posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 11:10 PM
reply to post by Agit8dChop
As if you could, if you tried?
I am for more restrictions, especially for fully automatic rifles. America's gun obsession is problematic, but I do believe citizens should be allowed
to protect their homes or carry if licensed. I would favor more education and safety training to be required to maintain legal licensing, with stiff
penalty for noncompliance, including revocation and confiscation...but it is the confiscation part that is risky and dangerous. I hope sensibility
overrides gun entitlement promoted by fear of government control. The majority of gun owners understand reforms need to be proposed and passed
legally, but do not think for even a moment we would not protect our inalienable right as set forth by the Supreme Court, repeatedly on the basis of
the 2nd Amendment.
I truly hope murder by firearms can be minimized. However, America's lawmakers, lobbyists for restriction and against (NRA), and authoritative
agencies stand to gain financially and politically either way. There in lies the root of the issue. If you calculate military, private, and public
sales/contracting/purchasing, we have a $Trillion Industry.
"A well regulated Militia...", we are way past that. No militia could stop America's Military. Only the citizens can resolve gun legislation, and we
are not prepared to do that yet. It is very sad, sad that the ignorance of many paves the way for the abuses of the few.
edit on 28-3-2014 by
Boscov because: (no reason given)