The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens’ ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves.
Maybe something good can come out of the Virginia Tech Massacre? There is no reason in a civilized society for hand guns. With the exception of law enforcement, the dangers of citizens owning hand guns now out weights the benefits. It’s time we took a fresh look at the antiquated second amendment. In 1997, there were 15,289 murders in the United States, 10,369 were committed with guns. Something is terribly wrong when a 23 year old student with a history of mental illness can walk into a store and buy a gun. There is no doubt in my mind that outlawing hand guns will lower firearm fatalities.