Ready, Aim, Fire

Ready, Aim, Fire

The world is not ready for peace.

That is not to say that peace is not wanted or welcome; however the people of this world could never sustain it. Seeing as an entire, wholesome atmosphere of happy feelings and kindness will never pervade the entire Earth, some defenses are in order. That’s right. If you can’t count on somebody else not to hurt your family, then you’ve got to step up and keep them safe. The same goes for lone riders; a single mom has to protect her daughters or sons from the darkness of the world. A college student has to be sure she’s safe walking around campus on her own. Too many women and girls are abducted every day to be raped, murdered, or both. Males aren’t always safe either. People kill, maim, steal and destroy at a moment’s notice, not always giving police time to step up and protect.

This is what incenses me so incredibly when sheltered, opinionated teenagers with their peace decals and salted-caramel frappuccinos insist upon a gun-free society. Newsflash, my sensitive little friend; the world isn’t safe. Ah, yes, you say, the world isn’t safe! Doesn’t that mean we should take away guns? If we make them illegal, won’t the criminals stop using them? Well, as strange as this may sound, criminals don’t usually adhere 100% to the law. In FACT, sometimes they even break the law!

Sarcasm aside, the anti-gun argument is incredibly weak to me. I see no logic in taking the guns from the good guys and leaving the Jokers to run around with their firearms spinning wild. We do not live in a utopian society. This is America! We could never, ever staunch the flow of guns or materials required to create guns entirely enough to ensure the criminal class is without them; at least, not without restricting freedom. Bad men will always conspire to sneak their deadly weapons into the vulnerable places of the world such as churches, elementary schools and airports. If this is the truth, and it is – How could we ever take defense away from the good guys, the heroes, the knights in shining armor?  Imagine a good civilian, armed, for every evil man with a firearm in a theater. It would be really hard for a madman to shoot a child if seven barrels were trained back at him when he drew his gun.

Say America managed to cleanse its veins of gunpowder. Do you suppose psychos would end their homicidal tirades? Aw, gee, Killer, ain’t a gun to be found. Better head home. It’s not like we can bomb, stab, or strangle instead. Guns are the only way to kill people. Jig’s up.

Hardly. People tend to think that if we arm everyone, bullets will fly. I’m not suggesting we arm everyone. I’m suggesting we allow responsible, licensed individuals to carry guns with them throughout society. The chances of a defender in the crowd increase exponentially if we stop trying to disarm honest men and women.

The criminals are arriving armed. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with one.


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