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Is More Gun Control The Answer

by Lawrence Edward Hinchee 10 months ago in opinion

I say NO

As we endure yet more mass shootings, liberal politicians and pundits are screaming for more gun control. But is this really the answer? I say no.

There is a reason I say no which should really make you scratch your head. After the shootings in Colorado and Atlanta these last two weeks the all familiar term "assault rifle" starts to be used. Well a regular citizen cannot own an assault rifle without permission from the ATF. The most popular weapon used in these shootings is the AR-15, which is not an assault rifle. In order to be classified as such it has to have as firing selections, safe, semi-automatic and automatic. It only has safe and fire, which means you can only fire one round at a time. The AR in front of the number doesn't stand for Automatic Rifle either. That is also a huge misconception, it stands for armoilite rifle, which was the first company to build these rifles. The were built to resemble the rifles American soldiers carried in Vietnam.

Why have there been so many school shootings over the years? It is a simple explanation. In 1994, Joe Biden introduced legislation making all schools gun free zones, thus making them easy prey. People know that schools are now a soft target. I remember as a child going to school, our principal had a shotgun in a rack in the back of his pick-up truck. We had no school shootings back then.

Another reason I say additional gun control measures won't work is because criminals don't obey the laws. They buy guns that are stolen from another person on the street corner or in an apartment. That is fact, so whose rights are you restricting after you apply these restrictions? The law abiding gun owners are the ones who suffer from this.

There is another reason why gun control isn't in the best interest of our country. The historical effects of disarming citizens. In the 1930's Hitler disarmed all of Germany and it's citizens had no way to fight back against a Tyrannical government. Mussolini disarmed his citizens and killed millions, as did Stalin and Xo. But lets disarm American citizens.

In World War 2 the Japanese wanted to attack us from California eastward because they knew we didn't have any units ready until the Mississippi River. They were soon dissuaded by their emperor when he said there would be a gun behind every blade of grass. Hunting licenses sold in Wisconsin was 550,000, Michigan 350,000 get the picture?

Our forefathers knew a tyrannical government could trample the rights of a citizen so they added this to the constitution. The second amendment, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. What part of shall not be infringed don't people understand? I also, have the right to defend my life and property from burglars and thieves breaking into my house. Since it takes police with a 911 call nearly fifteen minutes to respond. So why does the government and liberals want to restrict or limit my rights because some nut shoots up a grocery store, movie theater, or school? Our freedoms were obtained by the belief in a higher power, guns and guts. Many generations have fought to keep these rights, even if they didn't support the second amendment.

The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow police officers to disarm American citizens by force. If you are the spouse of a cop do you them killed trying perform an un-constitutional order? What if he uses the military? When I enlisted it said the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.

More Americans are killed in automobile accidents each year than by a mass shooting. I am a gun owner and I am responsible with my fire arms. When my grandchildren visit, I put trigger locks on all weapons except the one I use for home defense. So, why restrict my rights because you don't think anyone should own firearms, or to make you feel better? Remember the best defense for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Let's run this scenario. You are driving down the road and see a criminal standing over an officer with a gun about to shoot and kill them. You think I wish someone would help that officer, but you have disarmed all law abiding citizens and they are powerless to do anything. But a good guy with a gun could shoot and kill the suspect.

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Lawrence Edward Hinchee

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