- Posted July 26, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Gun ownership in America
An Armed Society is a Polite Society
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
I also believe that everyone has the right to carry - open or concealed - and that it would require a license to encourage carry, free of charge, but it should require some form of training or classes in order to acquire such license (much like getting a hunting license). Business owners need to realize that forbidding people from carrying on the premises makes them a target for crime. A potential criminal is going to look for the big "NO FIREARMS ALLOWED" sign on the door, unless incentives are different of course. I hate to bring it up but I'm sure the recent shooting would have been stopped sooner if more people carried in the theater. we shouldn't have to rely on the police to protect us at all times.
High capacity magazines: they are designed as range toys and should be treated as such. Large capacity magazines (such as a AR-15 drum magazine, for example) have no practical use in any combat situation (there is a reason why drum magazines seen limited use in WWII), they are heavy, clunky (noisy), prone to malfunctions. It is more practical to have 3-4 30 round magazines than 1 100 round magazine (I am in no way encouraging anyone to go on a killing spree with these suggestions).
I believe that if more people are educated about firearms and firearm accessories, there would be less paranoia about them. People seem to forget that guns are inanimate objects, they do not kill anyone, the operator does the killing, and through proper training and education we could remedy this negligence/ignorance. Of course there will be psychopaths going on rampages - there always will be, there is no way to stop that, besides one thing: an armed society.
If we do not exercise our rights, we will lose them.