Gun Control v Terrorist Control
Given the horrible shootings in Orlando, Florida, my heart is wrenched as the above battle ensues politically. I am angry that there is a battle. Here’s my question.
What private citizen NEEDS an assault weapon that can shoot 50 people at a time?
I live in 2nd amendment territory. Almost everyone owns a gun or rifle of some sort, and many know how to shoot them.
Here in the wilds of Elderwood, CA you might need a rifle to shoot a mountain lion who comes into your yard and stares down at your puppy playing in the yard. Not that it’s ever happened at my house, but I saw a skull 20 years ago at the end of our street as I hiked with students up the foothill. My husband kills a rattlesnake once in a while with the same vigor and enthusiasm of Tim Allen from Home Improvement tried out chain saws.
Woooo Woooo Woooo
More often people shoot squirrels. My cat brings home squirrels. She doesn’t even need a gun to kill them.
I do not know anyone in Elderwood who espouses a need for an assault weapon to kill a snake or even a bear, should they be attacked and need a gun.
Here’s my view. The Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms. Let folks bear the same arms that they used when the Constitution was written. Get the rest of the guns off the streets, and start mass producing the rifles that American soldiers used in the Revolutionary War. That would go a long way to preventing mass shootings, and it would exactly correspond to our Constitutional Rights to bear arms.
Or maybe gun rights advocates would prefer something smaller that one can fit in a purse or back pocket?
Possibly 2nd amendment advocates would want something showier to wave in my face while they spout off their rights. Let’s see if we can find this one at the gun store.
James Madison could have. Who cares what he thought?
OH RIGHT! He WROTE the Constitution.
What do you think? Are you as angry as I am at the political battle that rages over the loss of these Orlando victims? Even if you support the 2nd amendment, do you REALLY think we need assault weapons on the street?