Why Gun ‘Control’ Is Not Enough


This article is from Opinionator Blog at New York Times. The article argues that gun advocacies is not enough and needs more explanation in big picture. What gun advocacies claim is the idea that the unarmed must arm themselves. Yet this explains that as more individual acquire guns, the power of the police declines, as personal security becomes more a matter of self-help until everyone is armed. Gun advocates further problems arise: people are more likely to get shot by mistake or by accident instead of getting into fistfight. They also explains in regards of self defense, the gun advocacies should have a reasonable logic that guns are necessary or even useful for self-defense when there would be far fewer occasions in real world.