of crazed gunmen. I presume that some people might now wish that key staff at Sandy Hook Elementary not only had firearms, but were suitably trained to use them and to ensure the safety of the children. How many of those dead children might still be alive? Why wasn’t the school properly prepared? The risks are, and were, clear.
- Significant numbers of the public have already had training in military combat shooting. I have for example, however if I had been at an Australian school when a gunman burst in, I would have had nothing with which to engage him and return fire because of our draconian gun control laws. More people, including myself, would probably have died as a result. Gun control laws can increase the death rates of innocents. This is the fault of society, draconian gun control laws and the people who vote for them.
- Ask yourself, and don’t forget to be honest; if you think that people who were shot by a madman would NOT like a second chance at life, but this time holding a 9mm automatic pistol? Perhaps that might be a pistol denied to them by a smarmy politician who has the ‘do-gooder’ delusion.
- Gun control, to be ‘effective’, has to stop every gun getting to every nutter, or criminal. It’s never going to happen.
- Advocating increased gun control laws can mask and aid in obscuring the real failures in our society.
- Myself, and others, have come across a common view among law enforcement officers that they like the ‘good guys’ to have guns.
- In the event of an invasion by an enemy power, an armed citizenry/militia can do much to help the armed forces in defence.
- I had a girlfriend who, young and alone in a farmhouse with her baby, used an Uzi sub-machine gun on automatic to defend herself and child against a group of armed terrorists. She was Rhodesian (older than I) and a lovely warm-hearted lady. I dread to think what might have happened to her and baby had she not had her trusty Uzi. I met the ‘baby’ fully grown and pondered the issue that she had life thanks to an Uzi sub-machine gun.
- Switzerland has very high gun ownership, yet we do not hear of the kinds of problems experienced in the US. High Swiss gun ownership is not the reason for lower crime. Simply speaking; the facts are that the problem is not gun ownership.It lies elsewhere. Got it?
But perhaps you might need to ask yourself another question: Am I thick or what?
Join the real world and accept the truth, no matter how painful or ‘unpleasant’ it is.
If confronted with a criminal or madman with a gun, and you don’t have a gun, or do but don’t know how to/have the presence of mind to use it, you and people you care for are likely to die because a gun usually beats hands, knives or similar. Excessive gun control, and abhorrence for firearms, costs lives.
Personally, I am upset about the death of the people at Sandy Hook. Upset at the tragic loss and lives wasted, upset at the parental and community trauma, upset at the fact that such a loser could do so much damage and have a ‘win’ in his twisted vile way. Upset that nobody was properly equipped to kill that bastard Adam Lanza before he got to those little children. Yes, I am upset. And tired of the stinking thinking which exacerbates these situations.
The bad guys will always get guns. One day they could be coming for you or those you love/care for. Remember that when you vote. Hopefully you won’t be the guy that brings a knife, or bare hands, to a gunfight.
To stop school shootings, we should let criminals have all the guns, argue gun control advocates | Natural News – The Health Ranger
NRA’s response to Sandy Hook massacre : ‘The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun’ – ‘I call on Congress today to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation’.
We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.