Maybe Common Sense Is the Right Solution For Gun Control?
I’m not sure where I fall on the gun debate here in the United States. On the one hand I completely understand the Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms. On the other hand I understand that the creators of our constitution could have never imagined a gun like an AR-15.
I get that a person determined to do harm could do so with a knife or pistol. I also understand that I would rather take my chances with a person with a knife and a pistol than an AR-15.
I am kind of worn out on the “guns don’t kill people, people kill people argument” although I also understand the premise that guns do not pull their own trigger. I think I fall somewhere in the middle. I do believe citizens should be able to own hunting rifles and maybe even a handgun if they should choose. I guess I draw the line at weapons designed specifically to kill human beings.
I will say emphatically that putting guns in the hands of teachers might be the most insane idea our President has ever posted on Twitter. That I cannot imagine in a million years. The thought of a teacher accidentally shooting a kid or a kid disarming a teacher and shooting back horrifies me.
I do think the solution lies somewhere in the middle, which is usually the case with most debates; it will require compromise.
Citizens are not allowed to own tanks or rocket launchers or grenades so AR-15’s should probably be on that list as well.
That makes sense to me, but maybe I’m just crazy.