New gun laws or slippery slope… Orlando revisited.
Like ten’s of million of people around the world I was angered at the senseless murdering of innocent citizens, by an unstable man searching for a cause. Unlike some of those millions I do not support the lifestyle of most of those at that night club, but they too have the same ‘right to life’ as everyone else. So it is with heavy heart that I have to say that I am in agreement with both Mr Trumps ideas on enforcing a ban on immigrants from countries that have any connection with terrorism and the Presidents call for ‘limited’ new laws regarding who may obtain a firearm.
Yes I know it is shocking to see me support any idea concerning gun control coming out of the White House, but that man along with others like him should have never been allowed to legally buy a firearm. I can see the hundreds of fingers moving to the un-follow button but please hear me out. I am Alaskan… and by the very nature of how I lived, had firearms of every sort. I do and will continue support your right to own a firearm with every breath I take, but come on we have to start somewhere to keep guns out of the hands of people who are unbalanced or have a link to terrorism.
Mr Trumps idea to stop all immigration, from questionable nations, while we tighten our background checks, because obviously whoever did the background on this guy did not do their job, is one I fully support. But I think it may also be time to tighten, or even add, new ‘limited’ laws pertaining to people who are mentally ill, have a history of violence or show any links to radical terrorists groups or countries.
Believe me I have fought with myself over this and even if we did enact measures like Mr Trump is calling for most of the last acts of terrorism in the U.S. would not have been stopped. The majority of the terrorist acts committed in recent history were perpetrated by offenders who were American citizens working normal jobs and would have not been effected by Trump’s policy’s. I believe it may now be time for those of us who support our right to bear arms to accept the fact that maybe, just maybe we need some new ‘limited’ regulation on who can purchase a gun.
it is not the gun that kills people
but the person behind the gun.
it is time to make sure
that they can never