One Mom's View on Gun Control
We Need to Protect Our 2nd Amendment
I am not a highly political person. My opinions about U.S. politics are usually kept to myself as I am a very firm believer in everyone’s right to their own opinion. Our country was built with this concept; we have freedom of speech and beliefs for a strong reason, it is how we survive and thrive as a nation. It is why I strongly believe in the 2nd amendment as well, “ The Right to Bear Arms”.
As a mother of two young children who attend school , I along with the rest of the country, grieved when 20 school aged children were gunned down by a horrific man in Newton, Connecticut. I remember seeing their pictures slide across my television screen, knowing it could have just as easily been one of my own children. My heart ached for the families and suddenly I feared for the safety of my own kids. My immediate thought…why can’t we put armed officers at our schools?
In recent years I have heard strong debates about classroom sizes, the need for more money, and more teachers. I would gladly place my daughter or son in a larger classroom in order to fund an armed officer. I would gladly pay higher taxes for an armed officer at my child’s school .
It doesn’t make sense to me that someone could fully believe that by taking guns from the law abiding citizens, we can prevent these crimes. Criminals don’t abide by the laws. When you limit our ability to protect ourselves you are creating a breeding ground for criminals. They no longer have to worry about robbing a home when someone is present because they will have a gun, and the homeowner will not.
Is this debate truly about gun control? Do we truly believe that by limiting our ability to buy large magazines, it will keep these out of criminal’s hands? The only thing this will do is create a very large black market. Our war against crime doesn’t become easier if we disarm ourselves. Our war becomes harder, we become weak.
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I do not own a gun to hunt, I didn’t grow up in a hunting family, I do not own a gun to compete in any sport. I am a mother of two and I own a gun to protect my children. I have an alarm installed in my home, not because it calls the cops, but because it gives me time to grab my gun.
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When my husband works nights I do not sleep next to a phone, I sleep within a close proximity to a gun. Of course it is locked up for my children’s protection, but I will have access to it if I need it.
Criminals will get guns regardless of the laws our government imposes. The only harm that will be done by gun control is that we will be more vulnerable. We have outlawed drugs, yet drugs live and breathe on the streets of our large cities, our small towns, and our suburbs. We don’t have enough manpower to remove drugs from the streets, we don’t have enough man power to remove guns from the criminals now…..it won’t get easier with tighter gun control.
---Only months ago we were warned in my county that we would be losing officers and that more policeman will be laid off because of the lack of funds. My only comfort- I own a gun.
---What if ‘God Forbid’ there was war on this very soil, my only comfort to this- I own a gun.
---It has never been a question of whether or not I have faith in our law enforcement. My husband is a peace officer. I have faith in him. I have faith in my neighbor who is a member of the local law enforcement. I have faith in our military. I am, however, aware that we are among people without conscious, without care, people who hurt other people. I have faith that if a criminal enters my home I have the ability to protect my children- because I own a gun.
Why do I not support gun control? Not because I believe they will try and take all of our guns, but because when does it stop? If you take gun from a law abiding citizen you are not taking one from a criminal. Criminals are not lining up to turn in their illegal guns. If we give up our rights to guns….any of our rights, they win. The men who kill and hurt innocent people with firearms win. Our time needs to be spent elsewhere. We need to turn our focus into protecting our children, and getting these criminals off the streets.