posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 07:51 AM
Gun Control one of the reasons 90% of democrats will not get my vote.
If a Democrat wants my vote they need to do 2 things
1 Come up with a sensible policy on abortion.( I am not looking to get into an abortion debate in this thread)
2 Leave my guns alone.
My right of self defense is just as important to me as any other rights listed in the Bill of Rights, it is the right that preserves all other
The above firearm is mine I legally purchased it, and legally obtained a license to carry said firearm. The government took 122 days to issue me a
carry permit. So for 122 days I was denied my right to carry for the puposes of self defense. If it took 122 days to get a drivers license or you had
to get a permit to speak publicly and it took 122 days what would you reaction be.
My permit is only good in a certain number of states. Why? The background check is more strenuous than for a drivers license and my drivers license is
good throughout the country. Why does my right to self defense end when I enter California or Colorado?
The Police can not be everywhere at once, I cannot sue the police for failure to stop a crime taking place against my person. The Supreme Court has
decided this the law of the land. In the end the responsibilty for my protection of me and my family is mine.
I carry the above firearm everyday, if you pass me on the street you will not see it, you wont know that it is there. The only way you will see that
firearm is if my life is in jeopardy or I am at risk of serious permanent bodily injury. So how does my carrying affect you? It doesnt at all, taking
away the firearms of law abiding citizens only punishes the law abiding for the crimes of criminals.
Is society safer if I am defenseless and I am injured or killed as opposed to being able to defend myself? Keep in mind that in this day and age you
can fully cooperate with a criminals demands and still end up dead, this is the case more often than not.
For some folks having a gun is like having any other object. I take care of my firearms as I would take care of my truck or my computer. Do I have
affection for it? Yes, but no more than any other object. Will I be upset if I lose it? Yes because I dont buy junk and that firearm is expensive. I
highly doubt that any gun buyback program will give me full value cash for that firearm. I would be upset if I had to replace my truck or computer
So my question to Mr Biden would be , "Will you protect my second amendment rights as vigorously as you protect my first amendment rights."
I already know the answer which is why a Democrat will 90% of the time not get my vote.