Today is the Day to Talk about Gun Control
Today is a tragic day for America. Today is one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, a gunman opened fire Friday in a Connecticut elementary school, killing 26 people, 20 of them children, police said. Police recovered three weapons from the scene: a semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, a source with knowledge of the investigation said.
With this mass shooting in Connecticut brings about another round of debate about gun control. People on both sides are torn about gun control. Some are saying we need to wait until the parent’s of the victims have enough time to grieve over their loss but some are saying the more we wait the harder it will be to bring this issue up to debate. Today is the day to talk about gun control. Why should we stay silent on this issue anymore? When is that right time to talk about gun control? Even if you are not an avid for gun control you could be have been one of those parents today and is that when you are going to finally talk, when it happens close to to you?
How many people have to be killed before we can talk about gun control? How many shootings have to happen before we can talk about gun control? Here are all of the major shootings that have happened
Dec 14 – A shooter opens fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Oct 21 – Three people are killed in a Milwaukee area spa by gunman, who then killed himself.
Sep 27 – A gunman kills five people in a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis sign company.
Aug 24 – Two people are killed and eight wounded in a shooting outside the Empire State Building.
Aug 5 – A gunman kills six people during Sunday services at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Jul 20 – A masked gunman kills 12 people and wounds 58 when he opens fire at “The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado
Apr 2 – A gunman kills seven people and wounds three in a shooting rampage at a Christian college in Oakland.
It’s OK to own guns, assault weapons should be in the hands of our troops or stay on the battlefield! Now we know that we can never stop illegal guns from falling into the wrong hands but if we want to get serious on gun violence then we need to get serious on gun laws. When the American founding fathers enshrined the right to bear arms, it took their Muskets 30 seconds to one minute to reload a single shot. George Washington never imaged that technology on guns would evolve to this degree where semi-automatic pistols fire as fast as you can pull the trigger. We can’t hide behind the second amendment rights anymore it’s time to update the second amendment into the 21st century. America is changing, guns are getting into the hands of children and deranged peoiple who don’t need to have access to guns. Aren’t laws meant to be updated to reflect modern realities? There will always be sick people, but sick people getting their hands on semis and assault weapons shouldn’t be allowed to happen. It should be difficult to get a gun. The public will still be able to get guns but what’s so wrong with making this a strict process? The second amendment was created to allow the public to protect themselves from invasion. We are not being invaded. Chris Rock said it best
You don’t need no gun control, you know what you need? We need some bullet control. Men, we need to control the bullets, that’s right. I think all bullets should cost five thousand dollars… five thousand dollars per bullet… You know why? Cause if a bullet cost five thousand dollars there would be no more innocent bystanders.
Yeah! Every time somebody get shut we’d say, ‘Damn, he must have done something … Shit, he’s got fifty thousand dollars worth of bullets in his ass.’
And people would think before they killed somebody if a bullet cost five thousand dollars.
If you don’t want gun control well let’s get ammunition control. Because the NRA said “Guns don’t kill people people do”