I doubt there is one person in this country or else on this earth who heard about the events of December 14th and who hasn’t been affected more or less. And like everyone else I want to voice my opinion. You may agree or disagree with it, but remember: this is MY opinion.
Coming from Romania, a country where there were NO guns whatsoever (unless one was part of the military) I grew up not knowing much about them, therefore fearing them. We did not have partisans, drug cartels or a black market for guns. Nothing. For those committing crimes Romania’s law was very clear: death penalty. Sounds like a crime free environment? Sounds like an ideal place to live?
And yet … crimes happened. People were killed. Stabbing, beating, strangling, pouring gasoline on someone… criminals were always resourceful when it came to how to kill. I remember reading about the serial killer who liked to rape and then strangle women leaving work after the late shift. I remember reading about a son killing both his parents using an axe. I remember reading about a teenage mother who stuffed her baby girl in a grocery plastic bag suffocating her then throwing the bag in a dumpster. I remember about all those hideous crimes committed not with guns. We were NOT a crime free country.
The same was valid for all the other countries around us, also part of the communist block with the same gun law and death penalty in place.
In looking back I wish we had guns. Guns to protect us from a government who hated its own nation, starving it, controlling it, and brainwashing it. Had we have guns we would’ve fought for our freedom and free ourselves from the communists.
People, let me tell you this: it’s not the gun that kills—it’s the SICK individual pulling the trigger. If we ban guns let’s ban knives or any sharp object, ropes, gasoline, stones/rocks, even grocery bags and any object someone could use as a crime tool. In any crime committed in the States or elsewhere your common denominator is the (in) human NOT the object with which the crime was committed.
Stop being so narrow-minded and begin talking about the elephant in the room; it breathes, eats, sleeps, dresses, and walks like any one around you. He/she only choses to be different: a criminal.