I watched and listened to the video someone took of the mass shooting near Chicago. I heard how fast a determined killer can pull the trigger of those AR-15 Assault Rifles. I find it disturbing that anyone can get this gun after hearing how quick that trigger is. I am for the second amendment, but the second amendment must be treated like the freedom of speech.
I can't yell fire in a crowded theater when there isn't really a fire. If a stampede happens and someone gets hurt, then I am at fault for being a liar. Gun rights should exist but be treated just like our freedom of speech. Does the right I seek from the Bill of Rights cause harm or potential physical harm and/or death to other people in society? If the answer is yes, then just like yelling fire in a crowded theater when there is no real fire, I am abusing my rights/power at the expense of other people's rights.
Assault rifles have become a danger to our society. They are not necessary for anyone to own. No one needs an assault rifle to hunt or protect their house. We also have police to help protect us. If we let anyone have assault rifles, then that makes the job of police more difficult and puts their lives in greater risk also. Why give criminals legal access to assault rifles that they may use to fight our police? Gun owners should be willing to make the sacrifice of not owning them for the greater good of society in my opinion. If anyone disagrees with that, I would ask you where do you draw the line? Missiles, grenades, machine guns, and bazookas? Just because you want to shoot it and believe that you will obey the law with it, does that justify the danger it posses to the rest of society when people get those weapon who do intend to harm others with them?
I am glad this shooter's guns were registered. If he escaped in his female disguise, then they would have traced the gun right back to him and he would have been caught anyway.
Yelling "fire" in a crowded theater when there is no fire, is an abuse of the rights to free speech we have under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Are assault rifles being legal an abuse of 2nd Amendment rights, when giving that right to some puts our entire society at greater risk of harm or death? Especially after hearing the gun shots in the Chicago shooting this weekend, I believe that the answer to that question is yes.