Hearing all about the gun violence that is going on had me thinking. Some people say guns kill people and others say that people kill people. Where do you stand with this matter?
Just to be clear, I do not carry. I’m not against guns, I just prefer not to have one. With all of the murders that are going on in the world, I think it’s a gun and people issue. A gun can’t aim itself and shoot. Plus there are some sick and evil people in the world.
If someone has the intent to kill, they’re going to find a way to do it. Whether it’s a gun, knife, hammer, etc., they will find a way. Now let me be clear again, I believe that people have the right to bear arms simply for protection, but I believe that there should be some restrictions on who can bear arms.
Now I know that there are ways to get weapons, but maybe the law should make it a little tougher. For one, the age limit. I know in some states you can be 18 and buy a weapon. A 18 year old isn’t quite mature yet in my opinion. Secondly, I think mental evaluations should be administered to whoever is interested in bearing arms. Third, if there are children in the household, all weapons must be put away in some type of lock box. Matter of fact that should be a requirement. There are too many young people who have easy access to their parent’s weapon.
Prime example, a nine year shot his sister in the back of her head over a game. Read it. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/19/mississippi-boy-9-fatally-shoots-teen-sister-in-head-over-video-game-controller-police-say.html
For this last one I’m iffy about it. The Open Carry Law. One pro is that someone would have easy access to their weapon in a dangerous situation. One con is that some people would abuse and take advantage of the law. Plus there has been an increase in crime violence. https://www.npr.org/2017/11/07/562619774/does-increased-gun-ownership-help-decrease-crime
So again I ask you, is it a gun issue or a people issue?