Monday, June 13, 2016

Like everyone else, I am stunned by the murderous rampage in Florida.  These nightmares keep happening, and this one was the worst. What's going to stop it? Not banning guns because it isn't possible. There are too many guns out there. They can't make them disappear no matter how many laws they pass. And just imagine if last night one or more sane persons within the club had been armed. Don't you think that would have been a good thing? Don't you think it may have saved lives? A bad guy goes berserk; the good guys shoot him. End of story. I could live with that. Couldn't you?

What it may come down to is that the kind of security that exists at airports is going to be enacted everywhere. If so, it's going to be a huge pain. It's going to be miserable. And it's going to be very expensive, with the costs passed on to consumers. So, the cost of everything is going to go up if every time you walk into Walmart or Home Depot or McDonald's you have to face airport-style security. 

Again, it would make daily life miserable, and economically, it would be so oppressive, so totally inefficient, that it might single-handedly throw the country into a recession. 

So, I'm not suggesting it, but I think it may be coming. It isn't practical at all, but they may do it anyway. What I think they should do is stop restricting guns. Let people arm themselves in public. And especially after what happened last night- why shouldn't people be able to protect themselves and fight back against criminals and insane monsters?

Since these rampages can happen any time, any place, and under any circumstance, I think a person should be allowed to be armed everywhere he or she goes, if they are an adult and don't have a criminal record, and if they so choose. And it's really the most practical answer to what happened last night. It's not what a lot of people want to hear, but it's the most practical thing, and it's time that we start being practical. 

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