The Dark Knight Massacre Brings Out Discussions Of More Gun Laws.
There are quite a lot of people making quite a lot of decent arguments for, and against gun laws now. Please don’t start turning this incident political. This is a matter of what’s right for the largest number of people. Think outside yourselves when you consider gun laws, and see if you can see a benefit that outweighs the negatives. Maybe you can, maybe you can’t. That’s why I raise the question. I mean, in one hand, you have a crazy person with a gun, and in the other, a crazy person without a gun. Note which one kills somebody. You could argue that the gun is the variable here, and so the gun is the enabler of violence. But then consider it in a different situation. There’s a normal, sane individual with a gun, and a normal sane individual without a gun. Nobody dies. Now if the gun is the enabler, why didn’t it enable? If it didn’t enable, would we say that the person has ultimate control of the weapon? If we say the person has ultimate control of the weapon, we could say that the mental state of the human being is the variable. With that in mind, we know why the crazy person from before killed somebody. He wasn’t mentally sane. There are a lot of arguments for and against. I don’t own a gun, and I have no immediate plans to ever own one. I’m not going to advocate for gun laws just because of personal situation though. Same should apply to gun owners. You shouldn’t fight gun laws just because you own one. Take yourselves outside of your own situation to assess the situation for a moment. I know this is difficult for many of you, especially my right-minded friends, but wrap your head around the concept of thinking beyond the individual for just a moment. What would the overall picture be with stronger gun regulations? What do you believe will happen? Keep in mind, I’m not talking about an entire ban on the weapons. I’m talking about shortening the lease, and putting more enforcement on ownership and usage, whether that means making it more expensive, more taxes, more tests, or something else. The key to this debate, which I hope to read in the comments section below, is that you cannot be objective without taking yourself out of the equation. For example, the NRA isn’t objective in their argument on this issue, because they have two things that skew their judgement:
- Invested Interest