Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Gun Control

"The right to keep and bear arms...shall not be infringed."

These words are from the second amendment to the U.S. constitution. Today, many on the Left side of the aisle would like to have this amendment annulled, changed, or forgotten. Thankfully, here in America things don't work that way. It is easier to get a gun in the United States than in any other country.

I estimate that 99% of gun-owners in this great country should not need any certification to buy firearms. The reason? They are adults who carry their guns for hunting, target shooting, and self-defense.

The other 1%, however, is dangerous. This segment comprises the criminals and the criminally insane, such as the late shooters at Virginia Tech, the Amish Schoolhouse, and Columbine. Under no circumstances should any of these people be allowed weapons.

My solution is this: more certification for gun ownership.

Wouldn't this be an inconvenience to the 99%? Yes, it certainly would. However, if even one mass murder was prevented by these safeguards, no one on the face of this earth would argue that they were not worthwhile. For example, if the state of Virginia required a Mental-Health Certification, [Can't remember his name] would never have been able to obtain a firearm, as he had a history of mental instability.

I'm not a gun-banner, but I believe that these measures would make our country safer for the 99%.


sweetggirl said...

Yeah, I totally agree. I mean, if they did have certification like that, I do agree that it would be an inconvenience and all but it would be so worth it to be able to prevent things happening like the V-Tech shooting and the other stuff that you mentioned.