So, I just took some pain killers for the first time in 9 years. I've not been able to walk for about 10 years due to a medical thing and this is the first time Ive ever taken anything for the pain ( which has always been severe ) outside of the 2+ weeks after surgeries needed even 10 years later after a losing the ability to walk.Thought I would rant a little about gun rights because I've lost friends, seen terrible losses and just do not understand any of the mentality towards pro gun rights.
The second amendment says nothing about the rights to lethal arms and it was written by men who would have never expected people to be able to hide machine guns in their jackets and go shoot people, kids in schools or whatever terrible event like that, we are advanced enough as a society to impose non lethal firearms regulations to all firearm manufacturers. As a nation, we've abused guns and they are responsible for the deaths of millions of people over the past few hundred years. If we dont put a stop to this, its only going to get worse, technology is going to get even more easy to issue out to people and those with access to machine guns and high tech arms is only going to get even more problematic. As much as you want to whine, you do not have the right to get drunk and fire your pistol accidentally and have the bullet fly out of your window and into mine next door, you shouldnt have the right to take your gun outside to a movie theater and fire on a poor man sitting in front of you who is a jerk and refuses to shut his phone off, and then tosses popcorn at you. You should not have the right to murder him because you felt threatened by a man tossing popcorn at you.
All bullets should cost $100 a piece, all guns and ammo should be made of a unique one of a kind metal that is able to be detected from a long distance away. People would be rewarded for turning in their guns for these new types with tax breaks, clean swap, lethal guns for non lethal gun of the same type. Trade your shotgun in for a non lethal shotgun ect ect. The only reason to support the 2nd amendment is to make an excuse for your desire to shoot someone and I've not ever heard anyone give me a good reason for owning a gun. There isn't anything you can do to stop someone from walking up to your window while you are sitting on your couch and firing through it, nothing to stop a murder from kicking your door in suddenly and without warning and spraying you while you are sitting at your dinner table, this isn't video games, its not the wild west and guns do not save people in bank robberies or "criminal events" enough to even become a statistic that you can toss a percentage out at "how many crimes were stopped because someone had a gun to stop the bad guy". Shooting the robber is not the right solution, two wrongs dont make a right and despite the person trying to harm you, if you kill them you are equally as bad of a person if you justify it and boast that "you own a gun, if that guy comes here imma shoot him". There will never be a zombie apocalypse, doomsday prepping is a terrible idea because all your friends know you are prepared most likely and having tons of food near and lots of guns stashed away with 10,000 rounds isn't going to stop the radiation from killing you in a few weeks or months. Seriously. Sorry for the drug induced rant haha. I am so tired of this nonsense. I hear the excuse "well the government wants to take our guns away so i need to have a lot of guns here to defend myself from them if this happens"
seriously, if the government wants to take your guns away, they will and they will do so silently while you are sleeping, they will make a list of everyone who bought a machine gun or high calibur dangerous weapons and silently take you out if they ever wanted to do that or needed to do that, they will snipe you through your windows from a mile away or send 500 swat members to your house. So, I see no reason to owning a lethal gun if tazers are so cheaply made, so effective and easily concealed. They make grown men pee themselves and killing someone outright isnt the right way.
I realize that robbery is a terrible thing and scary when the person walks in with a gun and waves it at you, as a victim of that I understand it, but I also understand that a lot of them are kids, young people or desperate people, another percent wants to harm you, a large percent doesnt and went there without the intent to harm anyone. I see that is hard to accept for most, but its true. The young kid in a mask waving a gun at the gas station clerk doesnt deserve to be shot to death if non lethal methods exist now that can make sure he gets arrested instead and spends a few days in the hospital if need be.
Shooting someone doesn't make you any better even if they were trying to hurt you. Sorry again for this rant, this issue bothers me. I dont even think police should have lethal arms, only soldiers and special tactical units. I wish this mentality of needing to kill the bad guy would be removed from the world. Its not the right way. We need to be better than this, do better and be better than the person who is trying to hurt us. Two wrongs never make a right.