Saturday, July 21, 2012

The thing about gun laws

In the light of the craziness in Colorado, of course lots of people are up in arms about gun laws and why they aren't as strict (or why they are overly strict). Whenever the conversation about gun laws in this country come up i always like to look to Chicago, but we'll get to that in a moment.

The thing about gun laws is this, no matter how strict or how loose they are, they don't actually protect anyone. If any old body is legally allowed to carry a gun, you get situations like the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman fiasco.
Sidenote: have you guys been keeping up with the story? Did ya'll hear that fool get on national tv and say that he did nothing wrong, there is nothing he'd do differently in retrospect, that he doesn't regret following Trayvon or getting out of his car to pursue him that night and (and this is the kicker) that it was "God's will" and who is he to question it. SMMFH.
 I suppose you have the piece of mind that you're "protected" because you have a weapon in case of an emergency but in order for that to be the case, 1- you kinda need to know that danger is around ahead of time so you can get the drop on whomever is attacking you; 2- you can't get panicky in a hostile situation. For instance with the situation in Colorado, that dude threw tear gas in an already dark and crowded theater. Can you imagine the additional freaking chaos that would ensue if EVERYONE in that theater had a gun and decided to use it? I can assure you there'd be a hell of a lot more casualties and injuries. Not to mention with all that commotion, if the police had to make the decision to gun someone down, everyone shooting just made the list of likely suspects.

Now say we do the reverse and say no one can have a gun. Well that could work, most honest well to do citizens would obey the law. There is just one problem though... most people who use guns to commit felonies probably aren't concerned with what the law says. And this is really where I reference the activities of the folks over in Chicago and just to set the mood i give you this quote: "In the hood, summertime is the killin season. Its hot out this bitch, that's a good enough reason." -
June 2012: 8 killed, 43 wounded over the weekend
October 2011: 3 killed, 17 injured overnight
March 2011: 1 killed, at least 19 shot over a warm weekend

Yeah, Chicago is pretty much the poster child of why gun bans do not work. Not to mention that buying a gun (legally or illegally) is easy as hell. Plus the argument that with gun bans in place, everyone knows (well assumes) that you don't have a gun...increasing the likelihood that those who are up to no good are going to increase their nogoodnik behavior because there are few repercussions. *kanye shrug*

The whole gun control thing is a no-win situation from where i'm sitting but if you have suggestions. thoughts or opinions, i'm sure there are tons of people eager to hear 'em!

Just for kicks lol

This wasn't how i planned to break my silence but yeah...there it is. Going back to lurking for a lil while, but i'll be back with proper gist eventually.