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Murder should be against the law

November 27, 2010

On the way to the store today, my oldest daughter reminded me of something that has always bugged me about our society, the desire to prevent something that is already criminal by criminaliing something else less offensive.  She was explaining to me how a kid brought a loaded gun to her old high-school, and it got me thinking about Columbine.

Obviously Columbine was a horrible murdering spree by a bunch of psychotic kids, but that is where we should leave it.  Unfortunately our society is never comfortable accepting the fact that there are truly some evil and dangerous people in the world, and there is no law in the world that will stop them.

Following the Columbine massacre, we were treated daily to talking heads of all expertise explaining how we need stricter gun control, or better psychology training for teachers, or more laws to prevent these kids from planning their outrages.  But these people are oblivious to one simple fact – murder is already illegal. It’s an interesting dichotomy of the more liberal thinkers in the world, they feel people in general are naturally evil, but for some reason believe that criminals will follow the law.  More laws will not make murder any more illegal, and if some one is willing to commit the ultimate crime with the ultimate penalty, I don’t believe they are gonna fret overly much about breaking some gun control law.

So the bleeding hearts out there feel mass murder in our schools is a crime of opportunity – take away the access to guns and people won’t kill each other anymore – or they will get the guns illegally.  But guns aren’t the only way to kill people.  I don’t have stats, but I will venture the murder stats in ancient Rome were pretty damn high (not Detroit level, but no one is) and that is 1500 years before the earliest gun was invented.

Murder is in the heart.  A law won’t get rid of it.  More laws definitely won’t.  There is no solution for high school kids snapping and going on a killing spree – once a child has reached that level of mental depravity, no damn law is gonna stop them.  And that unfortunately is one of the problems with a free and open society, sometimes bad people are free to do bad things.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2010 8:37 pm

    Great post! You are right, if a person is contemplating murder they will use whatever is available to them. If guns are illegal they will still find a way to kill. The left seems to feel that by punishing those that are not criminals by passing stricter laws they will be able to stop the criminals, but they seem to forget that criminals do not care about the law in the first place.

    • November 27, 2010 9:50 pm

      Yep, criminals don’t care about the law, but the left sure likes to give them the benefit of the doubt. Oh well. =(

  2. November 28, 2010 8:27 am

    In the schools, they are really trying to reprogram the kids. They can’t even bring a butter knife to schools due to the ‘zero tolerance’ rules. Since a butter knife has the word ‘knife’ in its name.

    But, you are correct, you can’t legislate the human heart. If a person is evil and determine to commit murder, no law is going to stop them.

    • November 28, 2010 8:46 am

      Zero tolerance is so stupid. Just recently a kid in my youngest daughter’s elementary school got suspended for drawing a gun. That is just freaking ridiculous.

  3. November 28, 2010 9:17 am

    Silly man. Of course we can legislate ourselves to perfection and our society to utopia.

    Of course we can.

    • November 28, 2010 10:45 am

      I didn’t know they were gonna pass a law kicking all liberals out of the country! What a great idea. =)

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