posted on Apr, 2 2006 @ 08:14 AM
Ok, here goes my input on this...
In my younger days, I did some things im not proud of.
I broke many laws. And I hurt many people, and im sorry for that (not physically, mostly just from stealing).
The one thing I feared the most was being shot.
That made not do alot of things that I would have done.
Once I grew up, and realized I cant do that kind of stuff, I straightened myself out.
Now I am on the other side. I try my best to do my little part to make up for it. If I see somebody doing some very stupid that could allow them for
instance to be taken from, I tell them. I will tell them exactly how it is done, and how to prevent it.
I have had guns pulled on me, never when I was a threat or doing anything wrong. Just the wrong place at the wrong time.
In the past 3 years I have been shot at 3 times. A total of 31 rounds fired right in my general direction. I have also been robbed at gunpoint in a
parking lot by 4 men, I was with a girl. I have watched people die from being shot. I had a party once, a big one, advertised and everything. 3 people
got shot. 1 died. My mother when I was a baby, was out driving one day, I was in the car. Somebody cut her off, almost running her off the road. She
honked at him. He got behind her and followed her home. He pulled up behind her in the driveway, sideways, and stepped out of the vehicle. He pulled
out a 12 gauge sawed-off double barren shotgun and slung it over the roof of the car, right at her. My grandma walked out, and he got in the car and
Even after this, I still promote guns. I would never, ever, EVER, agree with anyone that would want to ban guns.
First of all, and PLEASE, DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE TO THIS, I am not trying to point a finger in any way, I am just telling you how it is.
I was born and raised in San Diego, California. We have more immigration there then practially anywhere else. They all come through there.
All of the experiences I mentioned above, every single one, the person with the gun was mexican.
I will leave you to your own conclusions on that.
But also, they were all criminals. And being criminals, laws dont matter. In none of these scenarios, did any of the victims have a gun, or a means to
I have purchased a gun for my mom. I have tought our entire family how to safely store, hold, clean, operate, and fire guns.
I carry a knife, a can of OC/CS Spray (pepper spray with CS Tear gas in it), and a gun, almost everywhere I go. The gun is an iffy thing. Sometimes I
take it, sometimes I dont.
Point is, this leaves three options in defending myself. Minor threats get sprayed. Serious threats can be disarmed and if need be, injured.
Extreme threats can be fully taken out.
I have been jumped, more than 1 time, for no reason whatsoever. I have seen some of the nastiest things you would ever want to see. I have seen street
violence at its worst. But I promote the right to own weapons. Even for those criminals. Law enforcement does not solve the problem. That means when
it comes to your door, its you or the criminal. Who do you want to win?
Also, my 16 year old brother carries a knife and spray on him at all times too. I have also trained him how to use both. How to disarm a threat.
I also live in Arizona now. We are the wild west. I can walk into the gas station with an AK-47 on my back, and two handguns at my sides. It is
completely lega, and it is the norm out here.
A 16 year old meth addict, a female, attempted an armed robbery of a video store in Phoenix a few months ago. One of the men renting a video there saw
her pull a gun out and point it at one of the workers and tell everyone to get down. He drew his sidearm, and fired 3 shots. Needless to say, the
place wasnt robbed, and no innocent people were hurt.
Sometimes, we need to be people. And we need to stop and think.
"The world is crap. Everything about it is crap. Peace is no more. Freedom is no more. How did this happen? Us. Humans. We created all of our
problems. And we did it with power. You cant withdraw that power now."
Would you start a war, just to go into it with a banana as a weapon?
No. Thats how it is. You cant change it. If you give up your guns, great for you. Does that mean everyone else will? No. As far as I stand, I will not
give up my weapons. I will not jeapordize my life or the life of my family members either. If it comes down to the government going in each home and
taking weapons, I will give in, because the consequences for fighting it will surely be deadly (Note: WACO). But they dont know what I have buried
around the baron desert that surrounds me.