Thursday, April 19, 2007

Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People

At the top, I want to make it perfectly clear, that I am not trying to further the side issue of gun ownership in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre. That heinous crime was the result of a very disturbed and evil young man.

But, in watching the coverage of the massacre on both CBS and ABC, for some inexplicable reason, they did.

I find it a tough pill to swallow when the free press whose existence is a constitutional guarantee, uses it's freedom to suppress the second amendment guaranteed freedom to keep and bear arms. It's as diabolical as the 9-11 suicide bombers using our jet airplanes as missiles against us.

I have thought about guns and our society in the wake of the massacre and have this opinion. In order for us to continue to ensure the second amendment right to keep and bear arms, I believe that gun safety and marksmanship should be made a compulsory part of our public education.

Also, in those areas designated as "gun free zones" like Virginia Tech, they amend their laws to allow professors to be trained and to carry a concealed weapon.

While these measures would not have prevented the massacre, it would have minimized the casualties. Of that, I am certain.

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