My Thoughts On Gun Control

First off

 

I want to start by saying how much I have always disliked controversial topics

 

Mostly those about politics– especially gun control because it can be such a sensitive subject to so many.

 

Upsetting others with my own opinion is not my forte; but there is sadly little to no awareness to the main issue right now. Not all deaths involving guns are the same — therefore trying to address each incident from the same point of view is futile.

Let the focus not be taken from those who have lost their lives, those that have been injured, and those suffering from the trauma or the loss of a loved one because of a situation in which involved the use of a gun.

In America it seems that there will always be something to complain about. There is always going to be something, where one side is not happy no matter the situation.

Right now, in my opinion, we are all sidetracked and ignoring the main issues when it comes to those who are rooting for more yes I’m gonna say it, gun control..

Number one: the word control in itself is daunting to me.

The last thing our country needs to do is hand over one of our main rights of protection and speech from us citizens. You take away the right to bear arms and shortly to follow will be the right to free speech.

The reason for the “right to bear arms” was to protect citizens from government tyranny. What good would that do if we allowed the government to control the most effective weapons of war?

Children will only be in danger if you as the gun owner and parent do your job to teach them about the responsibilities of gun safety and the dangers of the weapons.

Number Two: Mental health is another topic that needs to be being talked about, yet no one for years has been wanting to talk about it!

Coming from someone who suffers from anxiety myself, this plays part in the issue right now, too. Because cause and effect just happens to work that way.

Americans are letting others think for them and will jump on any bandwagon. People need to start to think for themselves.

Do you agree that this world has gone ma because we have all literally made each other mad? Do you think and make decisions based on others opinions (especially family & friends), because it sounds good? I know a lot of people that do, and if you do too I strongly encourage you to start thinking more for yourself.

Bullying,

people of all ages being neglected, people with no parents, people being judged for having any known “mental” health concern. Which has been overly stigmatized in it’s self.

These are the things that we need to talk about. It’s not the guns. It’s not the weapons period.

 

It’s the unloved, bitter children and adults.

 

I pay attention to the news and read up on what I can, and most of the time I am good or at least TRY to be good at avoiding confrontation in such situations.

I don’t believe we need to fight about our opinions by any means, but why not actually take the time to listen to the opinions of others that may be different from your own.

Something I sincerely hope you all who are against guns really understand, is that your schools, offices, and homes that are unarmed are literally like gold mines for these shooters.

If you don’t feel comfortable with a gun around,

That is A ok— Don’t own one then.

 

Just don’t take away the rights for all of us who do feel safe with one away.

 

Taking our guns away will do nobody any good. If anything, it’s going to cause way more turmoil that we absolutely do not need for our country which is already so divided.

 

Let’s talk about Chicago.

 

One of the most violent cities in the United States. Why do you think it is the most violent?

  • Gangs?
  • Drugs?
  • A bigger Population?

None of those even pertain. You are not allowed to own guns there. Why do you think guns are such a problem though?

Because criminals and evil people will do whatever they have to to achieve what they want to achieve. It takes a hell of a lot more than a law to stop them.

Us Americans whose ancestors have fought for that right are fired up to say the least, that there are so many miseducated people who believe that gun control actually is the answer.

And those uneducated people are the same ones willing to pay their taxes towards one of these evil humans so they can spend life in jail instead of in the ground, where they belong.

 

Another part of history that has been changed, which never should have been.

 

In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.

Joe Wurzelbacher

You can’t expect to take away our rights and not cause a huge ruckus.

Where I live everyone hunts for their own food. Taking away their gun rights is taking away their freedom to eat and harvest their own food which isn’t a right by law, it’s a God-given right.

We should try with the root of the problem and start loving on your children more.

If you aren’t there for them right now, start doing it today.

Teach them respect and be real with them. You don’t need to devote ALL of your time one on one, but you can definitely find easy ways to incorporate them in the positive things your already doing.

We live in a very dangerous world and no amount of ignorance can hide you from that. Protect yourself. Protect your loved ones and protect your neighbors.

And for everyone’s sake, if you don’t know how to use a firearm correctly don’t be ashamed to take a few gun safety courses for you and your family.

You don’t realize how vulnerable you are until you are without a gun in your hand or in your reach at all- and no one there to protect you.

Here in Montana, if you invade someone’s right by invading their home or property and you don’t leave, you can get shot with absolutely no consequences to the criminal.

It really is a right here.

And it’s also part of the reason why I, along with many others love this state so much.

Whether you like it or not, the crazies that are out there spraying our cities with bullets are not NRA members or even legal gun owners.

Our homes, our schools, our communities would be so much safer if we were all trained on how to use firearms and actually took the responsibility to own them and actually use them for what we need them for.

To say that all of those with depression and anxiety shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun is absolutely absurd, and will never and should never happen either. I agree there are exceptions, however;

We are so quick to medicate these conditions with medications that have been proven to make situations worse over time— not even to mention the withdrawals and life change from coming off of those medications.

But yet— what a lot don’t realize is that a lot of these conditions can be treated with a little more love, care, and concern. And less control and punishment.

Taking away right from us all is unnecessary punishment.

Now,

Before you go and get offended or upset in any way about my opinion if you do, just remember that I probably don’t agree with yours either. And that’s ok.

We are all entitled to an opinion just as we are the right to bear arms.

While I can see and understand where the other side is coming from. It honestly still makes no sense to me.

Ask yourself:

How much good is done by giving up our main source of protection in this country?

There are a lot of bad things that are caused by bad people and banning guns will not stop them.

 

In the kindest way possible I ask that you at least remember that.

 

If you are for banning this right, i just ask why you think it will be effective?

Love,

Mama In Grace

    1 Comment

  1. I’d like to start off by saying that I disagree with pretty much everything that you wrote in this post. But, BUT… so brave to put your thoughts on this out there on your blog, which we are always told should remain apolitical!! Your argument is clear and reasoned (again, I do disagree with it…) – I wish everyone presented their opinions on stuff like this, like you did! It’s so, so important to read opposing opinions on things. Your post got me thinking about why I *do* believe what I believe on this issue, so thanks for helping me to reinforce why I think guns are bad, and why we need more gun control 😉

    Seriously though, really good read!

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