Very often in life I would find myself strongly disagreeing
and upholding the totally opposite point of view about the
actions and behavior of those, whose deeds seemed to me
rather disadvantageous and harmful to the entire community
or society. These kind of actions were mostly coming from
government authorities, and quite obviously, there was not
much that could have been done in order to refute or
override them. Therefore, not only once, the idea of having
adequate power and authority to ban these kind of pernicious
practices, would appeal to me.
For the purpose of decreasing the crime rate, that was
the top concern of the Ukrainian citizen, in 1994, some
misguided politicians in government adopted the legislation
repealing the previous amendment and thus, abolishing the
constitutional right to own the handguns. Banning the sale
of firearms seems to me a most malicious and reckless deed,
that instead of safeguarding and protecting, endangers more
the entire society.
The Government justified this act by saying that it
would protect the innocent citizens. But it failed to even
entertain the notion that the enactment of this law would
come to protect the right of those who violate the rights of
others. It has never occurred to authorities that vicious
criminals, in spite of this legislation, will still manage
somehow to get the firearms.
Innocent people, however, will suffer, because they
will be less likely to obtain handguns in order to protect
themselves and their families. Therefore, it would not be
hard to imagine the carnage of the citizens, should there
not be any guns in their homes. The criminals would walk in
at any time they desired, they would take whatever they
wanted, rape whom they wanted, and shoot whoever would
The Government defended the enactment of this...