Sunday, May 13, 2018

"Guns and Irresponsibility"


         How many more people must suffer like 17 students in Parkland on Valentine’s Day? Now is the time to talk about guns and responsibility.
         
         There has been a hot debate sine the events of Parkland and just recently what happened outside of YouTube headquarters just this past week, the debate about Guns and Weapons heated up again but the issue may be more than just about the presence of guns, but the lack of responsibility when it comes to guns and weapons. This is not about the need for comprehensive gun control to make sure that such deadly weapons do not fall in the hands of the wrong people, but to educate the people who plan or already have guns and rifles in their ownership to express adamant responsibility for a deadly weapon.

        The prevalence of firearms in the civilian population market does indeed have the understanding that some of the safeguards used to check who is eligible to purchase a firearm should also have to undergo training with a firearm with a police observer to make sure that the purchase is responsible for the ownership of the firearm, registering a firearm to a owner should be like the ownership of a car, the person who’s name on the registration should be wholly responsible and equally responsible for the use of the firearm should it be used in a crime or criminal action. The concept of gun show sales should be prohibited, but guns shows themselves to show and advertise their firearms is perfectly fine because the companies do need to show the latest weapons for public purchase from licensed firearm retailers and display vintage weapons like WWII era weapons. The private sale as well as cracking down on black market weapon sales should be outlawed outside of a licensed retailer and if they wanted to sell a weapon between two individual parties, it should be done in a weapon store under the supervision of police officer or at a police station where a background check can be done on site…like they do for Craigslist purchases between two in person parties.

        The lack of responsibility for a deadly weapon like a gun or rifle in society by brandishing them is risky in most situations where people gather that may not have a weapon as well as the intentions of the handler might be questionable because each person has their own intention or could be associated with a group that is hostile towards certain groups of people, but proper training and psych profile is needed when background checks are conducted. As for Former Justice Stevens statement about maybe needing to repeal the Second Amendment, that may not be necessary unless the level of irresponsibility becomes just blatant negligence and even more people are victims of gun violence starts to skyrocket in every part of the country, but sensible gun laws, strict checks on buyers, and have all sales public and private only be allowed to take effect in gun shops. By only allowing sales in licensed gun shops, we can make sure the person buying the gun or rifle is authorized by law enforcement to handle a weapon.

       As for the violence involving guns, it is time to stop placing the blame on other factors like video games and the weapons themselves. Guns are not living breathing human beings, they are deadly weapons that have the effect of taking lives in the wrong hands. We have lost too many lives due to gun violence at the hands of people who should not have the weapons to begin with. Some have placed the value of their weapons over the lives of other human beings. Since when did a weapon have more of a right to exist than our children?

       Speaking of irresponsibility with guns is the guy who shot four people in Waffle House was supposed to not have any weapons and his own father gave him his weapon back, therefore we must reflect on the responsibility of firearms. Holding the father equally responsible for the use of the firearm his son should have never has is the best course of action by the law enforcement and legal professionals who may have come to realize the only way we can deal with gun violence by holding the person who committed the crime and the person who owns the firearm responsible for the crime.
Another thing to make people safe in public is to ban the presence of firearms on anyone other than law enforcement and military. No one should be carrying with an assault rifle in the general public, try concealing an assault rifle under your clothes. Not Easy.

2 comments:

  1. I'm not opposed to guns. You know our family. I grew up with uncles and cousins who had guns, just like Dad did.

    I'm opposed to idiots having guns.

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  2. There was once a time when the NRA talked about gun responsibility and regulation.

    Then it got hijacked by libertarians.

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