Monday, December 17, 2012

Should Isn't Enough

We should have the right to bear arms.

We should have the right to protect ourselves from dangerous mentally ill people.

We should, as a society, make the effort to understand mental illness and help those in need.

We should have stricter laws regarding requirements for purchasing combat weapons and licenses.

We should not force teachers to keep weapons in a school for so many obvious reasons I can't believe I even had to type that.

We should force teachers to consider special counseling for students who have a difficult time socially.

We should make an effort to learn from our history and take steps to avoid repeating it.

I want to be able to defend myself against a serial killer coming after me but I don't see why I need an assault weapon for that. I don't see why any average citizen needs access to assault weapons. Adam Lanza's mother owned five different weapons she could have used to protect herself but that didn't stop her from getting shot in the face. What she really needed was help in treating her son. Clearly we are doing something wrong here as a society.

That's all I'm going to say on the subject and this is the only place I will be saying it.


Mike said...

'What she really needed was help in treating her son.'


Gary's third pottery blog said...

what the USA needs is a LOT fewer guns, no question about that

Reb said...

I've always wondered why people felt the need to own their own guns. I am astounded that people feel the need to own an assault rifle. Both of our countries need to provide more help in the mental health arena.

Good post.

LL said...

One could argue that we should make murder illegal... but it already is and that doesn't stop it from happening...

Glad to see you darlin'!

Knight said...

Mike- Yeah, that was my main point.

Gary- Maybe so but I personally start thinking about 1984 and the Holocaust and the stories of women stalked back to their homes who were raped and stabbed to death. I want to be able to protect myself.

Reb- Can you imagine if everyone had an assault rifle? We would have a lot less mouths to feed.

LL- I didn't say anything about making anything illegal.

Raaga said...

I totally and wholly agree with your post but tell a woman who gets raped in a dark alley in New York City that she doesn't need a gun to be protected against the rapist. Then again, if a woman can get a gun more easily than a man under the stance of being potentially raped, that gives room for gender discrimination. Adam Lanza's mother died and there was literally nothing that could have prevented that other than her being in another place at the time of her death. If a person is psycho and has the latent capacity to kill someone, nothing can stop them.

BSOB said...

Hey Sweet pea. Miss ya. its snowy up here

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Knight, I am with you 100%.

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