(Quote) Tom-432657 said: After since the shooting in Connecticut, how should the gun laws be enforced? I say like in schools, all o...
(Quote) Tom-432657 said: After since the shooting in Connecticut, how should the gun laws be enforced? I say like in schools, all of them need to have metal detectors.
Happy New Year fellow CM'ers!
Well, I spent my New Year's Day exercising my Second Amendment rights (while I still have them), and a group of family and friends went shooting. We went to a Sport Trap range and shot clay pigeons from various lovely spots in the woods with our family and house defense weapons. Very fun. Very Old England Country. Very American. The women shot very well, too, I am pleased to say. Of course, our retired SEAL was excellent. But the young Southwest pilot was the best. I'm flying Southwest next time!
Regarding gun laws: we already have more than enough. The best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. The best defense against a crazy guy with a gun is a sane guy or gal with a gun who knows how to use it well.
Regarding schools: sad to say but we need armed guards in there.
When you serve overseas in terrorist infested areas, as I have done, you learn that the bad guys generally go for the soft targets. You become safer by making yourself into a hard target, and one of the ways you do that is by making it risky for the bad guy. Bullies do not like to fight with a guy who will stand up for himself.
Therefore, we have made the problem worse by making schools gun free zones. What we should have done is have an armed response in the schools. Somebody needs to be there who can shoot the attacker dead. I'll be glad to pay for that. I'd do it myself if I was in the right place at the right time. I'm pro-inocent
life. Not pro-murderer life. Murderers should be shot dead. The good guys need weapons to do that.