More gun control? Not for me
I am not wanting to upset or offend anyone but this has been on my mind for several days. The recent shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon as well as other places has opened up the debate once again on gun control. The President of the United States was quick to state that we need tougher gun control laws and I honestly disagree. Taking guns out of the hands of everyday citizens is not going to cure the problem. Criminals aren't going to follow the law and that's who is committing these crimes. No, they may not have had a criminal record in the past but they still did the crime. I just don't believe that taking the rights of gun owners away works. In my opinion, telling a criminal that they can't do something...well, they won't do the trick. I mean, you tell a criminal not to do something, are they really going to listen? probably not. But what if you tell a common citizen? Chances are that they won't want to break a law or risk going to jail. So if you take guns away from the average person and the criminals are the only ones, is anyone being protected? We have tough enough laws on the books already...the fact that they aren't being enforced continues to be a problem...taking away rights from gun owners won't cure this problem.