By Andrew Crisologo, DPM
[Editor’s Note: Originally published on KevinMD.com on October 24, 2015 and republished here with the author’s permission.]
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- One word: gun. That is all it takes to spark a debate between two very different camps.
One end of the spectrum feels guns are an evil haunting the nation by their mere existence, and they need to be dealt with by restricting (or even eliminating) everyone’s ability to possess them.
The other end believes it is a core right to keep and use firearms for sport, personal defense, collecting, etc., and that no further “gun control” legislation should be enacted. As with all things in life, no one extreme is the right answer.
As we are in the wake of another school shooting by a deranged individual, the spectrum becomes further polarized. People are passionate about this topic, and this is an expected reaction. Those for gun control call for further legislation: universal background checks (which would require background checks for private gun sales), making straw purchases a felony and a federal crime (it’s already a …Read the Rest