Gun Control seems to be the top news story and talk show topic these days. One side wants to keep all their guns and the other side wants to ban them.
Personally, I believe in the Bill Of Rights. I believe in the 2nd Amendment. It's fundamental to our freedom. That's my belief.
However, I'm a rational person. I love debate. I am willing to listen to people I disagree with and hear them out on their point of view. So when it comes to those who want to ban guns, namely semi-automatic weapons, I'm listening for a good argument as to why we should allow such a law.
The one area where I can't seem to make a connection nor has anyone helped me to do so is this:
How is banning assault weapons or placing extremely restrictive laws on purchasing a gun going to stop criminals from killing people with guns? You cannot not legislate morality.
Drugs are illegal yet people use them every day. Even legal drugs are abused by people who shouldn't have them.
Please help me to understand how making it more restrictive and difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase guns is going to keep us safe from those who have a complete disregard for the law and will purchase weapons on the soon to emerge, weapons black market, should any such ban be put in place.
Like I said I can't make the connection... so what am I missing?