It has now been a couple of days since the horrors of adults and children being gunned down in a school in the USA.
Rational people, not just in the USA, but around the world, have been begging and discussing the need to change the gun laws of that nation and I have been listening to arguments against change that to me and many others are feeble and backward looking.
Thanks to a world in which new news comes at us so quickly and in such volume, the loss of life in such situations is quickly forgotten by the world in general, leaving only those who suffered a loss of a close relative to remember the horror.
What I am not hearing is any other argument FOR changing the gun laws. I grow weary of ‘it’s part of our constitution – the right to bear arms…..’. That constitution was written at a time when the world was a lot more primitive. That constitution was written at a time when the majority of the populace had very little access to a good education. That constitution was written at a time when there was no alternative in the defence of a home. The gun, which KILLS, was the only way.
Nowadays science has provided us with weapons that do not kill. Taser guns and other ‘stunners’ for example. Why not change the law to allow such devices to be kept in a home or business but to make it illegal to keep/own weapons that KILL.
What about me? I am a member of a gun club. Fine, I say. By all means have a well controlled gun club with a person RESPONSIBLE for seeing that all weapons are secured at the end of each day.
Perhaps it is simple that politicians who claim to care, are only truly afraid of losing some votes and not brave enough to find out if the people of America are happy with their children, husbands, wives and friends being gunned down in cold blood.
Guns are designed to KILL.