What lesson from Virginia Tech?
Now let's have a quick look at the reasoning of those people:
- They claim that it is a question of “freedom of the individual”.
- They also claim that if you ban guns, then only criminals will have access to them easily.
- But of course one of most successful argument used by the pro-gun lobby (particularly in courts) is that the right to bear arms is a constitutional right.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."Clearly the intentions of the drafters was the "security of a free State", so it is the security of the community not the security of individuals and even less their right to defend their property against criminals. How is today's so-called right to bear arms connected to forming a well-regulated Militia? (and one should insist on the adjective "well-regulated")
I would suggest a system in which every American would have a sealed weapon at home which could be used to form "a well regulated Militia" to defend the "free State" - a bit like the defense system in Switzerland.
But of course, no one should expect this to be much discussed under this administration, and apparently the Democrats are busy enough with the showdown with the president over the war in Iraq to even address this issue which could prove to damage their financing for the next elections.
So no one should be surprised when the next Cho Seung-hui, Dylan Klebold or Eric Harris kill more students, and is my opinion that the so-called 'debate'it about campus security is almost indecent.