Gun Control Doesn't Work
The final death stroke against us by the New World Order will come through the removal of guns from the people of America! We are very close to having that happen through a treaty carried out by the United Nations and/or through misguided anti-gun enthusiasts who think that prohibiting the ownership of guns will reduce crime.
I grew up in a household that had loaded guns all through the house. At the age of 5 or 6 I was taught how to shoot and we would go out target practicing on a pretty regular basis. My father must have owned about 20 guns. He would tell us don't ever point a gun at someone unless you want to kill them. My sister and I never played with guns, we were taught to have a healthy respect for them. When I grew up I always had a gun in my apartment. When I drove long distances I took it with me and yes it was loaded. I felt safe having it knowing that should anyone accost me that I would have some form of self defense.
The argument that our country has so much violence because we have so many guns does not make sense to me. The old saying that when you criminalize guns only the criminals will have guns makes a lot more sense. Think about it, a person who already has no problem, robbing, raping, stealing and murdering will not think twice about carrying a gun that is an illegal act. However, law abiding citizens are the ones that will be hurt with stricter gun laws. What can you do if someone breaks into your home to rape or kill you if you have no weapon for protection, especially as a woman.
There have been numerous studies that show that stricter gun laws do not deter crime and that even the opposite is true. In Washington D.C., for example, they had one of the most strict gun control laws in the country yet their crime rate went up.
Some argue that guns will fall into the hands of children. The fact is that a child is more likely to die from drowning in a swimming pool than from a gun. Yet, how many parents don't think twice when letting their children go swimming in the neighbors pool.
According to the Arizona Star:
Standard summer companions in our desert climate, swimming pools can be deadlier for children than guns. A child is 100 times more likely to die in a swimming accident than in gun-play, writes Steven D. Levitt, University of Chicago economics professor and best-selling author.
Levitt analyzed child deaths from residential swimming pools and guns and found one child under 10 drowns annually for every 11,000 pools. By comparison, one child under 10 each year is killed by a gun for every 1 million guns, according to his research, outlined in a new book "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side to Everything," which he co-wrote with journalist Stephen J. Dubner.
There have been two times in my life that a gun was brandished. The first time was when I was a teenager visiting my girlfriends older boyfriend. He pulled out a gun and told us to "sit down", then he pulled it up and laughed. My life flashed before my eyes and I never felt more helpless. The second time I was held up at gun point by a mugger in Sacramento, California. It was soon after that episode that I asked my father for a gun of my own. I've never had to use it but just knowing it was there always made me feel safer. I often wonder about these young girls that are jogging like Chelsea King in California and then their bodies are found several days later, I wonder if they carried a gun while jogging if they would still be alive. If I had a teen daughter who wanted to job I would make sure she had a concealed weapon and knew how to use it.
Rather than implement stricter gun laws I think we should advocate for gun education. Teaching citizens how to use guns, how to clean and store them properly and fostering a healthy respect for their power would go a long way towards deterring crime.
If MORE people had MORE guns there would be less crime!
A criminal would think twice about breaking into your house if he knew that you had a gun and knew how to use it. The Arizona shooter would, at the very least, be prepared to die if he knew that most of the people in the crowd were carrying a concealed weapon. At the very least maybe a few people would be alive today if someone had had a gun and were able to take the shooter down before he killed more people.
The argument that guns should be restricted in the face of tragedy is a red herring and one that I hope the American public will withstand!
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