It’s things like these that make me want to move to Switzerland. In case you haven’t heard, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend on Saturday. He then traveled to the Chiefs headquarters and shot himself in front of the coach and general manager. Obviously, a senseless tragedy. There are not a lot of theories as to why he would commit such an act. Well, besides Bob Costas’ idea.
During halftime of the Kansas City vs. Carolina game on Saturday, Costas took the liberty to enlighten viewers on how this tragedy could have been prevented. His thoughts? Gun control.
Costas went on to read an article written by Jason Whitlock (Costas stated that he doesn’t always agree with Whitlock, but believes that he put it so well on this occasion). “‘Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.” He then said, “‘But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock,” is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.'”
And the liberal, humanistic media strikes again. By all means, don’t hold a murderer accountable for his actions. We wouldn’t want anybody thinking that sometimes humans do bad things. Because we all know that people are basically good. It’s really the gun’s fault that two people are dead. Sounds logical to me.
But seriously folks. I could go on that “if guns kill people, pencils misspell words” rant, but I won’t. Instead, let’s look at some LOGICAL examples of why guns are not enemies.
Imagine you’re homicidal maniac. You have acquired a gun, and have decided to walk into a library and shoot people. You walk up to the front door, but before you walk in, a sign catches your eye. The sign alerts you that there are no concealed weapons allowed in the library. Disappointed, you leave.
That would totally happen, right? No, in real life, the story would end more like this.
…the sign alerts you that there are no concealed weapons allowed in the library. NOT CARING WHAT THE HECK THE SIGN SAYS, because you ARE a homicidal maniac after all, you walk into the library. You then proceed to pull out your gun, and shoot all the precious, little, unarmed people.
That’s more like it. Despite what liberals would have you believe, people are flawed sinners. Sometimes, they shoot people. That’s just how life is. Fact is, if a psychopath doesn’t care that there is a law against shooting someone, he’s most likely not going to care that there is a law against bringing a gun into a library. Or ANY public place, for that matter. No matter how many laws the government puts in place restricting gun ownership, crime is not going to go down. In fact, it would actually go UP. The less sane people that have guns, the easier it will be for psychos to commit crimes, because there’s much less opposition. Imagine though, that there were no gun laws (besides “don’t kill someone with a gun”). If everyone was allowed to own and freely carry guns, the psychos would be much less likely to commit crimes. If they knew that 9 out of the 10 people around them had a gun and would take them out, they would think twice before doing anything stupid.
Let’s also keep in mind that our founding fathers put the Second Amendment in place to protect our right to keep and bear arms.
The problem with people who campaign for more gun laws, is that they equate guns with crime. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. However, when you don’t believe that humans are sinners in need of a Savior, you are left with the belief that humans are good. That’s when you resort to blaming everything else (guns) for evil, except the ones who commit it (humans).
So, no Costas, we don’t need more gun laws, because guns are not the problem. If someone was holding a gun to your head, wouldn’t you rather that some of the sane people around you have guns to knock that guy out? I know I would!
Saturday’s tragedy was brought on by who-knows-what, but it was NOT brought on by the fact that Belcher had a gun in his house. I pray for the family of the victim and the murderer, and hope that they can find peace in this situation. But, I will not accept that this tragedy is cause for more gun laws.
Thanks for reading, and putting up with my rant. =)