Guns equal death

This post is for everyone who has an opinion on the gun debate going on. Now entitled, Organizing for Action, Obama’s new gun ban makes some sense given the recent tragedies and trend of mass shootings in this country. I understand the Second Amendment of the Constitution, that every citizen of the United States has a right to bear arms. I guess my problem with some people’s ideas about the suggested gun ban on the “150 specific firearms, including semiautomatic rifles or pistols that can be used with a detachable or fixed ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and have specific military-style features, including pistol grips, grenade launchers or rocket launchers” is, why do “normal” citizens need these firearms to begin with? Guns are used for one thing and one thing only, to KILL.

Is our country so dangerous that  firing one, two, three, four, or five shots from the all common pistol isn’t effective anymore?

I’m sorry, but if you, the gun owners, are trying to protect either yourself or a family member from violence and you cannot maim or kill the offender with five attempts, maybe then you, the gun owners, need some shooting lessons.

Further, I do not understand why the NRA isn’t seen and dismissed by gun owners and politicians alike as a bunch of money grabbing lobbyists who have only one agenda in mind and that is to line their own pocket books with the dollars raised to “fight” for the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Could the NRA possibly feel threatened about losing their cushy jobs if the citizens of this country align in agreement to ban and make it harder to own a gun?

The Obama gun ban of 2013, according to the Washington Post article by Ed O’Keefe states that “it excludes more than 2,250 firearms used for hunting or other sport, and assault weapons lawfully owned before the law’s enactment. But it would require background checks for the sale or transfer of grandfathered weapons and would bar the sale or transfer of large-capacity feeding devices owned before the bill’s enactment. Current assault weapon owners also would need to safely store their firearms.” So what’s the deal you all? Sounds good to me!

Is it so wrong to desire limitations on the amount of guns available and the ability of those guns to, in the blink of an eye, murder innocent people?

I believe in our country and in our constitution but killing anyone is wrong. Regardless if a crime was committed. We have entered into the 21st Century. We have seen the mistakes and injustices of our predecessors of past centuries. Further, we have reformed the judicial system as well as the penal system to give past offenders a better chance at a new life if they have the luxury of getting out of prison while still alive. I am not advocating that these systems of punishment and rehabilitation are perfect. I do see the need to always improve them, but our legal system does work. We do not need these military-style weapons sold to whoever wishes to buy them.  I cannot fathom why these “machines of death” are appropriate for the common man.

For more information on this topic visit:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/24/lawmakers-to-unveil-new-assault-weapons-ban/?wprss=rss_homepagehttp://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50139653n

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/preventing-gun-violence#what-we-can-do

 

 

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