A Response to Aurora: Why “We Ban Guns” Doesn’t Work
Bad people will always find guns.
What began as an innocent, fun-filled outing to the premier of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, tragedy has ensued. After the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado that killed over a dozen people, I have been thinking a lot about the places we’ve heard about massacres and shootings going down in the last decade or more: Schools, Colleges, Shopping Malls, Government Buildings and Courtrooms, and tragically, as in Aurora, movie theaters.
However, there is a common theme among all of these venues: These are public venues where, aside from law enforcement and sometimes armed security, even law-abiding, permit-wielding citizens must disarm.
When criminals are intent on killing people, it’s highly unlikely they would walk into a police station and open fire. What do they do? They go to where they know their victims likely won’t even have a chance to fight back. This saddens me greatly.
There will be outcries for more stringent gun control laws. However, one merely has to point to the city of Chicago, where very strict gun laws have helped the city become a shining example of the failures and lives lost when guns are taken away from the law-abiding citizens: a whopping 240 homicides in 2012 through June 17th, in a city that has an outright handgun ban.
…Gun bans don’t work because a “bad guy” intent on harming others will not care about a silly little sign in a window.
It is vital to realize that the right to bear arms is a Constitutional right. However, MURDER is not. There is a difference and gun control freaks choose not to differentiate between lawful citizens and those who commit crimes.
Praying for all of those in Aurora who lost their lives, those hurt, and their families and friends whose lives have been changed forever.