Apparently the adoptive guardians of Nik Cruz, the assailant of the recent school shooting in Florida, said they were totally unaware that their son’s friend was even capable of this. Click on the above link to read the full article.
And the fact that this kid owned an arsenal of assorted weapons wasn’t enough to raise any flags…? You see, I grew up in countries where ownership of guns is illegal for the common citizen. Nobody ever has a need of a gun. Guns are designed to kill or maim, that’s their only purpose. I eventually dropped my application to the military after 5 years of trying to get the job I wanted because I just didn’t want to be responsible for the loss of another’s life. If I’d taken the jobs I had been offered I would have ended up doing tours in three possible war zones, and it’s likely I wouldn’t have made it back alive, as so many personal didn’t. From my experience those who are fascinated and excited by weapons are always to be questioned, and as such the British Armed Services always flag those over-enthusiastic individuals and make them undergo a psyche evaluation before they even go into active service because they are a potential liability. Like I said, weapons are designed to inflict harm.
I’ve known those who’ve owned guns in the UK – under license and illegally, and hardly ever have their motives been innocent or devoid of the sense of power they seem to give their users. Even if it’s just a BB gun.
Despite whatever laws exist now in the U.S., the Second Amendment wasn’t written for the common citizen, it was written for the benefit of ‘The People’, i.e. the members of government to protect themselves against the so called ‘mob’, i.e. the rest of the unruly population. The humble U.S. citizen wasn’t even recognised or awarded any rights until the 14th Amendment was ratified almost a hundred years later. I call BS on anyone who refers to the Constitution in this argument, because I can guarantee you haven’t read it nor understood it.
Guns need to be banned otherwise more innocent children and adults are going to keep dying. And although I recognise that violence cannot be stopped by removing guns, it certainly decreases the victim count, and that really is something to think about. People cannot be expendable. Life is not a bloody movie.