I think I have said it before but I am saying it again in light of recent events. I am all for gun ownership. People should be allowed to own personal handguns and hunting rifles providing they are properly educated on the use, care, and storage of them and get properly licensed. I grew up around guns and was taught from an early age what they should be used for and what they can do in the wrong hands. Daddy always told me it was better to have and never use than to need and not have. I also believe that there is absolutely no reason on earth civilians need police and military grade firearms. How is it that it is so easy for the average Joe to get military grade firearms? How can you walk into a gun show and just passively win a gun in a raffle with no background checks or use and safety certifications? It’s easier to get a gun than it is a car or a loan from the bank.
Something is seriously wrong and needs fixed NOW! I know many cry out for an all out ban on firearms of any kind, but this is not the answer as it will not keep them out of the hands of criminals. If someone wants to do harm, they will find a way. Just as drug addicts and pushers find ways of buying and selling illegal and outright banned drugs. But we do need stricter laws. Something must be done, this has gotten way out of hand. Of course the government cares more about sabotaging health care and the education system than they do public safety, but that’s just my opinion.