I’ve gotten into a few jousting matches in the last week regarding gun control, or my statements that I, personally, will likely never need to own a gun. I believe my statement was something like, “I live in San Jose and cannot go hunting at the park where my kids play, and since I don’t feel a need to pack heat when I go grocery shopping, my desire for a Glock is less than minimal.” Apparently this is blasphemy for some. Guess what – gun ownership beliefs do not define political beliefs any more than your religion, or lack thereof!
Let me clear some things up:
1) I am not against gun control in that I feel people should be able to own a firearm. I do not see a need however, for any private citizen to own an assault weapon or any other weapon that fires more than a single bullet per trigger squeeze.
2) I agree with the statement that “guns don’t kill people, people do,” as much as I agree with the statement, “needles don’t inject heroin; addicts do.”
3) Other than target practice, a handgun does not have much use for a private citizen, since you are not going duck hunting with a Glock.
Dirty Harry needs a gun, I don't
Guns don’t kill people, people kill people – stupid people with guns
Since there are a lot of right-winged yahoos out there who think that anyone who thinks like me cannot be a registered Republican, here is a thought…in fact a solution for the rampant crime in our cities that comes from guns…I mean people, since guns cannot think or commit crimes. Ready, Charlton Heston followers…here goes:
Moving forward (that means from this point on, for you under-educated folk), all handguns sold in this country will be test-fired upon sale, and that bullet and accompanying ballistics will be entered into a data base. Ballistics, for those who are not familiar with the term, is like a gun’s fingerprints.
With the gun’s fingerprint on file, it will be less likely that a gun owner will be inclined to commit a crime. Ah, but what if the gun is “lost” or stolen, and “another person” does something unsavory with this gun, you ask? Well, maybe you don’t have the gun anymore, but at least if a crime is committed and a bullet recovered, we know where to start the search for the criminal – your front door.
My idea still gives you Second Amendment rights, but may help solve crimes as older guns fall by the wayside. So go ahead, let me have it…any argument for gun ownership other than hunting, target practice or protecting a home isn’t going to get very far!