Sunday, July 22, 2012

Why banning guns makes NO sense

Over the past few days, I have been in a huge debocle over what has happened in Aurora, Colorado.  My heart goes out to all the family and friends who lost loved ones during the horrific tragedy that occurred at the movie theatre.  Words will never be able to express my sorrow for what has happened....
The knee-jerk reaction from many people regarding gun control has been very disappointing as well.  Yes, it is unbelievable to imagine all the ammo and guns that the killer had in his possession and at his apartment.  Does this mean that because of one person that we should look at banning gun control or making it more difficult to own a gun?  The answer is very simple:  NO!
Can you imagine what this world would  be like if the only people allowed to have/own guns was the government and the military?  Forget the scare of socialism.....we would have no freedom!
Did you realize that 57% of the United States population owns a gun.....take a WILD guess what would happen if the government started busting down doors of those who own guns and tried taking them away?
For all you that question gun control, think of this....4% of all deaths in this world are alcohol related.  Would you like to take a guess on what the percentage is for gun related deaths.....LESS THAN .5%!  So that means that alcohol is responsibile for nearly 8 times as many deaths as guns....
Does that mean that we should put a ban on alcohol too?
I lost a girlfriend to a drunk driver over 2 years ago, but I am not the type of person to go off on how alcohol should be banned from the U.S.
It is truly sad that massacres still happen like this in the country....but guns aren't the reason this happens.  Its the bullying at's being neglected by the's being teased on the school bus and in the hallways....after all that  build up of frustration and hate, THAT'S what causes tragedies like what happened in Colorado.
The question isn't about gun's about one simple thing....where were the parents?


  1. It is has been a long time since I was on here so - apologies for that.  I have to chime in. Gun control is not the effort to take guns away but to get automatic weapons out of society and to make the purchasing process thorough so that you can't get a gun in a rage. Granted I am more on the liberal side. What is the piont of handguns? You don't have to have a handgun for protection or to hunt. I also don't believe the 52% of Americans with guns could actually protect themselves from the government if the government decided to turn on its people. It's not necessary but it also wouldn't be possible.

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