First off, I want to say how my heart breaks for the people of Orlando with the shooting that happened yesterday. This was most definitely a tragedy that will be remembered for many years to come. My heart is breaking for those that lost their lives and their families. My prayers and thoughts go to those who are recovering and survived this tragedy.
Now, for the reason of this post. I'm fairly certain that I will receive some nasty hate mail after this and I am ready.
It really angers me that after something like this happens the government starts talking about gun control yet again. Yes, I do agree with my 2nd amendment right to bear arms. I always have and I always will. I think Ronnie Dunn said it best though in his post on Facebook.
What people don't seem to understand is that if our guns are taken away, only the criminals will have them. Who will protect us then? When someone puts a gun to your face, more than likely the police (who do their jobs to the best of their ability, in my opinion) will not be there in time to save you.
If one the other hand, you own (and know how to use (ahh..yes a stipulation)) a gun, you can likely save yourself. In this situation, the police would investigate a self-defense shooting rather than a murder (of you).
For this reason alone, we need to keep our right to bear arms. Do we need automatic or high powered guns, maybe not (i'm not sure exactly where I stand on this one), but I can tell you they are fun to shoot.
I guess my point to this post is this, taking away the right to bear arms is a bad idea. Look at drugs for example, they are illegal but people still buy and sell them. The same thing will happen with guns, but it will be the wrong people that are able to carry them and the average citizen (who tried to follow the laws) will be left unprotected. Is this really what is best for America? Personally, I don't think so.....What are your thoughts on this matter?