Should you support gun restrictions? No doubt this is a ‘hot’ topic and an emotional one at that. However, that may be exactly the problem with seeing this issue clearly. Emotional decisions are rarely rational decisions, as I think most would agree. Shootings are tragedies, whether it’s a criminal or an innocent person. However, since we are not all created equal, not everyone can defend themselves against another by simply using their hands. The folks over at Prepared Gun Owners put out an interesting article on this topic:
“To put it simply: the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. Full stop. No exceptions. And, just to be clear, the Second Amendment did not place any limitation on the definition of “arms.” This means, for those who aren’t familiar with a dictionary, that any weapon is allowed Constitutionally.”
They go on to make another great point:
“ANYONE CAN KILL ANYONE WITH A GUN. THAT IS ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF WEAPONS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALIZE, HOWEVER, THAT GUNS HAVE SAVED FAR MORE LIVES THAN THEY HAVE ENDED. STUDIES SHOW THAT THERE ARE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 500,000 TO 3 MILLION DEFENSIVE GUN USES PER YEAR IN AMERICA.”
Guns are not active and do not make decisions, nor do they load themselves. Therefore, they cannot be held responsible for actions.
However, they should be available to all who need them.
“The threat of immediate lethal force is a powerful deterrent to crime.”
Everyone, in America, should have the right to defend themselves and that means the right to bear arms. If you’re a 115lb lady you shouldn’t be expected to defend yourself, with just your bare hands, against a 250lb man who’s trained in martial arts, should you?