Speaking out About Gun Control
By Josh Sikora
To me, this is the most important issue in the US today. Many are arguing that our country would be a safer place without guns.
That idea is just plain stupid. Sure guns can be used to kill someone, but they are not what kill someone. Cliché time, “Guns do not kill people, people kill people.” Yes it is used a lot, but that is because it is true.
If you disagree, then get a gun, load it and put it on your porch, and see how many people it kills. Sounds stupid right? Precisely, the only time a gun becomes dangerous is when it is put in the hands of a dangerous person.
These people who do these mass shootings are dangerous people. Not one mass shooting, ever, was the cause of guns. It was the cause of the people who were behind the gun. Now, you may be thinking, “Well if we take guns out of the hands of people, then they can’t kill people.”
That statement is utterly false. Question, can you go out, and in twenty minutes have gasoline and fertilizer? Probably, and that is what was used in the Oklahoma City bombing. If someone wants to kill, THEY, WILL, KILL.
These people often will have something mentally wrong with them. Just look at the Sandy Hook shooting in December of 2012. That shooter had a mental problem. There was an easy way to prevent that, in which you can blame Connecticut. Why, because they closed all of their mental hospitals.
If they had stayed opened, this man may have been able to be put in there to be kept from society. But instead, thanks to Connecticut’s brilliant foresight, they let people like this man roam the streets freely. But that is a topic I will save for later.
People want to ban guns because dozens of people have been killed with guns in the past five biggest shootings. I have a fun fact for you about the last five shooters. Every one of them was registered Democrats. Now, should we also ban Democrats? Using the anti-gun logic, we should because they were the killers. But we shouldn’t. Just because five Democrats kill does that mean they all kill? No.
Now you may be thinking, “Well what about the criminals like gangs? Those people can kill with guns right? Banning guns will keep them from killing right?”
Ignorance is all you have if you honestly think that. Just, let me walk you through the thought process of this. What is a criminal, someone who BREAKS THE LAW? And if someone is willing to break the law, how will MAKING A LAW to stop someone who BREAKS LAWS stop them?
It will not. Its common sense, at least it should be. Just because there is a law where no one may have them will never stop them. Think about cocaine. They smuggle tons of that into the US. And there is a LAW AGAINST cocaine. A law against guns is pointless.
All that enforcing gun control will do is disarm law abiding citizens, and prevent them from defending themselves against criminals. Just look at the facts. Both Australia and the UK banned guns.
What happened? Crime rates jumped. Home invasions went up, violent crimes went up, AFTER gun control was enforced. Why? Because criminals, there’s that word again, remember what it means, have guns because they broke the law, and know no one else has guns, realize it is easier to perform these acts.
Even if the criminal does not have a gun, they could still have a bat, a hammer, a crowbar, any of that, or simply themselves. A 300 pound man with arms the size of trees is intimidating. And there’s simple you with your family and no protection. Who wins, you? Of course not, unless you have training in some self-defense techniques like Krav Maga.
Let us look at Detroit. This city has one of the strictest gun control laws in the country. How did this work out for them? 449 gun related murders in 2012, doesn’t sound quite right. Strict guns laws, yet over 400 murders. Gun control truly does seem to work.
The point is, getting rid of guns will NOT decrease crime. It will INCREASE it, the exact opposite of what is intended. If you truly want to stop gun murders, we must start teaching the value of human life.
However, there is a MUCH BIGGER reason as to why Americans should be allowed to keep our guns, including rifles. That reason is to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government or foreign invaders. In order to defend from our government, we should be able to have assault weapons, since that is what they have right?
How can anyone argue with that? And do not think that it is not possible for our government to turn tyrannical. It has happened various times in history. For example: Germany 1930’s, Italy 1920’s Spain 1930’s, Russia 1917, and others.
Tyranny will arrive cloaked in our flag. The majority of us will not notice his attempted power grab. Hopefully, that minority of us who will recognize it will stop it before we lose all of our freedoms, and the one thing that CAN stop him, is a well-armed group of freedom loving patriots. Like in 1775, when a small amount of countrymen grabbed their weapons, and fought a government trying to take our freedoms, and it’s a good thing they did. And if guns are banned, we will have nothing with which to stop him.