I enjoy reading newspaper headlines about kids going into their schools and shooting and killing lots of innocent students, of disgruntled mailmen shooting their co-workers, nutsos going into darkened theaters and blasting away or bank robbers, thieves, killers and nutsos, shooting everybody---NOT.
The initials NRA in case you don’t know stands for, National Rifle Association, their motto is ‘guns don’t kill people, people do’, what great logic, give a wacko nutso a fully loaded carbine and he wouldn’t go out and shoot anybody, no he’ll just put it on his mantelpiece, and show it to his friends while they’re playing canasta. Unfortunately for you and me, the living, the NRA is protected by the constitution of this fair land, every American has the right to bear arms, it says so right there in the Constitution. No way to get around that, and I doubt very much if it will ever be amended anytime ever.
The Constitution was written about 230 years ago, it was a time when it was necessary to own a gun. Mainly for hunting to get one’s dinner, and also it was a time when nations were building empires around the globe, so when our nation was formed it had a lot of potential enemies, and at that time we had no standing army. Guns then were just one shot weapons, you had to be very fast at loading them just to get three shots off in a minute, and they weren’t very accurate, nor as deadly as our modern guns are today.
Today’s world is much, much different. National boundaries have all been set, there is no more empire building, we have a standing Army, Navy and Air-Force to protect us. We also have an internal police force in every city, to protect individuals against the nutsos in our society, so owning a gun is not really needed. I’d like to see a fully armed NRA member stand up and fight against an invading modern army, wouldn’t be much of a contest. But, let’s face it, we’re never going to outlaw gun ownership, too many out there already and there’s just too much money to be made selling them. But I wonder, why it is that it’s so easy to buy one? No where in the Constitution does it say that it should be easy to get one, it just says that you have the right to bear arms.
I have in my wallet a card that permits me to drive on our nation’s highways and byways, my driver’s license. It has my photo on it, my name and my address on it, I have to take a written test to get it, and an eye examine, and I have to prove that I know how to drive by taking a driving test. A car license is something I need, a gun I don’t. So why is it that these same requirements can not be applied to owning a gun? It wouldn’t stop you from owning a gun. Why not require gun owners to have their photo taken, have them pass a written test on gun safety or maybe have to take some class time, and take them out back of the gun store to see if they even know how to operate a gun. Every gun made should also have a ballistics test fire, so that when a bullet shows up in the body of a convenience store teller it can be traced to the exact gun it came from. Why not? Sounds like a simple sane way to license gun ownership to me.
Somebody please tell me why it is that I have so many restrictions on me when I own a car or when I drive a car? Gun owners have almost no restrictions on them. You know it’s pretty hard for me to hide in the bushes when I’m driving a Ford or a Chevy, and I doubt every much if I could sneak up behind you when I’m driving. Also I doubt if I can kill you with my car when I’m a block away, or drop my car on you when I’m in a third floor apartment.....