Taking some time to write a brief and quick blog about my opinion in terms of gun control. After the horrible event occurred in Newton action needed to take place and the amount of “freedom” we all have is probably consequence of the numerous massacres that have occured. I had the chance to discuss gun control with both parts of the equation; the pro and the oppressing to the idea. Having gun control is great, the need to require a background check is also a good idea and the elimination of assault weapons as well, the problem is, the massacre occurred wasn’t the proper owner of that gun. When the second amendment was passed there were no assault weapons, that wasn’t the case when US passed that law into a right for law abiding citizens, sadly today that isn’t the case. Gun control must be regulated, just like all our rights. People quickly oppose because it’s our “right” in our constitution, but just like it’s our right, it’s loaded with responsibilities. They say we have freedom of speech in its totality. That’s false. The first amendment is freedom of speech, religion and press. There are limits. Words, expressions or actions categorized as obscenity aren’t allowed. Every right needs to be regulated, or else we’d all run around doing as we please with no order whatsoever. What triggers me most is how some Republicans even Democrats are so quick to defend a constitutional right that has been written for many many years, yet are also quick to remove a right (abortion). I’m not going to get into depth with that subject, just an example. Now, there are also people who support gun control but because it’s a “war weapon”; please, if you’re going to support or go against a new legislative cause have fundamental reasoning behind it. It’s pretty scary to hear men, women, father and mothers who support owning guns just because of the fact it’s a right when there are children being murdered by guns. You’re need to feel “patriotic” or “hillbilly” like needs to be set aside. Most who oppose simply go against because the protagonist who decided isn’t part of their political party, which has nothing to do! The decisions are for the good of our future generations to come.
On a last note, how is it possible that to buy a puppy, you need a full background check, but to purchase a gun it’s as easy as pie. Money is the game, and people refuse to see it because it’s their unconditional “right”. And basically, just my though and question for those: government should have the right to decide what I want to do with my body in terms of medical determinations but if you want to own a gun, go for it! I’m pretty sure that if your child was one of the 23 that died in Newton your stance would be completely different.
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions…
-Locke, John. The Second Treatise of Civil Government. 1690.