No wonder I am tried like hell when I got home today. I have a full day of work, plus 2 hours of driving and 4 hours of classes. That is almost like working a double shift. Fortunately, I only have one more class left on Friday.
At first, I just pick up firearm as a hobby. The more I read about firearm, the more I appreciate the reasons behind America’s forth amendment. In Canada, people are only allow to shoot as hobby, but firearms really should be intended for self protection and preservation of liberty. The argument is not intuitive, but elegant when lay out properly. I read two reports from the Fraser Institute, compare the crime rate in gun control countries before and after the regulation. The conclusion is gun control does not lower the crime rate. The criminals still have guns, but the victims now deprived of their means of self defense. If every people is rational and law binding citizen, then gun actually make the society safer. The only problem is there are crazy people shooting others once a while. This problem can be deal with if everyone carry a gun and learn to disarm the crazy guy at any sight of trouble.
Arguing in the scope of political philosophy, gun actually protect the liberty of the citizens. Without any means of self protect, good citizen can only rely on the police to protect themselves from criminals. In order to effectively protect defenseless citizens, the government have to increase the authority of police. Everyone knows increasing the police power will erode the liberty we enjoy in the society. Gun ownership promotes a smaller government, which is good for the economy and liberty. This pro-gun argument is still a very rough idea, I should give it more thought and write an article exploring it with further details.