Boringbug is a blogger, a sketch artist by hobby and a lawyer. He writes to pen his vague ideas and experiences in different forms. His blog Boringbug is a part reflection of his ideas, experiences, dialogues, thoughts, and opinions. It can be reached here.
The States and Their Obsession With Guns written by Boringbug
The States and their law enforcement are never complete without the use of weaponry. With the passage of time, the usage of a gun has become an intricate part of the state system. This can be perceived from the distribution of gun licenses to the civilians in the name of self-defense.
Unfortunately, the usage of any kind of weaponry whether if it is lethal or not- lethal, results into unreplaceable damage. Irrespective of any innovation in the usage of guns to bring down the number of casualties- lethal or non-lethal –is not what we need today. For the entire world indeed, a gun has become a powerful symbol of the state’s brutality. Therefore, dressing it up and sending it packed under the wrap of a peace treaty is no solution to the alienation that afflicts the large population of society.
What the present time urgently needs, is an innovative political strategy to reach out to people of all kinds, instead of warning out the dissenting voices at gun points. Labeling a huge section of population and/or branding them as terrorists, anti-nationals etc. is certainly not in any nation’s interest, even if they voice a dissenting opinion. Nor is the usage of guns or force of dispersing such civilians. This is what a true democracy stands for.
Boringbug is a blogger, a sketch artist by hobby and a lawyer. He writes to pen his vague ideas and experiences in different forms. His blog Boringbug is a part reflection of his ideas, experiences, dialogues, thoughts and opinions. It can be reached here.
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