Yesterday the issue of gun control (in the U.S.) came up in class, and everyone around me was absolutely certain that no one should be allowed guns. They were pretty hostile toward any minority that disagreed, whereas they should really have welcomed questions if they were indeed as sure and knowledgeable about the subject as they would have us believe. I think the main argument used by people supporting gun control, or regulation of firearms, is the multiple shootings that have occurred apparently as a result of easy access to weapons. And that seems to be their only point…
I do get the suspicion that the current government/media love publicising these shootings as reasons nobody should be allowed a firearm – they practically say it in the headlines. That seems to be what a lot of folks do though – read the headline and say, “Oh, we need gun control!” But it’d be naive to think nothing can be staged – e.g. rise of paid protesters, and crisis actors (David Hogg being a possible example?).
But without starting an argument, I’d just like to point something out. People need to be able to defend themselves. Criminals can access guns anyway. Gun control only takes guns off the good people, and countless times someone with a gun has stopped a disaster.
Furthermore, the Second Amendment was established for a reason. Logic dictates that it’s not a good idea to let the government disarm the people. And what’s sad is that not only is this happening, but the people are willingly throwing their gun’s at the government’s feet.
I mean all this in the friendliest way possible. They are just my thoughts – I’m not the most informed, by any means. What do you guys think?