Read the news and was SHOCKED. Newtown is less than 10 miles from where my house in the US was (I still own the place but I live in India now).
When I moved from there, I was clear that I was moving to a slightly riskier place. A place where it’s easier to get hit, easier to get killed. On the road and outside.
That probably is still true, but I am shaken by what all I have heard in the last few weeks.
My stance for India is HELL NO… Looking at the temper of people in this country, I wouldn’t even give a gun to some of the people in my company 🙂
I remember couple of years back, one of my car drivers I fired came to me, drunk, put me in a car (with a red light at the top), and showed me pics of him holding a revolver, a rifle, a semi-automatic and an AK-47. And then he told me he won’t do anything against me since I have been nice to him. Scary. Right?
But till now my stance for the US had been “YES”. Let everyone have guns to make everything safe. I have always felt that people in the US are more patient than us in India.
But now I am starting to lean more towards “No”. Though I do agree that those who want guns would be able to get them anyway; but make it difficult and we will have much lesser people who want guns getting access to them easily.
I know this debate will get another round with the latest shooting, but I am clear on my stance. No, people shouldn’t be allowed to have guns. Just like countries shouldn’t be allowed to have nuclear arms.
I would be very interested in listening to your views about whether guns should be allowed or not.
Stay Happy, Stay Safe!