I agree gun control in and of itself won’t stop murders. It may decrease them by some small percentage, though. And, about the Constitution, I’m one who believes that, first, it ain’t perfect. Second, it can be revised to reflect modern times. And, third, save me from Charleton Heston, I truly believe guns should be illegal to purchase. Yeah, the majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens who use them for sport. But, as a society, we have proven ourselves incapable of handling the responsibility of owning these weapons. And, they are weapons, no buts about that. People out there will complain that they no longer have a sport to play. They’ll survive. And, yes, murder will still occur and some people will find a way still to get a gun. But, the number of murders, in my opinion, will still decrease. In order to kill someone, now, you would have to physically confront them instead of killing from a distance. If one life could be saved from gun prohibition, that to me is worth it. And, if many could be saved, that’s even better.
Anyway, I know that this is one of those hot debates like abortion and the death penalty that won’t get solved overnight. And, I know people have different views and some strongly stand by their views. I’m just adding my personal feeling on the subject. I respect others’ views. Everyone has a right to their own opinions. It’s just awfully hard listening to the news everyday finding out that someone got shot, and then defending our right to have guns because there are still people who want them for sport.
I’ve also volunteered as a paramedic, and seen upfront and personal what a gun shot can do to a person and their family. Spend a day in an ambulance and watch the people die or know they are going to need extensive surgery to save their lives.
Lastly, this is totally off the subject of bringing in clothing into Taiwan. So, please start a new thread on this if necessary.