We were talking about gun laws back in highschool in my government class one day. The teacher went over the bill of rights and a student said, "don't you mean that gun ownership is a privilege and not truly a right" the teacher agreed.
I want to punch the kid and the teacher in the face.
A few months ago one of my friends brought his friend around and we got into it over pistols and concealed handgun licenses. My stand on them is, "fine, if you want to carry them in public..that's fine with me but I won't. I won't because I tend to think that pistols are pointless (to an extent). I would rather protect my family/house/car with a shotgun." well, this friend got very heated when i said that and said, "if i didnt have my concealed license then I wouldve been dead many times already" I just looked at him and said that he needs to stop going places that he shouldnt be going and that if youve used your concealed license then the cops must have been involved and he said they werent.....which means who cares if you have you concealed license anyways. well, a few months pass and I get a phone call from my friend and he said that his friend had shot himself in his parents front yard the night before.
I own many guns, I hunt every year, I dont have a single want to pull a gun on another human. I can promise you though, if somebody is in my house or going after my family, I will not think twice about pulling a gun out.
Everybody is saying that video games and other things did this....bullcrap. I have played grand theft auto since the first one came out. I havent ever had the urge to shoot someone. I have played Modern warfare online since the getgo...never had the urge to pull a gun on somebody. If they are certain that its video games, then the government needs to get on xbox live and arrest every single person that logs on to play war games because they must have the urge to shoot other humans.
as far as the topic....gun control.
should there be gun control? yes, most definately.
should guns just be given out? no.
should guns be registered? yes
will a killer buy a gun and register it in their name and then go kill somebody? no
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