Guns have always been around in America. But we’ve only had mass shootings in schools for the past 20 years or so. So what has changed? Guns haven’t changed, but people have.
Some people want to blame gun ownership or 30 round magazines for this carnage. The obsession by Congress to do SOMETHING by passing more gun control laws is missing the point. The REAL solution is obvious to anyone who cares to be objective. The problem in our society is a lack of ethics. If you fix ethics, you will solve the gun violence problem, along with lots of other problems.
Society will always have its predators. Some people believe that if we take guns away from citizens that violence will go away. This is insane. When you disarm the citizens, you create more predators.
Though it has been stated over and over, we will say it again - gun control laws will not prevent criminals from getting guns. The government can’t prevent tons of illegal drugs from coming into the country and they won’t be able to stop gun smuggling either. Gun control laws are only effective against law abiding citizens.
Gun control laws do not reduce crime. Putting criminals in jail and allowing citizens to defend themselves does. Criminals prefer unarmed victims and when there is likely to be armed resistance, criminals at least think harder on their impending actions.
So how did we get to this sad state of affairs? Laws don’t make a person moral or righteous. Christianity does that. Instead of attacking Christianity, we should be supportive of it. In the past, this nation was. Liberals want to replace morality and self discipline with gun control laws. As liberals continue to attack Christian ethics, more laws and prisons are needed to control people. We have reaped what we have sown.
It is ironic, but when someone goes to prison, the Chaplin will visit them and give them a Bible if they want one and will be encouraged to read it. In many schools in America, kids are not allowed to bring a Bible much less read it. We have kicked God out of schools but allow Him in prisons. Does this make sense?
Unfortunately, there are too many accidents with guns in the home. But this should not be used as an excuse to disarm the populace. There are too many accidents with cars, but we aren’t going to outlaw cars. The best solution to gun accidents is to have everyone who buys a gun go through a gun safety course.
In Israel and Switzerland, most adults keep military-type weapons at home and these countries have a low murder rate.
Finally, the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights is not about hunting rights, but rather self-defense. Having the right to defend our homes and person is a fundamental right for Americans. Hunting in colonial times was common everywhere and no one thought that it needed to be specifically protected.
Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
In October of 2007, Amanda Collins was walking to her car after a night class at the University of Nevada at Reno. Amanda had a concealed carry permit for her 9mm Glock that she carried for self-defense. Unfortunately for Amanda, UNR is, like most college campuses, a gun-free zone. So, like the law-abiding citizen that she is, she did not have her gun with her in this gun-free zone when she was attacked by James Biela. Biela raped her on the UNR campus, less than 300 yards from the Campus Police Office. He then walked away, and a few months later murdered 19-year-old Brianna Dennison. Amanda Collins went on to say, "I know, having been the first victim, that Brianna Dennison would still be alive, had I been able to defend myself that night."
Biela is currently on death row filing appeals.