Today’s media is saturated with pro and con comments about guns and whether we actually need them in our society. Gun control started in 1934 with the National Firearms Act as an attempt to get rid of the “gangster weapons” used during the alcohol prohibition days. Federal, state and private organizations continue implementing numerous gun restriction proposals to this day without solving our social violence problems.
Everyone agrees that gun violence is an actual threat in our society, but, no one seems able to apply a “real” solution. Regardless of constant “gun control” efforts over the last 78 years; the Unites States remains as the most violent nation on earth. Are guns the actual cause of our problems?
Anti-gun proponents argue; “guns were necessary in the early years of this nation, however, today we don’t need them anymore…let the police and military take care of our security needs; we are now a civilized nation…other countries experience less violence because they don’t allow gun owner freedoms that we have”.
This controversy continues to stir up emotional attention along with new laws; none of which have solved the problem. Pro-gun extremists want to remove all restrictions on guns and gun haters want to remove all guns from society…the solution lies somewhere between.
Anti-gun proponents will only help reduce the legal and illegal demand for guns by focusing on effective crime reduction. Excessive violence in this country has accelerated growth of concealed carry permit applications to over 8 million with no end in sight.
Gun use by criminals is not the issue…why are these offenses being committed?
Where are our civil leaders? They need to set politics aside and realize the solution to violence in this country is to go after the “gangsters”…not the “gangster weapons”.
In the meantime…Keep on packin dude.