My PieceIt's 5am for me now, and I was woken up by my brain philosophising over this.
I'm 100% for gun control. NOBODY needs to be wandering around with a semi-automatic. Nobody. No matter what the situation. (This isn't counting the military)
The big pictures is that if you maintain the utilities to perpetuate war, war will perpetuate. You cannot be peaceful with a firearm, it just isn't possible. They aren't designed for self defence, they're designed to kill. That's what they were designed for and that's what they do. It's also what people do with them. Of course, America just isn't ready, just like the rest of the world, to become peaceful yet. I agree with American's owning a pistol. But anything stronger than that isn't necessary.
The parents of those murdered in Sandy Hook (which I cried over for days, so whilst I sound insensitive here, I feel so strongly for those beautiful children. One even had the same name as me!) Stated that the principle should have carried a heavy weapon so as to shoot the attacker! What kind of lesson are you teaching children?!
Despite what a lot of Americans think, Guns DO kill people. It's not the people with the guns, it's the guns. That's what they were designed for. As I've stated before, I agree that there should be arms in the community, it IS in their constitution and it's too late to change that now. Just keep the weapon small. It doesn't have to be a semi automatic.