Are Gun Laws A Solution To Gun Violence?
According to a Canadian lawyer gun laws are not necessarily the solution to gun violence. There is the thought that bad people will do bad things no matter what.
- What Was Single Mom Doing With Assault Rifle?
- Assault Rifles Are Not Hunting Rifles!
- A Note Of Condolence And A Plea.
What Was Single Mom Doing With Assault Rifle?
According to a Canadian lawyer gun laws are not necessarily the solution to gun violence. There is the thought that bad people will do bad things no matter what. That may be true, but what gun laws may do is keep assault rifles off the streets if it is made illegal to own or carry them.
In the case of the current shooting in Connecticut I am not sure what a single mom was doing with an assault rifle in the first place. There may be those who will say that she had guns for protection, but an assault rifle seems like overkill to me. If there had been some way to make it illegal for her to own one of these weapons of mass destruction (that is exactly what an assault rifle is) then maybe this disastrous school shooting would not have taken place, or it would have been less severe. That is just my opinion.
Assault Rifles Are Not Hunting Rifles!
There may still be others who claim that they need assault rifles to hunt. I come from a family of hunters and yes rifles are necessary when going out hunting, however; an assault rifle is not necessary to bring down an animal. An assault rifle for hunting is once again overkill. This is also just my opinion; the hunters I have known did not need an assault rifle to bring down an animal.
Just a word of note here that assault rifles are on the Canadian list of prohibited weapons as are any firearms which have fully automatic fire capability, or "converted automatics" (i.e.: firearms which were originally semi-automatic, but have been modified to discharge ammunition in an automatic fashion).
A Note Of Condolence And A Plea.
My condolences go out to the grieving families of this latest shooting in Connecticut. Society it is time to figure out what is going wrong with our children and our neighborhoods that we would sit still and have assault rifles in houses next door to us and have it be legal to own one. Unless one is going to war one does not need an assault rifle.