“…the right to bear arms will not mean people will just kill each other…”
That was said to me a while ago, what seems like a long while ago now, just after the Virginia Tech murders.
The proponent was quoting the ever used “Right to bear arms” part of the US Constitution – saying, in what she thought was a logical argument – that if everyone was armed that “nut-case” would not have killed as many people as he did. Students should be able to carry concealed weapons ‘just in case.
Of course I disagreed.
What I can see happening is more of this.
The California shootings occurred about 11:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. ET), authorities said.
By the time police arrived, two men were dead from gunshot wounds, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez said. He said authorities are not seeking any other suspects.
Gutierrez said that the men did not appear to be store employees and that the dispute appeared unrelated to shopping.
“There was a confrontation inside of the store. But over a toy? I don’t think that is accurate,” he said.
Two handguns were found near the men’s bodies, Gutierrez said.
I am not saying that these guns were legally carried – not saying that, if you want a gun (I can’t understand why, but hey…) you should not have one in your home for protection, not really bothered if that damn thing is loaded – but carrying guns in public is too bloody dangerous!
The most rational seem to go completely berserk once that have weapons.
It isn’t a matter that you are ‘personally safe’ – one stray bullet kills an innocent – and that goes against the Right to Life, does it not?