Sunday, March 09, 2008

Guns and Safety

"Would more guns make us safe"?, is the question asked by the JSEB today. A one line sentence in the the 3/07/08 issue of USA Today partially answers the question. The story was "Gunman kills 8 at the library of a rabbinical seminary in Jerusalem". The sentence was, Yitzhak Dadon, a student, said he shot the attacker twice in the head. "I laid on the rooftop of the study hall, cocked my gun and waited for him. He came out of the library spraying automatic fire," he said.

The question is hardly more guns. The answer is put guns in the hands of people who want to carry, go through a minimum of 6 months background checks, including training and have experience in the use of firearms.

It is more than obvious that weapons in the hands of more experienced and sane people will save thousands of lives in the future as this country becomes an increasingly more dangerous place to live.

In the history of this country, we have never had enough lawman to protect the innocent from our own local terrorists.

1 comment:

AdamB said...

Fair enough. I think that's a sensible middle ground.

And of course the other side is to keep guns out of the hands of crazy folk and terrorists.