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.
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 Within 13 years the 18th amendment was repealed. It still remains the only constitutional amendment to be repealed.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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.