- The Second Amendment was ratified in December 15, 1791 - Americans have had the right to "keep and bear arms" for over 220+ years.
- As of 2009, there were an estimated 310 million non-military firearms in America. - That's enough for every man, woman, and child in the US to have their own gun.
"Taking away our guns" simply isn't an option. There are way too many people out there with way too many guns. At this point in history, it is logistically impossible for the government to locate, collect, and destroy all those weapons...let alone the fact that most people who have guns don't want to give them up.
"Blaming the Media / Hollywood / Game Industry / Social Sites / Aliens / Etc." isn't going to fix the problem. I watch violent movies, play violent video games, visit Facebook all the time, and I haven't once thought of shooting anyone...let alone 20 first graders. And I seriously don't believe any other sane person does either.
So what's my suggestion? Personal responsibility.
If you're going to possess a gun, then YOU are responsible for what happens when it's used...and much more importantly: When it's not. Gun safes, trigger locks, gun safety course...you should put a gun where nobody else can get access to it but you.
That's my (short) take on gun control. What are your thoughts?