Actually, I read this article about 4 days ago. Since reading this article a security guard has killed a gal, a reserve police officer has accidently shot his girlfriend, and a 6 year old has killed himself with his fathers gun. This shit has got to stop! The article is “American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States” by Douglas A. McIntyre. Mr. McIntyre puts some interesting information out in his article. One statement in his article states.
“Americans believe that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows them to freely own as many guns as they would like, and that they should be able to wear these guns in the open. As the Amendment reads, ”A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Telling the truth I support the Right to Bear Arms. And I also support the requirement of Backgrounds, Regfistration, Lawful Carry, and Gun Ownership. What I don’t support is people owning guns that do not know how to properly use and secure their firearms. Oh I also support an Insurance Requirement that goes along with owning guns.
It just does not make sense that people can buy and in some cases carry a firearm without any form of training or acceptance of liability. Police and Military have to participate in training relative to the safe use of their weapon. They also have to qualify their shooting ability before they get to use one. But Joe Average can go buy a gun and ammunition and start shooting folks without even a conversation regarding its proper use and handling, And it’s obvious that these people have recieved no training . . . Bullshit! One is a Security Guard that has been trained and carries a gun for a living, another is a Reserve Police Officer, also trained.
If I were of political office, I would write a new law requireing that in addition to the background requirement, all persons purchasing a firearm would be required to pass a training program on use and handling of firearms. And, if you wanted to purchase a firearm that was not used as a “carry” weapon you would be required to also carry a liability insurance policy specifically covering your firearm. If your firearm was to be used as a “carry” weapon then you would have to carry a bit more insurance. Think about this for a minute. If you want to have a firearm, and you want to do it legal . . . Why not learn how to do it and provide protections for its misuse? With gun opwnership there is a necessary responsibility. A responsibility we fail to accept in this Country. Isn’t it about time that we did?