Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Of Gun and Pitbull Control

As a dog I am always amazed at how the human mind works. Let’s looks at some facts.

Sadly, as both humans and dogs know, on December 14, 2012 a man walked into an elementary school in Sandy Hook New Jersey and killed 26 children and teachers with a Bushmaster rifle which can fire more than 13 rounds per minute.

This was the second most deadly shooting in the United States.  The most deadly shooting was on April 16, 2007 when 32 people at Virginia Tech University.  He used a Walther P22 semi-automatic weapon.

Neither the Walther P22 semi-automatic weapon or the Bushmaster rifle have been banned.

But this isn’t a blog about gun control.  In 2012 23 people were killed by pitbull attacks in the United States. That is three less than were killed in five minutes at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

I hoped to give you a number of the amount of municipalities that have banned pitbulls but I can’t count that high. What I can give you is a link that shows the number of areas that have banned pitbulls in the country.  http://www.understand-a-bull.com/BSL/Locations/USLocations.htm

Now when humans talk about their right to bear arms they come back to the point that it is not the gun that is responsible for the death but the gun owner. Don’t ban the weapon, punish the owners.

But when it comes to pitbulls that argument is not heard. It is the fault of the dog, not the owner, which is typical because when it comes to humans and dogs, humans always find a way to blame the dogs.

Now I understand this to a point. A pitbull has a brain and a will that a gun does not have. So an argument can be made that the pitbull makes a decision to kill. Conversely there and hundreds of thousands of pitbulls who are loving dogs and would never hurt anyone. No one owns a gun that was made not to fire a bullet. Pitbulls are not weapons, are not designed to kill, they are turned into weapons by their owners, the same way that guns on their own do not kill anyone but needs a human hand holding it to do damage.

Plus pitbulls aren’t weapons of mass destruction. A pitbull cannot kill a bunch of kids in a classroom in a few seconds no matter how twisted it’s owner has made it.  

While the second amendment protects gun owners the rights of dog owners begin with the first line of the constitution which states: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility....”  As any dog owner know nothing insures domestic tranquility like a good dog.


  1. Well reasoned.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. The argument for or against is a complex one over here and unfortunately bad owners are the main cause of the problem. Sadly the dogs suffer not those humans. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Well said. It's unfortunate that some irresponsible pit bull owners give the entire breed a bad name. And the pit bull has to pay the price for this...even the good ones.

  4. Well said!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  5. It always boils down to those with CONTROL and the dogs have none...It's a human responsibility. We agree with you.

  6. I agree with you. We should be responsible dog/gun owner's. They should punish the one's who aren't.

  7. That is exactly how I feel. I wonder if we renamed PITBULLS and started calling them ARMS, if we could get some of these stupid dog laws reversed?

  8. **Correction** A rifle was NOT used in Sandy Hook. And your "rounds per minute" is completely off. A pistol can shoot way more than that. Educate yourself next time you try to make a statement. Sad.