Today, we have complicated laws to govern us, and a law system and structure just as complicated and complex to settle simple disputes in small claims court to federal level crimes. Only select groups are legally allowed to carry side arms (such as law enforcement officials) and there is a vetting process to obtain a license or permit for the general public. Of course, it seems to be easier and easier to get around these laws and illegally obtain firepower. There seems to be a rapidly moving de-evolution in process. It is as though the frontier of the Wild West was anything but final. We talk about colonizing Mars (good Lord, shoot-outs with ray guns!) but have reverted to a country of Frontier Law. Only now, the fire arms are sophisticated, multi-round, automatic weapons as well as explosives aimed not at individuals but at masses of people, including women and children. Respect, for either side(s) has been lost. Law Enforcement and individuals are openly attacking each other. The consequences of breaking the law seem to be irrelevant and hardly a determent. The “purpose” or “belief” of either side’s attack rises above all. Chaos seems to be the “rule” of the day. The more attacks that occur, the more and more frequent attacks seem to become, as though “permission” has been given for this chaos.
Can we stop it? Do we know how to stop it? Can these questions even be answered?
What do you think?