Gun control is a joke

If you were to talk to a member of the NRA, you would hear every argument in the book as to why guns are important in our society. However, “every argument in the book,” usually translates into “It’s my right to own a gun,” “I want to protect my family,” or “I loves to hunt me some deer.” No one ever talks about other people’s right to not be shot. What about that particular right – you know, the one about the right to life???
I don’t understand why guns are legal to own. It makes no sense in my mind. Firearms are harbingers of death; it’s as simple as that. Whether you’re a hunter in Alberta or some guy living in the city who feels the need to “be safe”, the use of your gun has no other intention but to cause death. Be it to a moose or some guy trying to steal your computer.
Every time there’s a school shooting, the focus is on how to prevent tragedies like it from happening again. You know what the easiest way is to prevent these nutjobs from shooting up schools? Make it illegal to sell and manufacture firearms in Canada. Granted, not every gun is going to disappear from circulation, but it’s a start. The young students at Dawson College might not have had to run for their lives had there been a ban in place. The weapons used against the students at Dawson, Columbine, and Virginia Tech was all purchased legally at gun shows or retail outlets. When it’s your goal to go down in a hail of gunfire, it doesn’t really matter if your weapons can be traced back to you or not.
One of the main reasons why I believe that guns should be banned outright, is that they play no role in the benefit of society. I truly believe that firearms are holding us back as a civilization. The only people I believe that should be able to carry guns are the police and the military. They are the ones, after all, whose job it is to protect us, the people. I’ll admit, sometimes they do a lousy job of it, but I’d gladly hand a gun over to a cop, over some random guy in the street any day.
That’s the worst part- people walk around with these things. I was watching a highlight clip on Sportscenter one night where they showed a fan at a baseball game who wound up exposing a piece stuck into his belt. At a BASEBALL GAME! What was he doing, making sure the umps were up to snuff?
As someone who has had a gun pointed at his chest, this is somewhat of a touchy subject for me. I’ve experienced first hand the fear and terror caused by someone pointing a gun at you. It is not pleasant, and I’m sure that if everyone who wanted to own a gun had to go through that kind of experience, they would definitely think twice. I know I would.
When I talk about a hunter’s use of guns in this story, it’s not to portray them as being as ruthless as the people that storm schools with semi-automatic rifles. I’m just pointing out the fact that they have the means to take life, and that no one should have that ability based on what they bought at Wal-Mart.
What bothers me the most is how easy it is for someone to obtain a handgun. One of the weapons used by that disgrace to humanity Kimveer Gill was a Glock 9mm pistol. I don’t know if you’ve seen clips of those things on the Internet, but they can do some serious damage. If, as a result of reading this, you decide to actually look at some footage, ask yourself while watching, “What purpose does this really serve? Would I really need something as powerful as this to protect myself?” The answer is, quite simply, no. You don’t. No one does.

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