Gun Laws And Why Banning Guns Wouldn’t Be The Solution

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The debate about gun laws is very intense. Although I don’t know what would happen if guns were banned; I can tell you what I think would happen and why it would be a bad idea.

The Obvious

In the United States Constitution gun rights come right after freedom of speech rights. The 2nd amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm. Nullifying the second amendment would be just as hard as nullifying the 1st amendment.

Right of Protection

The reason it would be really hard to ban guns is because they actually protect people. If you live out in the woods you would want to have a shotgun handy against bears or wolves. If you live in the ghetto you would want to carry a concealed weapon in case of throat cutting thieves.

Although most people live their lives thinking guns are unnecessary; they often don’t realize the protection they offer. What I would say to someone that thinks guns are unnecessary for protection is, “Imagine robbers came into your house tied you down, and abused your wife and children in front of you and then murdered them.” It sounds like a horrible thing, but these are the types of situations that the 2nd amendment was made for. The world is a horrible place and the sooner people realize that, the sooner they will understand that protection is always necessary.

Outlawing Guns

If you outlaw guns only outlaws would have them. Let’s be honest with ourselves. If amateur scientists can create nuclear bombs, any average Joe could mold a gun.

The eighteenth amendment banned alcohol in the United States. This amendment gave way for organized crime to be formed. Prisons became packed, the justice system wasn’t keeping up, and organized crime was booming. Within 13 years the 18th amendment was repealed. It still remains the only constitutional amendment to be repealed.

In the same way that the banning of alcohol didn’t work, the banning of guns will not work. Let’s forget about guns for a second.

Sadly every other year a psycho path part takes in a mass killing. If guns did not exist in any form, and were not even available in black markets, mass killings would still take place. If a man wants to hurt someone else they will always find a way. Guns would be replaced by swords, homemade explosives, and grenades.  Let’s not even think about the people that would be crazy enough to engulf a building in flames and set fire to it. Regardless of guns existing and being available or not, someone will always find a way to hurt someone else. Banning guns wouldn’t magically solve all violent crimes.

Police

Surely the police will always need firearms. How else would they respond to criminals using homemade flamethrowers and other gizmos instead of guns? So let’s assume that the police have access to guns. Somewhere along the line, guns would start leaking from corrupt police into the hands of criminals.

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Let’s imagine that corruption would not be happening. How would the police control illegal gun importing? Every year countries around the world seize tons of illegal drugs entering their land. If drugs can get through so can guns.

Criminals

Criminals need protection themselves. If they are out selling drugs, etc, you can expect that a criminal will need a gun. They will find a way to create or access weapons either way.

Gun Supplies

If guns were banned it wouldn’t take all guns off the market. You can assume that individuals would hide their guns, and store owners would do the same. Once guns are banned the only thing that changes is the price of guns; nothing else. Either someone sells you a gun they used to own, or they sell you one they made. The demand is still there, but the supply is smaller.

Hunters

Some people still require that they hunt. You can rest assured that all hunters would be outraged if guns were banned. You can’t ban the instrument that 21 million of Americans need to get food, hold a job, or enjoy their hobby.

Hunting Gun Laws

The Solution

I personally think we need more responsible gun holders. If more people had guns than hopefully shooters could be eliminated in mass shootings.

Anyone that wants to ban guns (because they are afraid of others holding them) should in my opinion go out and get a concealed weapons permit. Guns are not going anywhere, and neither are any other primal forms of weapons. Sadly, tragedies will always happen and the best we can do is prepare ourselves, and make sure we can defend ourselves in any situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm9o3vhKoF8

Samuel Williams, 71, who fired the shots, has a concealed weapons permit, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Under Florida law, a person is allowed to use deadly force if he or she fears death or serious injury to themselves or others. As long as the person isn’t committing a crime and is in a place where he or she has a right to be, they are considered to be acting within the law.

Williams, who lives in Ocala, could not be reached for comment on Monday. But at least one of his 30 fellow patrons at the cafe wants to thank him. The Internet cafe patron who shot and injured two men as they tried to rob the business will likely not face any criminal charges.

Article written by Octavian Ristea.

Octavian is a technology enthusiast and blogger. He enjoys writing for App Comrade and keeping up with current trends. The last thing he would ever do is buy a pre-made computer from a store. He believes building your own computer is a great experience that everyone should try in their lifetime. On the side he likes experimenting with Linux, servers, and programming. He is not "l33t" or ever wishes to be, but he can manage well enough :) On top of running this site he also runs a web design service, an app marketing service and a web hosting service.
2 comments
Kevin Robert Baker
Kevin Robert Baker

Good points presented there Octavian. There are many posts about how guns should be banned, which is understandable, but it is a grey area and often, not enough thought has gone gone into these arguments. As you said, it would leave a lot of people unprotected and given that thieves, robbers etc. usually get guns off the black market - people on the right side of the law would be wide open to being assaulted/robbed with no protection. When I was flooded in for two weeks there were loads of robbers taking advantage of people and then reality sets in . . . you either arm yourself or you may as well hang a sign up saying 'Robbers, welcome' on the front gate. People often live in safe suburban areas that think in terms of black and white arguments on whether to ban guns or not at weekly knitting conventions. In other areas of the world it may be a necessity. The harsh reality I think is that you often have to meet violence with controlled aggression or you may as well roll over and be submissive, then let them do what they want. Having said that, if you take a look at Singapore, it's the safest place in the world to walk around, so maybe it's not guns that are the real problem, maybe other means can cut down violence before you can remove the need to carry a gun for protection.

Octavian Ristea
Octavian Ristea

I know this is very controverisal but in my personal opinion I doubt the law is going to change her in America. "The harsh reality I think is that you often have to meet violence with controlled aggression or you may as well roll over and be submissive, then let them do what they want." I think that sums up the way I feel about firearms. The world is a harsh place. If you were to go live in a Savanna in Africa you would need protection, suburban towns are no differnt. I think anyone that wants to ban the one phyiscal defense that could save your life is stupid.