There is a heated discussion circulating among Americans - and the global community - concerning gun control and the place automatic weapons have in a modern society, striving (hopefully) for peaceful co-existence.
The now infamous Dark Knight Rises mass-murderer James Holmes so easily obtained his instruments of death - an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remmington 12-guage shotgun and 2 40-caliber glock handguns - LEGALLY from gun stores and purchased mass amounts of ammunition on-line.
In response to the horrific crime that took place Friday in Aurora, the lovely ladies over at The View touched upon the volatile issue of gun control - or lack thereof - in the United States.
Watch this important debate in action (above)!
While "the right to bear arms" is guaranteed by the constitution, you have to consider the time and circumstances under which the constitution was originally written!
Did they have advanced weaponry in the 1700s? No.
Was the world - including America - a tumultuous mess of warring parties, whose first instinct in solving a problem was threataning violence? Yes.
Haven't we moved beyond the point of needing such violent tools created SOLELY to hurt/kill other individuals? Not yet, but isn't that what we should aim for? As humans? Who all have to live together on this planet?
If we do not strive for peace, we will end up destroying ourselves, and using guns to keep the peace is a MASSIVE contradiction…
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