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Campus Shootings Stimulates Debates

by Credo (writer), I practice living in the Spirit, April 19, 2007


The campus shooting in the Virginia Tech University has once again raised questions about gun control. A number of US citizens are especially taking issue with the views of Kiwis in this debate and some are strongly justifying their "right to bear arms."

A gunman opened fire Monday, killing 32 people in what is known as the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history. Although this massacre ended when the gunman committed suicide the tragedy had just begun for the victim’s families and loved ones who now have to struggle with the knowledge that they may never see their friend, son, or daughter again in this life.
Although it seems too early to talk about the issue of gun control (we should be paying homage to the victim’s families during this time) we continue to argue over an issue that is long and historically seasoned by the previous occurrences such as the Columbine High bloodbath near Littleton, Colo. On April 20, 1999, two teenagers killed 12 fellow students and a teacher before taking their own lives or in 1966 at the University of Texas at Austin, where Charles Whitman climbed the clock tower and opened fire with a rifle from the 28th-floor observation deck. He killed 16 people before he was shot to death by police.

We must not lose site of the fact that while we huddle in groups pro or con we debate over an issue that was decided by the forefathers of this great country. They had decided to bear arms because they were aware that we may be called to defend our way of life some day within the boarders of this continent, under the blue skies of America against a foreign occupying entity. I am sure that these issues were taken into consideration during the orchestration of these laws by the forefathers, yet they had conceded to the notion that they were setting up a government for and by the people and it was a grave possibility that we may also be called to defend ourselves against that same government that they had birth by the constitution.

The issue of gun control is a manufactured concern as if to say that these young minds who had murdered so many other young people were the minds of innocents and torment. They were the product of our society, which says that we need to look closer at our social paradigms. To react to these circumstances by getting rid of the entire weapon assemblage within our society only opens everyone up to even more dangerous circumstances, but it will never discouraged the problems that exist within our society. Getting rid of the guns is not the answer to correcting the minds which wheels these weapons, it in not a solution to healing the wounded or the survivors of tragedies like these. And if we are to regulate guns then it must never be conducted by a government agency, it must be conducted by the people for the people, to ensure the protections that the forefathers held dear for all of Americans. Should the government wheeled and control all weapons in and around the world they would be the only ones on the face of the planet with weapons of mass destruction and the only ones able to lose there minds killing thousands of people without protest. It is plain to see as plain as the Waco victims who were killed during an ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms ) raid on a church which left over 80 people burned to death (men, women and children). The Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms task force arrived there with guns, tanks and helicopters just to arrest one man, and before it was all said and done they had murdered many families. I ask you; Who regulates them and who cries out for such gun control for them (ATF and the government)? Hitler seems to have solved the gun control issues in his country, look at his use of power and then imagine that happening here, it would be a nightmare.

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By Credo on April 19, 2007 at 04:11 am
Please excuse me for being one of the new guys on the scene and permit me the opportunity to thank you personally as my first critic. Thank you with sincere hopes of satisfying you in the future. Credo
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