Zipper wrote:It is difficult for me to comment on this subject without violating the standards of this Forum but I am going to make an attempt. It seems that this country is going to have to adjust the current idea of an armed public. We are going to have to have a more tight public security program.
If by,"It seems that this country is going to have to adjust the current idea of an armed public",
you mean that the country will need to get used to many more folks choosing to go about their lawful daily affairs while carrying a firearm (concealed or openly) you're probably right.
Now this next bit you wrote-
Zipper wrote:<snip>We are going to have to have a more tight public security program.
If you mean routine/randomcheckpoints, ID papers, frisk and search, et al....you're completely wrong. There's a whole slew of legal barriers to such shenanigans and rightly so.
You may be missing a key point in all of this; if you permit those who have used terrorist attacks against you with the goal of destroying your society's structure to cause you to transform your society from one based on individual liberty and freedom to a society structured like a prison....they've won.
This may be a hard truth for you to swallow but our culture and society can more easily afford to loose way more lives to terrorist attacks than we have so far in total than we could afford the consequnces of turning in to a police state. We can recover from the loss of many lives and have done so before (Civil War, WWI, WWII), there is very little likelihood of a country "recovering" from being a police state.
Not to mention that a, "more tight public security program", wouldn't and couldn't stop such attacks. You'd be trading away your liberty and legal rights for an illusion of saftey. Bad trade.
“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” Robert A. Heinlein