Guns, guns, and more guns. I fall on the side of less guns. I see a lot of my facebook friends on the side of the same amount of guns, or more guns being available to every citizen. It comes down to the world you personally want to live in. Do you think everyone should be issued a gun when they receive their license at 17? Should there be some kind of mandated right, that puts tax dollars towards issuing every natural born citizen a gun?
Do you want to live in a country, where if your words are taken out of context, you may have to face a gun to your head? Or consider road rage, conversation at a bar, fans at a sporting event, or even conversation at a wedding reception – One wrong word or action and back up buster, “what are you trying to say to me again?” This kind of fear based, dystopia that so many are willing to submit to confuses me. Progress doesn’t mean arming every citizen. Sure mental health is a major issue and Big Pharma isn’t helping, along with doctors who willing prescribe medication for the immediate kick backs they receive. But semi-automatic weapons, shotguns, and machine guns? Really do we need that much power to feel safe? Are we over compensating just a bit?
This is all opinion of course, I’m not here to cite statistics, polls, or quote any leftist anti-gun fanatic. It also comes down to a basic mistrust that a large portion of the population has towards government. Especially now with the instantaneous information available on government corruption, it’s easy for pro-gun groups or sites to prompt the mantra of “well we always gotta be ready for the government to come knocking on our doors, demanding our guns back!” This kind of paranoid mind set seems to be getting worse. Do people not realize the amazing technological capabilities the military has at its disposal? Really what’s a simple handgun going to do, when you consider the abilities the government now has with dialing in drone attacks from the southwest desert, towards any spot of land in the world.
A gun is just our last stand as citizens, in our monkey minds its the last thing that technically “could” protect us from a possible rogue administration that wishes to cart us away, or demand we leave our houses. A hand gun comparable to what a cop carries, should be all that is available. Anything larger is excessive and ultimately just a tool for the insane to kill off large amounts of innocent people in a short amount of time. Can we not refine our laws and get beyond the impulsive reaction of just wanting to beat our collective chests to the tune of the 2nd amendment? Do you think the founding fathers in 1791 envisioned the advanced weaponry that would be made available by gun manufacturers to almost anyone, with the right amount of manipulation and know how?
So what about hunting? Well how about a technology that would enable the hunter to use a gun within the radius of public land that is a designated hunting area. Once you leave that area, the gun is disabled and cannot be loaded or used. There are plenty of revisions and laws that could be drawn up, however the NRA and its lobbying factions currently have too much sway with corrupted politicians. There will seemingly never be enough people killed, before some drastic measure is taken in congress. And with the population in this country continuing to grow, individual human lives are regarded less and less. Just look at the quality of life in China or India. So all we can do as individuals is pick a side, be passionate about it, and let the larger opinion have its say, and allow this country to become what it wants – for better or for worse.