Analysis: Placing The Blame

Submitted By treykeet
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Placing the Blame
When I was 22 years old I was stationed in the military at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. I was invited to a Christmas party off the base and decided to go. I had a little too much to drink at the party, and against my better judgment, I hopped into my Jeep, started it up and proceeded to drive to base. I went through the gate security without incident, and I didn’t really think too much of it. I continued down the road, came around a bend in the road, and there was a roadblock with military police checking to see if people were operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol. I was placed under arrest and went to the military jail on base for the remainder of the night. My company First Sergeant came and got me in the morning. I spent the next two months shoveling sand into bags, and doing other meaningless tasks until late into the night, and woke up bright and early the next morning to do it all over again.
There are many factors the blame can be placed on: alcohol, driving, the roadblock and my poor judgment. I think it is safe to say my poor judgment was to blame, as much as I would like to place the blame on the unnecessary roadblock. Thankfully the only outcome was hard labor, and a slap on the hand. I would much rather fill sandbags, than know I was responsible for someone’s death due to my recklessness. I think gun control is very similar. A large portion of society is blaming guns as the root of the cause. Guns are no more responsible to kill people than a vehicle is responsible for a drunken driving accident, although both have been proven to be extremely deadly when operated in the wrong hands.
I do not believe in the gun control legislation being proposed in today’s time. I do believe just like we have traffic laws for cars, we should have some laws regulating certain aspects of firearms. There are certain gun control laws that are good to have. Discharging a firearm within city limits in most circumstances