By Tom Knighton
The idea of teens carrying guns is troubling for many of us. While the Constitution doesn’t mention an age in which people can or can’t carry a firearm, most of us recognize that children aren’t mature enough to handle the responsibility of carrying a gun in this day and age. When the ink was still drying on the Second Amendment, they were, but today? Today is a different matter entirely.
For the most part, even the most ardent Second Amendment advocate understands that children should probably not be carrying guns.
But they do.
Over at Cleveland.com, they decided to talk to a few teens who carried them to get a glimpse inside their minds.
It’s an interesting story, with several teens talking about what life is like on “the streets” and how they had it ingrained in their heads to carry guns in case someone from another neighborhood decided to come in and start getting rowdy.
The writer finishes up, however, with this:
That’s bleak, yes. And it’s easy to say the streets are a choice they make, or that trying to help solve the underlying issues that make those streets so unsafe is “soft-on-crime.”
But just take a minute to listen to what …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms