In recent days much has been said about gun control and some of it may have merit but what is of importance? First, what is the definition of an “assault weapon”? I cannot find a set definition, only that they have common attributes. Several states have laws on assault weapons and none are the same so it appears that a definition is opinion and opinions vary greatly. How do you regulate opinions? It is like obscenity and most have said I do not know what it is, but I know it when I see it. Past gun control legislation has listed eleven attributes of an assault weapon, does it need to have all or just some of the attributes. If you take the emotion out of the definition it gets a little cloudy.
Second, who will be making the decisions? Do they know or understand guns, do they own guns, are they protected by guns, do they live in a secure location that may be protected by guns? One of the loudest gun control advocates of gun control is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg who has armed security and lives in a secure location. Several of Hollywood’s loudest voices have armed bodyguards. Most if not all the buildings in Washington, DC is protected by armed security. The President himself is protected by the Capitol Police and a detachment of Secret Service Agents and most likely his wife and children. Is his family more important to him than yours or mine? I think not. Many schools have a Campus Police Department or School Resource Officers that are present during school hours, at athletic events and even travel with sports teams. Next time you watch a football game, watch the Coach, he has armed security. One or two Georgia State Patrol officers are always with Coach Mark Richt.
Guns may or may not be the issue. What we have started to do is place priorities on the worth of people. It has been suggested the armed police officers or teachers should be in our schools, this is not new. Some states already allow teachers to have guns; police are already in our schools. If anyone has a problem in their home they call the police and why, he is suppose to have the training and the tools to solve the problem.
Before we begin to restrict guns, magazines or ammunition we need to look at it with clear eyes and equality for all. If we don’t want guns to protect our children we don’t need them to protect the President and his family, U. S. Representatives, Congressmen or any one or place that guns now protect.
Who is more important to you, your child and family or a Government Official? Is this Equality?
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