It bothers me that people, a lot of people, fail to see the real issues with these shootings and other mass killings (cars and bombs also). It is not the tool, we have bombings, vehicles running people down, and yes guns. But it’s the people who commit these crimes.
Who can really logically and reasonably look at these things and not say that MURDER is already illegal and carries the stiffest of sentences, sometimes including death? But that does not stop these evil people from committing these crimes against others. What makes making new gun laws will stop any of this?
People are already jumping on the #guncontrol bandwagon and not thinking but reacting emotionally. We live in a society of laws, many of which were broken by the Las Vegas shooter. Does anyone really think he cared about the laws or consequences? He killed himself at the end of it, knowing full well he would be caught and punished. People are calling for the rescinding of the 2nd Amendment (not knowing how that works obviously) they want more “gun control”. But when asked what law would have prevented this tragic mass murder, they can’t name one except “ban guns”. Which of course will not happen. Thankfully the majority of Americans still understand why we have and need the second amendment.
To those asking for more restrictions, or more laws, or even the outright banning of guns, you cannot legislate evil out of people. You can legislate the ability for good people to be able to defend themselves, you can legislate the possibility of the next nightclub shooter meeting armed resistance instead of people hiding and dying. You can legislate the homeowner being able to defend themselves and their loved ones.
With 300 million guns in the US, you would never be able to legislate them away. It is simply impossible and against our Constitution. And for anyone that knows why we have the 2nd Amendment in the first place you know, that is exactly why we have it, to prevent the Government from taking them away.
So to all of you, anti-gun rights types and all of you that are crying something must be done to stop the killings, I simply say we already have those laws on the books, Murder is illegal, yet it still happens and will continue to happen no matter what laws you try and pass. Until evil is pushed back and things like God, Country, Family become important guides again for our families and country we will continue to see these things happen.
And just as a side note, while the media makes it seem like we are having these things more and more, overall, murder in the US is down by close to 50% over the last 20 years, yet the number of guns and ownership has gone up. Go figure.