The price we pay for permanent solutions
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 01:09
The topic of gun rights always gets debated at a time like this. James Holmes acquired his guns legally, so this topic is even more amplified. It’s the person behind the gun that pulls the trigger and they’re the ones to blame for murders, not guns. I think, though, that a gun over time can alter a person’s mentality, building a power ego that should be humbled and not let out of control.
For example, police officers continuously walk around with supreme power of the badge and gun on their hips, inches away from their hands, and they’re the most arrogant people on the planet. If the government is allowed to own a gun I should be allowed to own a gun, but guns are scary and loud, and can be used to kill.
I think we should be allowed to own guns in our homes, but not be allowed to carry around a concealed weapon. Could you imagine everyone walking around with a gun and a power ego?
Americans are lazy; they protect themselves with guns as a quick solution, with a permanently fatal bullet that can’t be undone. Whatever happened to protecting yourself with fists or something less lethal? Go learn Krav Maga or Brazilian jiu-jitsu or carry around a bat or billy club. Even with a zombie apocalypse the guys in Shaun Of The Dead protected themselves most of the movie without guns. Yeah, that’s a fictional movie, but they still kicked ass protecting themselves with cricket bats and automobiles.
Life-ending solutions are not the answer. Most of the world is full of lovers, not fighters; let’s embrace life instead of end it. Whatever happened to rubber bullets? A nonlethal alternative is widely used in places like Northern Ireland.
Handicapped people should be the exception to the rule. If they can’t physically protect themselves with alternative methods, they should be allowed to carry a concealed gun with rubber bullets. Cops should only use rubber bullets as well, unless they’re SWAT, or John McLane.
Personally, I like going to the shooting range every once in a while to shoot clay discs, which is safe and okay. People should spend a lot more time away from guns, than with them. Do the world a favor and go hold a teddy bear, pick a flower and smell it, and go kiss an adorable baby.