Originally posted by whaaa
I personally don't carry a firearm but my girlfriend does; because being the consummate romantic, I bought her a beautiful little Barretta. That's
true love and trust.
When you want someone to be capable of protecting themselves if you're not around, that's love. To give them a gun when you
don't have one
that's trust...Big time!
As far as regulating gun-ownership goes, try the webpage for Kennesaw, GA & look at their
(Chapter 34, Article 1: In General). Then call up their
Police Department & access their Crime Statistics
. You'll see that the more people have the
choice of owing & carrying firearms, the lower that crime stats go. Yet, in places like Washington D.C. that have very strict ownership
restrictions...Well, D.C. isn't called "Murder Capital of the USA" for nothing. When only criminals are armed, crime rates go up. When everybody
, crime rates go down because criminals have to be a lot more picky when they try to choose their next victim...
The whole key behind the 2nd Amendment is that the only restriction allowed involves personal responsibility
: That is to say that you have the
full Right to keep whatever firearms you want as long as you don't use them to violate the Rights of others. If you do, then that Right can be taken
away...Upon conviction under Due Process.
Government-imposed restrictions have no ability for determining the kind of self-responsibility for each & every individual. This is why the 2nd
Amendment says that Arms Rights are not to be infringed. The Constitution & Bill of Rights must be understood by the intent of those who wrote
in order to truly understand your own defense
against crime & tyrannical government. Governments create laws in order to create more
criminals...The only way government can enforce laws is by force...The more criminals the laws creates, the bigger & more oppressive a government
gets. A vicious cycle of self-destruction.
Edited to insert the weblinks that somehow got left out.
[edit on 23-8-2008 by MidnightDStroyer]