Enough is enough. The NIU and the other six mass shootings this month prove that we need to have our good citizens carrying guns. Two basic, irrefutable arguments:
1. Gun laws don’t work. Most shooters already violate some existing law either by owning or possessing their weapon at the time of the shooting. Liberal ranting about more unenforceable laws is nonsense, pure and simple.
2. If our citizenry had guns, shootings might not be stopped, but the number of victims would definitely be reduced in each incident.
I am not endorsing the old west, here. I am calling for strict background checks, mandatory on the range classes and testing, and detailed gun registration. But once you meet these stringent standards, I cannot imagine why our government makes you sit in a room and die at the hands of an animal who followed no such regimen.
Please don’t make more students sit helpless and die. At least if someone in that room was armed, the attacker could have been killed after the first victim went down. At least we could be having one or two funerals, not seven.
It’s about time.