With the recent tragic school shooting in Connecticut many well meaning
people are searching for solutions to an incredibly horrific problem facing our
nation. For whatever reason our country has been plagued with an unexplainable
problem. Most people cannot imagine why certain people in our society would want
to arm themselves and shoot up public places like schools.
When these events happen they are usually followed by a few days of media
hype with there same cast of characters of experts and TV therapists that hawk
the same talking points calling for gun control, background checks
,increased mental help
programs and anti bullying campaigns.
On the other side in the alternative media and blogs you'll have the
conspiracy theories pointing to fluoride in the water, anti depressants and
other medications or MKULTRA and other Govt sponsored mind control experiments
that could be the motivation behind these shootings.
We can all debate the causes and solutions but today in this article I want
to explore the ramifications of one possible "solution" to this problem and that
is the knee jerk reaction to want to ban and or confiscate all firearms
currently in the USA.
It would appear at first glance that this is a logical solution. If we
simply take away all the guns lunatics can no longer use them to shoot up
schools and thus spare us the horror and tragedy of seeing little school
children murdered and their families traumatized.
But what would be involved in such a program of firearm surrender? I
suppose first after an executive order there could be an emergency order
requiring that all citizens surrender their guns. The most recent reports on the
topic put the count at roughly 300 million firearms floating around the country.
It would be a massive undertaking for these weapons to be voluntarily
But even if the vast majority of these guns were surrendered voluntarily
that would still leave a small percentage still unaccounted for. These weapons
would be in the hands of the most unlawful, most militant, most extreme and most
paranoid among us. The most extreme would be armed and the most compliant law
abiders would then be unarmed.
This sounds like a worse situation than we started with. The only way to
unarm those that do not comply is by door to door searches of peoples homes,
businesses and storage facilities. Just as the military does in Afghanistan and
other occupied countries.
This would be an incredible undertaking. Portions of city blocks and
neighborhoods would have to systematically cordoned off with police and military
preventing the entry and exist to those areas. Then every square inch would have
to thoroughly searched with metal detectors. In order to ensure officer safety
any civilian in that are would have to be temporarily detained and handcuffed
and physically searched. Every man woman and child, just as people are searched
by TSA agents in airports.
Because of the magnitude of this operation there would be no time for
pleasantries. The soldiers would show up at your home in full force in body
armor and secure the home with a room by room search, kicking in doors and
overturning furniture in their search.
I believe we can all agree that this type of undertaking would be far more
traumatizing to the entire nation of 314 million people than the 3 or 4
thousand victims, friends and families that have been affected by these school
shootings and massacres.
I believe that if we as a country can come together in love and respect
with a common goal of finding a solution to a common problem we can come to a
solution. But the solution cannot be a knee jerk reaction of passing
legislation. It cannot be one that is advocated by these talking heads and hacks
that we see on TV. These people have there own self interests and agendas that
do not include the good of the average citizen. About the Author:
Ed Opperman Private
Ed Opperman is Pres of Opperman Investigations Inc, He's Digital Forensic Investigator
as well as a Private Investigator. Ed's been involved in some of
the major news stories and investigations on there past few years. Including
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