I could kill 20 kids in 5 minutes with a hammer
The New York State legislators passed a knee-jerk law, that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed in a jiffy that “strengthens” the already toughest gun laws in the nation.
I was thinking that I could enter a school building, go into a classroom of young children, barricade the door and probably make the evening news in 5 minutes with nothing more than a hammer.
Of course, it would be a lot easier if I just took a Glock handgun with a 17 round clip to the same classroom. Mind you, the Governor and liberals pushed through a hasty law that outlaws “assault weapons”. Those nasty, quick firing guns, that many feel are to blame for all crazy types of shootings, are now illegal. Oh, sure, there are oodles of them already out there that would be grandfathered in under the new law.
But wait, now gun clips cannot hold more than 7 rounds in their magazine. No problem, I will just carry multiple, quick changing magazines.
Hey, Holdraker, what are you doing? Are you trying to give all the crazies ideas?
What I am attempting to do is point out the futility of tougher gun laws every time some nut job goes on a tirade. Going “postal” does not require an “assault weapon” if some guy wants to go out in a blaze of gory.
Every time a killing occurs, we always ask – why? It is too easy to point a finger at a single factor, such as the type of weaponry used in a killing. Last year Monroe County had a record number of murders, few, if any, using what could be considered an “assault weapon” by lawmaker’s definition.
The public can be swayed way too easily along with equally stupid politicians looking to gain public opinion points.
When the Oklahoma bombing occurred, we should have banned fertilizers. Any mix of chemicals found in the home, or readily available on store shelves, can kill dozens. Perhaps banning home cleaning products should be a major focus.
It is also too easy to point fingers at the NRA and their stubborn fierceness to preserve the Second Amendment. If lawmakers succeed at banning “assault weapons” and the number of rounds in a gun magazine, what is next? Guns with more than 5 chambers should be banned as the next step?
No amount of violence, against children, family members, postal workers, neighbors, passersby, anyone, should be happening, but the truth is that violence, even on a mass scale is happening.
The President and Vice-President formed a “committee” that will come up with suggestions to reduce violence? Who are we kidding? We can blame TV violence, video games, guns and completely ignore the obvious.
In just about every case of mass violence, there appears to be massive flaws and oversights in the family unit. Since the government and public do not want to blame themselves, lifestyles, or lack thereof- that an object, such as a gun, is the next best thing.
My kids don’t own guns and I sincerely doubt they ever would, but if they did, it would not be with the forethought of violence and the killing human beings. They were just not brought up that way.