Monday, April 09, 2007
Guns and Violence
Okay, so if you buy a gun…isn’t that intent in itself? If you think about it, you buy the gun with the intention to use it on something or someone. If all you wnated was to look at it, you could have bought a toy gun. Before you gun-totting looney-toons send me hate mail… I have heard your little "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." Argument. For one thing this part of the constitution made sense at the time that it was written. This day and age, it doesn’t make sense because its used for more than just security of the state! Just today, the news has that one guy that was fired/laid off/ whatever who went out to shoot his former co-workers. Or, the guy that went to the Amish school to shoot kids he didn’t even know, and columbine? etc. Should we now start requiring that all gun holders report themselves on their employee sheets, or at parties, or in shopping malls so we know not to piss them off?
I don’t understand why smoking can be banned because second hand smoke can kill others, or if having STD’s or T.B is reportable so that others are prevented from getting it and if you do not comply as with the guy last week in the new- they put you in quarantine so that you do not kill others with your germy self! Why aren’t people with guns thoroughly checked for mental stability to make sure they aren’t the kind to go around killing innocent people?
Guns don’t kill people- people kill people. Indeed. Guns though give you wings that you otherwise didn’t have, and a quicker means to end someone’s life. When you are pissed off, you can quickly grab a gun and just aim. Who cares if you blow off people that really didn’t do anything to you? YOU have the right to bear arms!
So please friends and co-workers, or future friends and future co-workers. Let me know if you own guns so I can stay away from your dumb selves!
Photo borrowed from some website that i forgot.