#WeekendCoffeeShare: America Is Way Too Fucking Late For Gun Laws (Part 2)

Last week I missed #WeekendCoffeeShare due to being super busy and what not. However, I am back and I'm pretty... conflicted at the moment. To start off on a great note, if you want to check out what I have been working on check out one blog post plus one article here and here

(Yes, I specifically didn't say what the blog post and article is about because I want you to actually read about it, not get a short synopsis of the exciting news!) 

Now on to more serious matters (I'm assuming you've already taking into consideration the title of this blog post). The last time I touched on this topic was last month, which you can read here

I specifically waited for a little while after these situations to happen before writing about them here. At this point, the general population of America and others around the world are now becoming accustomed to these stories (unfortunately). During the beginning of these situations tensions are high, complete evidence is not on the table yet, and everyone begins to blame who was wrong instead of asking how did this situation begin. 

While there are a ton of videos including actual footage of the shootings, I will not be sharing those here. The videos that I am sharing will be news clips that many tend not to see (depending upon which media outlets one chooses to watch).

Grab a few cups of coffee because we will be here for a few minutes. Disclaimer... I do not in way shape or form condone any of these murders happening in unjustifiable manners.

1. Alton Sterling

Prior to watching this all unfold I was sitting at my desk during normal work. As word got around to Twitter it was pretty quick to seeing everyone talk about the situation, spread around photos of a cop involved (which was not the cop involved), and additional details.

Initially from the first video it looked pretty brutal As information continued to become disclosed to the public, I started having a little bit of drawback. Additional reports begin to state that Alton was in fact tased first and continued to resist arrest, which is what led to him getting slammed. While many might not like this next part... I am on the side of logical thinking, not the side of one specific "team."

Alton was armed with a gun when was technically carrying that firearm illegally due to his felony background. To put yourself (generally speaking) is completely your fault at that point (no matter who you are). You don't do something illegal knowingly, then complain about it hen you get caught (and at this point excluding his criminal history, Alton was still considered an armed and dangerous individual in that moment). 

In the video where witnesses pretty much caught the murder portion, an officer yelled "gun" as a warning to his partner. No one can actually tell from that video alone if he [Alton] was actually reaching for the gun or not. Whether Alton was reaching for his gun or not, with Louisiana being an open carry of firearms without a permit, it is safe to assume those cops have to think a split second quicker than other states because of the hypotheticals. 

Overall, I'm slightly on the fence here. Was it completely right for the officer (or both) to shoot him in that manner? It's a little too close to call. Did Alton put himself in that position? Unfortunately, I have to say yes here. 

2. Philando Castile

This was a straight up murder! Unless other evidence/video comes out to show otherwise, there is really no nitpicking here about details. One thing that anyone whom is in fact a law abiding legal permit carrying gun owner, if you are pulled over by an officer for any reason, even if you acknowledge that you are "legal" don't reach for it. 

Save yourself (literally) and simply recommend them [the officers] to take your wallet and/or gun out until the entire situation i handled properly. 

3. Dallas Police Department Attack

Is this what people want right now? The general population vs officers? What irritated me the most about this situation is that the shooter pretty much shot and killed officers that had nothing to do with any of the other bad cops in the country. Five families have lost loved ones because an one individual (confirmed and dead at the moment) was mad at all cops, not just the specific ones causing the problems. 

The fact that the shooter was a military trained individual and pretty much did it from a sniper level... I highly suggest anyone whom is legally able to carry a firearm at least learn how to properly use a handgun and purchase one. 

Yes, this is the part where if you don't like guns, you're not going to like this ending. Americans mind as well hang it up when it comes to thinking more gun laws will help the fucking situation. Criminals are not going to say "oh look at all these laws, guess I can't get a gun now." Criminals/murderers do not care about laws. Therefore, the only people gun laws are going to affect are the law abiding citizens! 

As much as I would truly like for this not to be a consistent thing we experience... to be completely blunt, we all know some idiot(s) will want to make a name for themselves here soon. There goes my rant and perspective on why America is way too fucking late for gun laws. Hopefully I do not have to make part 3 too soon, but when it happens I'll be here.