Find A Better Argument!
There are those who will say to own and keep guns is their right. Okay.
But why does their right to own a gun trump everyone else's rights?
What about Betty's right to feel like she can send her kids to school and they won't be shot?
What about Bill's right to go to the movies and not be gunned down?
The problem with this conversation is with rights come responsibilities our favorite part of the second amendment is where it says; well regulated right to bear arms.
The conversation seems to have shifted to now be,"there will always be crazy people and criminals who will get their hands on guns." Those are the people we need to worry about.
Not the five year old child who gets up where his mother put her gun because she didn't think he could reach it but little Johnny took that gun and shoot his brother Jeffery who was three just the same...not crazy not a criminal?
Or what about the man down the street who helps you move your garbage cans back to the house from the sidewalk who one day has too much to drink and in the middle of an argument with his wife grabs his gun and shoots her. He isn't crazy he's drunk and angry.
What about all the road rage shootings? Here's a hint: 99.9% of those shootings are based in anger and rage at something completely different than the person who is shot. No criminal no crazy...
More people are shot everyday by someone they know or love than all the mass shootings so lets quit pretending that this epidemic of gun violence is only criminals and crazy people.
This brings me to the other part of this argument I just don't get...
What is it with this whole paranoid delusion that the government is coming to get our guns so we have to go out and buy more guns?
When did the government try to take your guns?
Have they ever tried? Ever?
As far as I know they would only try to take your guns if you broke the law.
But according to gun owners that would OK with them because then you would be a criminal and criminals shouldn't have guns...remember?
I know,"guns don't kill people, people kill people." Yes, but they are people with guns!
You would have a hard time convincing me that the same amount of people would be dead if a person had to expend the energy and commitment it would take to say bludgeon a person to death.
Most people wouldn't bother, it's too much work.
But to pull a trigger? It only takes one second...
Like I said...you need to find a better argument!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Noodle and crew
Weez fur sure send our purrayers to all those affected by this and every shooting. But as you know weez on da side dat wants to keep our right to bear awrms. Altho' we do agwee dat wiff any right comes responsibilities. Cars actually kill more people than guns, but nopawdy writes blogs like these wantin' to ban cars. Da simple fact is dat yes cwiminals will always get their hands on guns no matter what da laws my be. So da only peeps hampered by stwicter gun laws awe da law abidin' citizen. However, we fink gun contwol and wespawnsibility be sumfin' dat stawrts at home. Those childwen shuld be taught about guns and safety and not allowed to play wiff them. Mommy gwu up in a house filled wiff loaded guns and never once fawt to play wiff or show off wiff hers furiends. Guns were to be respected and they were not toys. Sendin' luv and purrayers.ReplyDelete
Dezi and Lexi
Brava.. could not have voiced it better myself... Blessings, YAM xx
We are really sad those people were killed because they are Christian. Unfortunately in our State it is water that killed people, way sad too.ReplyDelete
Nothing sells like fear, unfortunately.ReplyDelete
Pawsome post! People keeping guns in the house to defend themselves doesn’t hold water with us cos by the time you’d run up to the bedroom to get them gun, you’d be dead. A criminal or intruder isn’t going to wait till you find your gun, dood.ReplyDelete
My heart goes out to the families of the victims of the Oregon shooting. Unfortunately, I don't believe that any of this will stop until we can find a way to change the culture that is producing psychopaths. This is a highly complicated situation.ReplyDelete
It's to sad for words, Noodle. We purray for all the victims and hope we all can make a better world one day. Soft Pawkisses <3 <3 <3ReplyDelete
noodle......we canna start R rant bout guns.... coz it will leed ta A ...which will leed ta P.....which will leed ta Z...... & eventually wind uz back ta C ......wear we will con clood with .....Cecil ........& de thought of....imagine what wood happen....if animals lurned ta use weaponz two ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥ReplyDelete
Peep #1 told me a story from long, long ago. She and her cousins were visiting their uncle in Ontario who was an OPP officer. One day, the uncle asked if he could come into the bedroom they were using and they said yes. He then proceeded to move the very, VERY heavy chest of drawers. It was standing in front of a closet door and the peep and her cousin HAD wondered about that but you know, strange stuff happens. Maybe there was a reason for that very heavy piece of furniture to be blocking the closet door. Turns out there was! Once the chest of drawers had been moved (and believe-you-me, it could only have been moved by someone as strong as their uncle for it was solid wood and filled with stuff), the peep's uncle produced a key. That's right, the door behind the practically unmoveable piece of furniture was LOCKED, too. And what was inside that closet? That closet that no one but the peep's uncle could access? That's where he kept his guns. Probably not the one he used at work every day but all the others were in there, safely locked away from the peep and her cousins and anyone else who shouldn't have been messing with them. Now if everyone took such care... But sadly, they don't. SADLY, THEY DON'T. MOUSES!ReplyDelete
You're preaching to the choir here, Noodle. We send purrs to all those in Roseburg affected by this tragedy.ReplyDelete
Excellent post. Good point that your right to have a gun shouldn't trump everyone else's rights. I know that accidents happen in homes with guns, but I do think most killings are at the hands of those that should not be allowed a gun.ReplyDelete