Each time there is a violent gun offense in the United States of America, the progressive left starts howling for the confiscation of our guns. They believe that it is the ownership of guns themselves that pushes its owners to plan and carryout these horrendous and heinous crimes. The guns don’t premeditate the diabolical and dastardly initiatives for destruction, horror, and pain. People do. People devoid of law-abiding motives and disregard for humanity will stop at nothing to do harm. It is not the ownership of guns that causes the crime, it is the criminals who will use any weapon for the destruction of life.
The plain truth is that the progressive left and those that want to take our guns feel that managing the symptoms of the violence is more important than attacking the root cause. They are unwilling to admit that the primary solution lies at the root of mitigating gun violence and not in managing the horrendous results.
There are three basic reasons that they are unwilling to tackle the most obvious and long-term solution to gun violence.
1. Easy Fix – It seems a simple solution to just take our guns. They are unwilling to engage in the hard work of mentoring, disciplining, encouraging, and loving their neighbors. Instead of getting down in the trenches and making a difference in the lives of people, it is much easier to lament a position where inanimate objects are the problem vs. being cause in the matter and getting to a real solution.
2. Political Leverage – Many would argue that the left has no desire to solve the problem because they believe that the issue gives them political leverage. In other words, it suits their narrative. Each time a violent gun offense occurs, the left uses it as an opportunity to showcase their “superior” position on the issue. They apply deep and heavy pressure on the emotions of the electorate, in the moment, to incite wrathful sentiments and demonstrations through demagoguery.
3. Destabilize Our Country – At the root of the gun confiscation lies the need for full control and the ability to seize ultimate power. They will not be able to accomplish their desired ends without taking our guns. The 2nd amendment is an affront to those who want our guns. The left will attempt to use every measure and means available to them to seize our guns and stand ready to swoop in and save us from ourselves. The progressives will also use every back door trick in the book to gain some sort of a foothold i.e. Red Flag laws.
Fortunately, I believe that there ARE real solutions currently at work in our country. I will continue to attack the root cause and not the symptoms of gun violence. Guns are not the problem, but rather the moral ills of society that drive people to commit violence against their neighbors. If a violent act occurs punishment of criminals who break the laws of our nation is the correct response to an event of gun violence, not restricting the use of guns by law-abiding citizens who have a right to defend themselves. Citizens cannot defend themselves if their rights are restricted. Criminals are just that, criminals. They will find ways to obtain weapons to attack their victims, and if their victims are forbidden to defend themselves with their 2nd Amendment rights, then who truly suffers from gun laws? The innocent.
Our nation must be returned to its founding principles and young people must be taught the dangers of misuse of guns and weapons. Proper weapon training is paramount for young people to understand how a gun is handled, weapons should be kept out of reach of young children who are not yet old enough to be trained on proper use, and guns must stop being glorified as the problem. Our society must return to principles of family units being strengthened through family involvement, principled teaching and respect for life and the well-being of one another.