Revisiting Gun Laws in the U.S.
I think now is a good time to rekindle the debate on guns and regulation of guns in the U.S. We are going to have strong, passionate, differing opinions so please try to keep it civil, although it probably won’t happen.
I stand on the far end of one side in believing that guns should be banned entirely. I see no positives. They are way too easily accessible, first of all. I think everyone should be able to agree on that. Why do repeated massacres like Virginia Tech, Columbine, last night’s keep happening? Because these psychopaths can just waltz into a gun shop and buy them. The system and background checks are so loosely enforced, if they are even enforced at all. It’s an absolute joke.
Here’s a comment I read online from someone:
“I live in Madrid now. No handguns.
Last week, both my iPad and my iPhone were stolen in the subway.
In response to the loss of my property (about which I was violently angry), a friend in the States wrote, "Don't you wish you'd had had a gun so you could've shot them?", to which I replied, "As angry as I am, stuff is just stuff, and nothing is worth a human life."
I don't think most Americans realize what it's like to live in a culture in which there is zero fear of gun violence, as opposed to one in which people are legally armed and able to act immediately on their reptilian instincts with deadly force.
It's just crazy. Completely crazy.”
I could not agree more with him. It’s time for America to change. I know people want to cringe with the slightest mention at becoming more like Europe, but there’s no denying they have better policies with regard to gun control. That’s my opinion at least. Actually, it’s more of a fact, because gun violence is way lower over there compared to here. Isn’t that the goal? Safer country, with less of a threat of violence? I think it’s pretty straightforward. Get rid of guns = violence goes down. PROVEN.