GUNS WERE MADE TO KILL.
Tightening of existing laws; the main issue.
A few months ago, there was a report that gun sales were on the rise; and also that more women were target practicing now than ever before. Yet, there was no tangible reason to explain why that was so, except that totting a gun was becoming a common practice among people.
Gun control has always been a problem in the United States, as gun manufacturers and their patrons have resisted it on all levels in Washington D.C. Their lobbyists and the NRA backers and enthusiasts would use the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to have "the right to bear arms" by every citizen; a scenario that was more grand than honorable.
Nevertheless, for everyone to carry a gun makes everyone unsafe, as anybody can use the gun he or she has at any given time to kill. Random shootings have been frequently occurring that way.
That has happened in the gunning down of Trayvon Martin in a Florida suburb on the night of Feb. 26, when he least expected that he would meet his death at the young age of just 17 years.
He was on his way back to the house in a complex, which was supposed to be safe to walk around, and suddenly a man showed up and challenged his presence there. Within minutes Trayvon Martin was dead, shot by a neighborhood nightwatch volunteer carrying a gun.
That person was George Zimmerman, and if the right to bear arms had caution to it that those who were authorized to carry guns were real law enforcement officials, and not just any watchman or security guard, Zimmerman would not have needed to have a gun on his body.
Besides, he Zimmerman, has been "indoctrinated" that he has a Florida law on his side, known as the "stand your ground" local statute, and that had made him to think that he could not resist the temptation to shoot and defend himself, even with the slightest provocation from another person, if he decided that his life was "in danger".
However, he was wrong, because from official statements by the police and witnesses, he could have restrained himself and the situation could have been avoided.
In many places in Europe, it would be hard to find even a police officer carrying a gun, and military personnel carried them sparsely and ceremoniously, as Changing of the Guards parade in England. Therefore the rate of gun use was extremely low. Yet, in the U.S. gun shops were almost everywhere, and purchasing a gun was easy.
Which should bring many people to the point that guns were only made to kill, and they would feel safer to support the idea of strict gun control, and the tightening of restrictions that those regulations placed on gun owners.
Such regulations were there to protect them, the gun owners, as well as the general public; and a person like George Zimmerman, who was supposed to report a crime would not have been given permission to bear arms.
Even if he had any training at all, the important point was that, he literally took the meaning of a law to use a gun in a dangerous and serious circumstance, and not so freely in a simple altercation, as a confrontation with a "suspicious" person walking through the neighborhood that he was assigned to watch.
If he was just to alert law enforcement in case of an emergency, what was the reason for him to have a gun. A radio or a walkie-talkie communication device would be the only thing he needed to do his job.
Yet, because of his Constitutional right to carry firearms, he was facing a second degree murder charge for killing an unarmed person; Trayvon Martin.
That brought to mind that, if society was still sleeping over more control on gun possession, it was about time that everyone woke up, including members of the U.S. Congress, not to legislate new laws, but to tighten existing ones to prevent a person like Zimmerman to have the right to bear arms, but to use it (right) needlessly.