It breaks my heart every time I hear about another shooting no matter if it’s at a school, mall or private dwelling.
The damage is devastating at so many levels when a shooting takes place, not just for those directly involved but for the community involved and for the entire country. It’s not right that kids worry about being safe at school or some teachers feel the need to carry a gun in the classroom.
Some people are voicing their opinions and saying that we need more laws or no guns; that we should make it harder for everyone to buy guns and ammunition to the point of making all of it illegal. On the opposite side the supporters of guns state that it’s a right to have any type of gun based on the 2nd Amendment. People have the right to protect themselves.
I stand somewhere in the middle.
I agree that it’s our right to bear arms. As for the 2nd Amendment, when our forefathers on Dec. 15, 1791 wrote, “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,” I don’t believe that they intended for assault rifles, that spew a mass quantity of bullets would be the type of “Arms” an average citizen would have or even be made.
I don’t feel, for example, that bump stocks should be available to the average citizen. I do believe that the average citizen should be allowed to have guns.
I heard someone say once that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. If you make all guns illegal to everyone, bad people will still get guns and good people will not have any.
I don’t have the answers to the problem but one thing I do know, don’t punish the innocent as we move forward.