I’ve been meaning to post my opinion on America’s policy of gun control/possession for a while now, and there seems like no better time to do it. Almost a week ago, another shooting took place in Fort Hood, Texas (I believe there was one there a few years ago). Four people died, four people who didn’t need to die. So let’s get right into it.
America needs to stop allowing its citizens to carry firearms. It’s foolish and idiotic, and highly ironic coming from a seemingly developed and advanced nation. Why would you want to allow citizens to carry around weapons whose purpose is to harm other individuals? It’s bullshit that you’re allowed to carry a firearm for “self-defense.” In a society without weapons, you don’t need a gun to protect you. If your one argument for carrying guns is to protect yourself from another gunman, you seriously need to reconsider your logic. It seems almost foolishly simple to suggest that if there were no guns to begin with, you wouldn’t need a gun for your protection. The cases where guns are used for murder and terror far outweigh those in which they’re used for defense; they need to be eradicated from American society.
This post doesn’t need to be long. The arguments against gun possession are strong and plentiful. The statistics don’t lie; there’s less violence and a lower murder rate in nations where you’re not allowed to carry a gun. That’s honestly the only argument I even need to make to advocate my position. It isn’t rocket science. If you want less murder, stop letting your citizens carry firearms! To everyone who says that it’s a Constitutional right to carry a firearm, I need to say that the Constitution was written over two hundred years ago. It had no definitive stance on slavery; must another civil war be fought over gun control? Times change, simple as that. In today’s society, you do not need to carry a gun around. It only leads to increased violence and murder; how can you propose to use a machine of death to protect you from other machines of death? Just get rid of the damn guns!
And to anyone who says that guns don’t kill people, people kill people; is that a joke? Any trained monkey with half a brain could tell you the flaw in your logic. People kill people with guns – the guns are what enable the killing! It isn’t hard: America needs to get rid of gun possession if it doesn’t want to see scenes like Fort Hood again, which occur way too often for anyone’s liking. I respect Obama for trying to institute much stronger gun control in America, as it’s a step towards getting rid of them altogether. However, the political system is a brutal beauracracy when it comes to significant policy changes; it’s not his fault no action has come to see the day of light yet. I won’t even get into discussing the head of the NRA, other than expressing my most sincere and utmost disgust. I’m confident most people agree with me when I say that America needs to get rid of gun possession, and I hope to God that it’s done sooner rather than later.