I realise in writing this I could be gaining a few haters with this opinion. But when I wake up and jump on my computer to have a read of the news and what’s going on in the world. it saddens me to see yet another shooting in the USA, This time at LAX Airport.
I have done a little research in shootings and how they have increased over the years not just for the US but for the world. one graph that I found had the highest gun related murders in US then Chilli.
now when we all hear in the news or god forbid be a witness to one of these horrible crimes, we all a saddened by what’s happened, we morn for days and have remembrance for those lives lost. So if were so sad I ask again, why wont the US do something about it.
Not only have guns been used for mass murders, but illegally obtained guns are used for these mass murders we have seen for years in schools all over the world and the US.
So if the weapons being used are the ones being stolen from there parents or purchased on the black market, then why isn’t the laws changed to stop guns from being obtained legally to then be stolen and used illegally.
Guns Obtained illegally can mean many different things, off the top of my mind, Guns not locked up properly therefore are stolen, Guns obtained by parents stolen by kids, Guns paid for with a fake ID, Guns purchased from the black market.
We have read about all these reason and more. The rate for casualty and injured has gone up massively over years. and I ask again why don’t the US do anything about it.
If we have a dangerous road that has caused accidents we do what we can to prevent more accidents. like putting up a sign and making oncoming drivers aware of the danger they are about to hit or they can avoid it all together. So I ask again if we think its the right thing to do is adapt things to assure ones safety, why not adapt the laws to ensure the same thing?
I’m not sure about many others, but in my life I have found my self having this debate with many Americans and it all ending the same way. And that is me loosing some respect for the person. I think its amazing how some people can honestly think having a weapon in there home makes them more safe than not having them.
considering the fact that when there has been a tragedy in a school where many innocent children have died, were at the hand of a stolen weapon from there own homes. so I would think the start would be that law.
In Australia we had a shooting that was refereed to as The port author massacre. 35 people were killed and 23 were seriously wounded. it changed the way we thought. and we changed gun laws, those who owns weapons were to hand them in by a certain date and they were all burned never to be used bought or sold again, ill never forget this day.
My dad use to go hunting and he had a few shotguns, one wasn’t registered and he thought he would get away with keeping it. but they came knocking for it. since this law has passed and there has been laws against anyone owning a gun automatic or any kind, the percentage in mass murders and massacres had dropped massively and its very rare we hear of something on its kind in our news or on our televisions.
Something ill never understand is the NRA. and I think they are the main reason why the laws stand as they do. now I’m not to sure about this so please do quote me if I’m wrong, but having the right to own a gun is written somewhere in there constitution. which was written years ago. we have politician’s creating new bills to pass new laws all the time, so cant something like that be re written with modernised laws with things that happen today. but when someone tried to pass such law who it is that fights against the people and stop the laws from getting passed? its the supporters of the NRA because they don’t want to have there beloved weapons taken away from them. weapons they have stacked up at wall mart like shoes.
I also ask this. Isn’t there president a member of the NRA? http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/04/brad-kozak/ttag-exclusive-obama-joins-the-nra/
you make something like that as accessible as you do things like LAX airport are never going to stop happening.
The Us concentrate a hell of a lot on its terrorism. but in my eyes this is terrorism for a teenager to go into a pre school and shoot innocent children in there own country to prove what point exactly? that they were bullied themselves in school which pushed them over the ends to do a mass murder.
Well I could literally ramble on about this all day. but I shall put it to rest. it is a dead subject because things in the Us are not going to change any time soon. the thing I don’t understand the most is they spend more time criminalising marijuana then owning a gun, get caught with some weed go to jail, get caught with a gun, you have the right to protect yourself..
Our laws in Australia on guns is tight. and I can safely say I feel safer living here knowing we don’t have the access or the laws for weapons they have over there.