I’ve been contemplating on whether or not I should voice my opinion about the recent heinous act. So, I said what the heck, everybody else has!
The weapon is being blamed for this. The weapon itself is not the murderer. The person who pulled the trigger is. Responsible gun owners and domestic terrorists are two completely different things…Let’s not get them confused.
Question is, why haven’t we banned cell phones, alcohol, cars, bombs, knives? They kill people too. Wait, no, the person who was on the cell phone driving killed a person or persons by not paying attention to the road instead, the person driving drunk who drove the car into head on collision, the person who built the bomb who blew up a block, the person wielding the knife…so we should only ban guns? Because it’s in the amendment?
People will purchase a gun WITHOUT going through the proper way. Responsible, law abiding citizens don’t. There are people who drive WITHOUT a license everyday. Responsible, law abiding citizens don’t.
People will continue to talk and text while driving and potentially cause a fatal accident. Responsible, law abiding citizens don’t. People will continue to drive while intoxicated. Responsible, law abiding citizens will have a DD. Drugs are illegal and banned. We see how well that goes.
There are law abiding citizens who have successfully defended their unalienated rights without having to pull the trigger. There are millions of gun owners that go every single day without having to utilize their weapon. The weapon itself is not the murderer. You have to understand there will always be evil in this world. And if there was a concealed licensed holder that had his or her firearm at the establishment the loss of life would have been drastically less. It would not have taken an armored vehicle busting through the wall to remove the threat while the perp was holding 30 people hostage. This particular area was a no gun zone which meant that the off-duty officer that was there would not have been able to carry his firearm. It goes to show the people that gun-free zones usually only hurt the law abiding citizens.
Owning an automatic weapon legally, requires federal paperwork that takes an average of 18 months to be approved. Every time you want to purchase a gun legally, there is paperwork you have to fill out and if you haven’t been vetted by the federal government, i. e. CHL, security guards, police officers, including military, you still have to fill out paperwork that is called into a federal agency to see if you are legally able to own a weapon. That is for any non automatic weapon.
So please can we get off the guns sack for a minute and and focus on the real killer?