Originally posted on Facebook as a shared link with comment (June 22, 2016).
Interesting article. For anyone who thinks gun control is a solution – good luck with that.
As adults, we should recognize that guns exist and that bad guys will have them. In a society where having a gun is rare, anyone who does get one becomes more powerful than most people. Governments will always have guns. Some bad guys will get guns illegally. Some bad guys will endeavor to join the government.
In the USA, we don’t allow governments and bad guys to be the only ones that wield that kind of power. To borrow a line from the Incredibles, when everyone’s super, no one will be. We need to make guns commonplace, and we need to teach firearm safety starting at an early age. High schools should have gun ranges. Any student that misbehaves in their handling of guns should be disciplined physically, because beatings are preferable to death.
These are the realities that we must face. Next time you hear someone advocate gun control, offer them a lollipop.