Movie theater shooting, Colorado. Mall shooting in Oregon. And now inevitably you will all have already heard of the shooting in Connecticut by the time you read this, but at this time 28 are dead :( I don't honestly know if more shootings are happening or if the media is just deciding to report them more. All in all, I am pretty frustrated these incidents because they are 100% preventable.
Even with the extreme stress and psychological factors that arouse when someone must use their gun in self defense, its worth while to have someone there who can stop nonsensical violence. The killers and criminals in our world kill with such ease. Its so commonsensical to me yet these incidences are being used against us as they are politicized.
Why haven't we been able to run a campaign against these dumb carry law exceptions? A definite reason is the politicians don't want us to have guns, even some of your beloved Republicans would rather not talk about it (see your very own Presidential elect Mitt Romney). So these politicians have time, money, and energy to dump into gun control and even convince some of us its a good idea. The gun rights issue in my opinion is strictly Politicians vs. Citizens, we are more unorganized then they are both financially and structurally, yet we outnumber them???
Anyways guys this stuff I predict will be coming up more and more now in the media its clear that the government will be using this to build a case for strict gun control in this country. The president is from Illinois and were next door neighbors here in Iowa, I know how awesome Illinois gun control is working out.
You should be able to carry absolutely anywhere if you are a good citizen without a felony record since history shows gun free zones are the #1 places where these things happen. Next time someone puts a gun or a knife or whatever tool they think to use to kill are you going to remind them that gun control is illegal?
But I'm the crazy one...
One man has the potential to stop an entire band of evil ones. If one of these things happen in my area (while im not carrying) I honestly can't say how I will react. I will say that I hope to have the strength not to simply run away even if I'm not armed in a no carry zone. I read in a readers digest about a kid who stabbed another kid with guns with a pencil and stopped him from killing an entire class room (I cant cite this specific case but heres another readers digest with a kid who wrestled a gunman down http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1591956/posts). A whole bunch people can be saved if someone risk theirs to save others. I understand its different when your in the situation but the pattern is clear and we need to take a stand both politically and socially...