Is there a win here for anybody, really? There comes a time when the futility and waste of resources becomes a liability. I think we may have arrived at that place with gun control.
We can argue and cite every law on the books but in the end, the degree of any crime committed is directly related to the perpetrator’s desire and resolve. The sad and simple truth is we cannot stop the most determined among them. Guns will always be available through many channels and bad people will always have them. The challenge to remove the criminal element is simply impossible.
The long lines at pro-gun rallies, gun shows and gun stores should be evidence enough that folks want to have guns and are willing to pay the price. On the news one night, they showed people lining up as early as four hours before the stores/events opened. Gun sales are off the hook and that is to be expected, but they are driven by misinformation and media hype.
Again, the media drives everything and no longer recognizes the division between fact and fiction: “Journalistic integrity” has never suffered so greatly. A few otherwise intelligent individuals have fallen prey to the hysteria surrounding this issue and are overreacting. Just read some of the letters and comments in this publication.
The president is not taking away your Second Amendment right to own a gun, and could not do so even if that is what he wanted. Some very simple research should assuage your fears.
With regard to guns, the worst thing in the world is having kids getting a hold of them. The second worst thing is attempting to defend yourself and realizing you cannot. There needs to be proper registration, training, licensing and ongoing certification renewals for every gun-owning citizen.
The awesome task of responsible gun ownership has never been as relevant as it is now.