I’m sure that most of you have heard about the Supreme Court’s ruling having to do with guns last week, which basically allows people to have the…

I’m sure that most of you have heard about the Supreme Court’s ruling having to do with guns last week, which basically allows people to have the right to carry guns giving them the rights promised in the Second Amendment. What happened in D.C. was that there was a handgun ban in the capital and the Supreme Court ruled to have the ban removed in our nation’s capital, as well as similar handgun bans in cities like Chicago and San Francisco to name a few.   So here’s what I think about the Supreme Court’s ruling, which by the way was 5-4, it’s completely unrealistic. Yes, I feel that every citizen should have the rights promised by the Constitution, but lifting bans/limitations on guns is not a reasonable thing to do because then anyone can carry a gun in office buildings, malls, on public transportation, and even Disneyland. Is allowing anyone to have a deadly weapon that could take a human life at any minute a good thing to do? We also have to look at the other side though and this is where it gets tricky because if cities/states can put bans/limitations barring you from practicing a right given to you by the Constitution then what stops people from creating the same bans/limitations on freedom of speech, religion, or press. I for one will get a gun when I’m older for self-defense, but I don’t think I’ll carry it around because that’s just an accident waiting to happen. Then again, will I feel any safer if everyone has one? For this post, I’d like to quote one of my favorite movies Death Proof, in which one of the characters, Kim, addresses why she carries a gun and I quote, “I don’t know what futuristic utopia you live in, but in the world I live in, a b**** need a gun.”  I don’t know if we’ll reach this utopia when its guns galore, but then again this is a very complicated issue with many layers so let me know what you think.   – Ruben