Taking Away Guns is Stupid

Do Not Ban Guns

Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from one of these NRA guys who wants to keep his gun on his hip all the time. I’m not one of these types who sits at home paranoid that I might have someone break in. On the other hand, the reasoning behind outlawing guns has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever heard.

You have people like Oprah Winfrey or others making the argument that by somehow outlawing guns will make criminals less likely to kill others. First off, they want to totally overlook one big word… it is called criminals. If I am a criminal, I own a gun and have intentions of using it on a person, why would I consider giving it up? I am not going to.

The only thing outlawing guns does is takes away those honest citizens ability to own one. The criminals will still have them, we won’t ever be able to change that. Much like drugs, the criminals will still be able to find access to them somehow.

If we really want to combat crime, we should take a more proactive approach. Banning firearms is not the answer.

Politics Is A Mess

Politics is an interesting subject. Things are slowly beginning to heat up as we get closer to election time and make a crucial decision for our country here in the United States. In fact, this might be one of the biggest decisions our country has made in a while. One side is against the war in Iraq, while the other side thinks we need to stick to our guns and change the Middle East.

The Democratic Party’s front runner at the moment is no other than Hillary Rodham Clinton. I’m not sure the democrats have learned from their mistakes in previous elections. I have no doubt in my mind that if the democratic party would push for someone that was in the moderate category that they would be able to run away with the election. I think that a good portion of men will shy away from voting for Hillary Clinton for no other reason than her being a female. That is at least the way I see it. Also, Hillary has been shifty on her stances, particularly in how to handle illegal immigrants. You can also go further back and realize that she was also in favor of military action in Iraq at one point. That’s really no surprise though; most people were prior to going in.

When it comes to the Iraq war, I think only people who are crazy think that everything is fine and dandy over there. Heck, I was in favor of the war, and I’m still a bit undecided on what to do about the situation, but by no means would I say things are going the way they should be going at the moment. Is the answer to duck and run? I don’t think so. Is the answer to keep our troops over there for another five years? I don’t think so. The problem we are having stems from having a great initial plan of getting Saddam out of power, but I do not think that the administration really planned well on holding borders and keeping terrorists out. Instead, terrorists began flooding in and we are no longer fighting Saddam’s loyal fighters, but instead terrorists that would come to the US and kill another 3,000 if they had the opportunity. I think we need to find a way to end this, I’m just not so sure that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the answer.