Gun Control…NOT the Solution!

I know this will piss people off and I don’t care!

I have seen SO many posts about “Ban guns! They kill people!” “The NRA is the problem!”

You know what…forks make people fucking fat! Are you going to ban those?!

Knives kill people! Are you going to ban those?!

Bombs kill people! Are you going to ban those?!

Airplanes kill people! Are you going to ban those?!

Cars kill people! Are you going to ban those?!

Motorcycles kill people! Are you going to ban those?!

Stupidity kills people! Do you plan to ban that?!

Did you know there was another school incident yesterday? Where innocent school children where seriously injured? No? Well look it up, China has had an out break of stabbings in schools and it happened again yesterday…there were no guns involved. Not a single gun was involved and innocent children were hurt! You going to say knives need to be banned?!

You take away the guns from the law abiding citizens it just makes them sitting ducks for the criminals who will ALWAYS find a way to have guns. Guns are like drugs, here to stay, weather they are legal or not, and there is no removing them. You tell citizens they have to turn their guns in, no more guns, you think the criminals are going to do the same??? If you said yes…well I’m sorry, but you’re too fucking stupid to be here so please stop reading now! Criminals will ALWAYS have guns! Just like there will ALWAYS be drugs!! Making something illegal does not make it go away!

So your solution is to take away the guns? Fine, now what, they find bombs? Fly airplanes into buildings? People that want to kill and harm will always find a way to do so! Take away my right to protect myself and those around me…yes that will stop the crime! Chicago has one the highest gun crime rates in the country and it is ILLEGAL to carry a gun on you, whether open carry or conceal and carry…it is ILLEGAL! And it has NOT stopped gun crimes because the criminals know that people are not allowed to protect themselves…this makes them an easy target. So you want to do what Chicago has done? Ban conceal and carry across the country…that is a great idea…let’s watch the crime rates jump even high! For a while Chicago had a law that made handguns illegal, guess what…they held the record for the most handgun crimes at the time. Handguns were illegal to own, illegal to possess, but yet they had the highest rate of crime involving them…so let’s ban guns, lets make them illegal, that will solve all the problems…you’re a fucking idiot!

I am very comfortable going into a city, or just being around my town, because I have done the proper paperwork, I have taken the class, and I have to license to protect myself and those around me. I am not scared, because I know I can defend myself. I can protect myself because I have the right to carry my weapon! I have the ability to not be another statistic. I refuse to be an easy target, I refuse to be that “sitting duck”. Take away my gun and you make me an easy statistic, you make me an easy target because criminals will ALWAYS have guns! Just like they always have these drugs that are “illegal” too.

The problem isn’t gun control, we don’t need more of that. We need more information, more prevention, more education. Just because one person made a mistake does NOT mean every single LEGAL gun owner out there will do the same.

And for the record…the deadliest school murder in the US was not from guns…it was from a bomb. Look it up. Columbine was not the deadliest school murder…

6 responses to “Gun Control…NOT the Solution!

  1. I responded to most of your points when you reposted much of this on my blog.

    But I don’t think you read mine or any of the other comments. So here goes:

    You have raised a lot of points. I will take a stab at them.

    Yes, people murder. They do bad things. However, as a society we try to control those things. As a result of planes flying into buildings we have increased our surveillance of our skies; as a result of the Oklahoma City bombing purchase of bomb making materials is monitored. As a result of a bridge falling down, we inspect our bridges. We take action to prevent the next tragedy.

    With guns? We do the opposite. We double down. People are today buying more and more guns to prevent something that they fucking won’t see coming.

    And you think you’re safer packing a guy? Research disagrees. I have cut and pasted an abstract from an epidemiological study of guns in the home. It is over 10 years old, and I think that the problem has only gotten worse. You can see that at the end of my response.

    I take my personal safety pretty seriously. So I don’t do stupid things. I don’t walk in unsafe places, i watch people around me. As a society, we have laws and police to help keep us safe. But now our society denigrates the folks who are there to help us; the police and firefighters are having to fight for living wages. They are there to protect you and me, so that we don’t have to carry guns.

    You as a gun owner are more likely to die by gunfire than I am simply by the fact that you own a gun. Murder, suicide and accidental death are 4 times as likely to find you than me. And if you have children, or if children visit, then I hope you are smarter than the guys whose 6 year old was shot and killed last week when the guy hadn’t properly cleaned the barrel of his gun, it fell and fatally shot his son.

    The mother of the shooter had the guns for her protection. How did that work out?

    That fact not withstanding, nobody needs a gun that fires multiple rounds. Nobody. The only purpose of them is to kill. And I’m not talking about Bambi.

    *********

    Here is the Abstract
    Injuries and deaths due to firearms in the home.
    Kellermann AL, Somes G, Rivara FP, Lee RK, Banton JG.
    Source

    Center for Injury Control, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
    Abstract
    OBJECTIVE:

    Determine the relative frequency with which guns in the home are used to injure or kill in self-defense, compared with the number of times these weapons are involved in an unintentional injury, suicide attempt, or criminal assault or homicide.
    METHODS:

    We reviewed the police, medical examiner, emergency medical service, emergency department, and hospital records of all fatal and nonfatal shootings in three U.S. cities: Memphis, Tennessee; Seattle, Washington; and Galveston, Texas.
    RESULTS:

    During the study interval (12 months in Memphis, 18 months in Seattle, and Galveston) 626 shootings occurred in or around a residence. This total included 54 unintentional shootings, 118 attempted or completed suicides, and 438 assaults/homicides. Thirteen shootings were legally justifiable or an act of self-defense, including three that involved law enforcement officers acting in the line of duty. For every time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides.
    CONCLUSIONS:

    Guns kept in homes are more likely to be involved in a fatal or nonfatal accidental shooting, criminal assault, or suicide attempt than to be used to injure or kill in self-defense.

    • And my response follows….

      You said, “People are today buying more and more guns to prevent something that they fucking won’t see coming.”
      –Well, yes, people are buying more guns than ever, but it’s not just from this, it’s just in general because the world is one messed up place. It’s not to “prevent something they won’t see coming”, it’s to protect themselves when it does come.

      As for this response, “I take my personal safety pretty seriously. So I don’t do stupid things. I don’t walk in unsafe places, i watch people around me.”
      –I’m sorry, but that is the most uneducated answer I have seen thus far…you “don’t walk into unsafe places”?!?! So that movie theater was unsafe? That school was unsafe? That church shot up in Illinois was unsafe? The grocery store massacre makes grocery stores unsafe…where exactly do you walk into??

      And this one, “As a society, we have laws and police to help keep us safe.”
      –Also uneducated…law stop people?! Yea…criminals just love following laws…ha

      This one, “But now our society denigrates the folks who are there to help us; the police and firefighters are having to fight for living wages. They are there to protect you and me, so that we don’t have to carry guns.”
      –For the record…I AM THESE PEOPLE! I am here to protect your life and safety! I am one of THOSE PEOPLE that fight for living wages, making very little money, to protect you, to keep you safe. I am one of those people that enter scenes like these to try to save a life, not stopping to think about my own.

      This one, “You as a gun owner are more likely to die by gunfire than I am simply by the fact that you own a gun. Murder, suicide and accidental death are 4 times as likely to find you than me. And if you have children, or if children visit, then I hope you are smarter than the guys whose 6 year old was shot and killed last week when the guy hadn’t properly cleaned the barrel of his gun, it fell and fatally shot his son.”
      –I just don’t even know how to respond to this one. I am a safe gun owner, when people are over my guns are put away, when I’m not here my guns stay locked up if not with me. We educate in our family the harm guns can bring, the care they need, and how to treat them. People are afraid of guns and those are the people that weren’t raised around them, knowing how they work, and knowing what they can do. I’ve been shooting since I was 6, that is when I shot my first 9mm, and you don’t see me acting stupid with them, you don’t see me shooting people. I trained my cousins on my guns, they know how to treat them, and they know how to use them if they need them. It’s about education and responsibility.

      I knew this one would come, “The mother of the shooter had the guns for her protection. How did that work out?”
      –You can’t protect yourself from everything, you can’t keep the car accident from happening, you can’t keep accidents from happening. He was determined, one way or another he would have done this. Rather killing her with her own guns, or finding his own else where, he would have done this.

      I hear this all the time, “That fact not withstanding, nobody needs a gun that fires multiple rounds. Nobody. The only purpose of them is to kill. And I’m not talking about Bambi.”
      –Yes, there is a reason for guns that fire multiple rounds. I hunt, in woods with bears. Brown bears, black bears, other animals that can kill me…you think they are going to stop so I can reload?!?! That just makes me laugh! You think someone coming after me with a knife is going to stop so I can reload?!?! You think some gun that wants to take and rape me is going to stop so I can reload?!?! Seriously!!

      –I don’t need to read these, I’ve read it all. I’ve spent hours upon hours reading like crazy, the good, the bad…I’ve read it all. Have you read? Have you read the story of the daughter that watched her mother and father get killed by a gunmen and hid helplessly because she left her gun at home that day? Or the little old lady that always carried her gun, but went to visit family in Illinois and left her gun at home to follow the law…she was raped, beaten, and then stabbed to death.

      Guns are NOT the problem! Bad people are the problem! And they will always be here!

      Suicides will always be there, weather with a gun or another form, they will always find a way.

      Stupid people will always be stupid, you can’t fix that.

  2. After the 9-11 terrorist attacks we allow the pilots to carry firearms. I wonder how long it will take to allow personel to be armed in schools. We cant afford to pat the teachers to teach our kids, so we won’t be spending money in placing cops in every school. But how about having a trained response team in each school. One that allows the administrators or teachers to be armed.
    I will take my chances with dieing at the end if my own gun. If u am at the store, theater or church and you shoot at me I am shooting back! I always have a gun on me!

  3. All I can say is this, gun control would imply a law. That imply honest Americans obeying. Its already illegal to carry a gun unless one fallows a lot of laws. The laws have yet to stop the idiots running the streets. How about a real idea to help. Gun control will only control those who choose to be controlled.

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