Editorial: Gun control necessary in today’s crazy world
Published: April 2, 2010
In an age where anyone can get a gun, times need to change.
Not everyone can be trusted to be sane, think rationally and be competent while handling a gun, and for that reason in addition to numerous others, guns need to be taken away from the dangerous hands that hold them.
Sure, there are law-abiding citizens that want to keep guns in order to have “the right to protect themselves.” But, how many times have accidents happened to these people, too? How many times has a child wandered into their parents’ bedroom and discovered a new toy, only for the gun to go off and kill or injure the child?
How many times are people successful in protecting themselves with a gun when an intruder enters their home?
More often than not, guns result in more trouble than protection other than through use by law enforcement, trained or military personnel.
In select countries, safety problems don’t exist like we have in the United States because guns aren’t available to the degree that they are here.
When we’ll drive down the road and shoot each other over a road-rage incident, or over an argument with a neighbor, that’s when we should all sit down and wonder if something is really wrong with society, and the way many of us choose to live our lives. It should be a warning sign that change is necessary.
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