Guns don’t kill people, people kill people

Chris, Staffer

It’s 2:30 a.m. An extremely loud noise just woke you up. Your dog is barking at an alarming rate. Your worst fear just became a reality, someone broke into your home. Your heart is about to jump out of your chest. You ask yourself if this is really happening? What do you do? What can you defend yourself with? A Louisville slugger? Your pillow? All these things are going through your head and you have a rush of adrenaline going through your body. You get your Mossberg 12 gauge and the single pump of the shotgun scares the intruder away. The thing about guns is that some people totally love them and others sweat at the thought of them. Why? Democratic news reporters have put that fear in the head of their viewers that guns have one sole purpose, to kill. Any smart and responsible gun owner knows that that’s not true. Look at the Utah schools. Ever since they let teachers conceal carry, with the proper training and multiple background checks, there hasn’t been a single school shooting in Utah. I personally think that guns are both a good and bad thing. Guns have many uses. They help defend single mothers who live in unsafe neighborhoods. They help put food on the table, for hunters that live outside the suburburbs and can’t get their food otherwise. They help our law enforcement and our military. We’ve all heard the phrase “Guns kill people”. I don’t know about you, but that really grinds my gears. Guns do three things. They shoot, they fail, and they rust. Violence comes from the heart of those terrible people. Saying that guns kill people is like saying pencils misspell words on their own. I am fully aware that no matter how many guns laws or restrictions are passed, there are those individuals that will some how be able to get their hands on guns. We need to start accepting that guns are going to be around for a good while. Guns manufactures aren’t going to stop making rifles and handguns just because a group of liberals think “guns kill people.”Guns were intended to protect us and help defend from all bad. As soon as we educate ourselves in firearms, we’ll realize that they’re not “killing machines.”