There is a bonafide nationwide market of illegal
guns in America. The only guns that would be collected due to a gun ban would be the ones that are registered legally
. Which means WHEN the situation in Newtown happens again somewhere else, we will STILL see the same result: Children dead. No one there to protect them. Only NOW it's "illegal" to utilize our constitutional rights in order to protect them.+G Kochanski
..A lot of what what the "gun death" statistic is not including is the amount of people who shoot criminals
during home invasions, robberies, etc. Currently guns are legal, yet no one can stop the massacres, because no one
at the scene of the massacre was armed and prepared for it to happen.
The individuals that commit these atrocities KNOW
that what they plan to do will not be directly contested, and that by the time police arrive, they will have successfully taken advantage of the situation.
When you change that one compenent of the equation, you change the entire outcome of the situation forever. IF someone is there to contest him, then the assailant must reconsider his actions. IF the assailant readjusts his method to compensate for the known contestant of his actions, (i.e. shoot the uniformed protection first), then he would be stopped cold by a factor that, whether he considered it or not, he cannot predict. This results to further the assailant's consideration to at least not make an elementary/high school/college the target of his assault.
I'm not saying that we shouldn't give depth to our gun sale practices, nor that we shouldn't update our mental health diagnoses and availability.
What I am
saying, is that these things will take DECADES
to successfully implement, while they're being politicized and lobbied by mental health advocates and gun advocates in all 50 states. We don't have that much time until our next potential mass shooting incident.
Banning guns will not stop these incidences either. This in fact will make things worse, because the ban would only be followed by law abiding citizens
We must fight back against these individuals or else they will continue to take advantage of our children and our vulnerability.