This archived article was written by: Cassidy Scovill
We live in a state in which people are in love with their guns: Utah. It is a hunting state where guns are prized and any attempt to restrict types of guns is viewed as an act of communism. Utah is one of 44 states that adhere to the second amendment as much as possible. The states that don’t actively follow this amendment are California, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Minnesota and New Jersey.
Nothing is more awesome to males throughout the ages of four-dead than any gun. Guns are just cool; they shoot and destroy fools. Cartoons are filled with violence and guns are probably as violent as you can get. We are raised from an early age in America that all weapons from swords to rocket launchers are the coolest thing we’ve ever heard of. Explosions and bullets are probably the greatest thing ever to exist.
As we get older, we shed our former views of our old toys and movies that told us what to believe while we were kids. I grew up in a house where my dad only hunted to drink and when my mom went hunting, she would scream whenever she saw a deer in an effort to save it. So needless to say, I’m not your average Utah kid. Living in a house with a mother who is vehemently anti-gun has certainly left an impression on me.
Being raised like this made me wonder why people cling to their guns the way they do. The Tea Party protests and gun protests lead me to believe that all these people are afraid of being unarmed when President Obama decides to enact totalitarian regime. I don’t believe the president has anything to do with the gun laws. Like clockwork, whenever the slightest price increases on anything gun related, it’s Obama paving the way toward communism.
Utah is the only state to actually have a law that allows people to carry guns on campus provided they have the appropriate licenses. People who do carry their firearm on campus believe that had this law been in effect during Virginia Tech, the massacre might have been avoided. That might have prevented the number of deaths, but people would have still died.
If everyone had guns, that would certainly deter certain criminals from using their own guns to threaten people. People who are out to kill, who have already laid out plans to kill large groups of people, are still going to do it. Everyone having guns would not stop them because they are not exactly right in the head if they are going on a killing rampage. No one needs a fully automatic rifle in America; their availability on the market will lead to trouble further down the road.