posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 02:23 PM
All guns should be allowed because they are our right to have. This right is for our protection from tyrannical leaders. They aren't for robbers or
any other type of protection, they are for TYRANNY. Here is a good quote from Jefferson:
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
government." -Thomas Jefferson
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the
limits of the law', because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."
-- in "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764
Who are we to argue with Thomas Jefferson? Sure times have changed when it comes to micromanaging the people, but the major concept is still extremely
important in protecting the USA. We as a people, even without a military, cannot be won over without one hell of a fight.