So, maybe you heard of the man near Pittsburgh that killed 3 police officers over the weekend. I think he may have injured some others as well.
His mother called in a domestic dispute to the police and they arrived at the house. A few of them walked up to the door and they were shot down. The suspect was wearing a bullet proof vest and had an AK-47. They are saying that this was a setup.
His motive? He was afraid that since Obama was elected, his guns would be taken away!
So, how does going on a shooting rampage help his cause? It just makes it more necessary to ban assault rifles and automatic weapons.
Luckily, he didn't kill himself so he'll have to face the consequences of his actions.
---Now I admit... I know very little about guns, and I'm happy with that. I don't want to be anywhere near them. They make me nervous. I'm not even against people having guns. I know some hunters and they are very responsible with their weapons.
BUT, do we need to have these high powered guns? Is there really a need for those? I mean, if you want to hunt or protect yourself, a rifle or handgun should be sufficient.
The shootings in Binghamton, NY (which is like an hour from me.) ... the suspect had 2 legally registered handguns that he used to carry out his slaughter... so what can we do? Do we just settle .. knowing that some people are nuts and that this will happen? or is there something we can do.