posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by allsop
Actually it is a Right not a privilege, it is a constitutionally protected right. Framed in the Bill of
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
The problem is when the government steps on this constitutionally protected right of the people and takes away the freedoms guaranteed by this most
sacred of our documents. Then only the criminals will have arms.
However, nothing in this small sentence says that the government can't make sure that people that are violent, criminal, deadly shouldn't be
This is what this law is all about. Punishing criminals. If you make it a harsh crime for a criminal to have in his possession a firearm then it will
allow law enforcement to do more to protect the people who have a right to own and carry a firearm.
This legislation isn't saying the government is going to take away guns from those that should have them (law abiding citizens) it is saying however
that if someone has a gun, that isn't registered. (people that mean to do bad things break the law) they can punish and make sure that person isn't
going to cause harm to someone else.
If you are a law abiding citizen with every right to own a firearm, then you will have no problem with this bill. Yes your name will appear on a
massive government database. So what? Do you honestly think that some bureaucrat in Washington is going to go "hey this guy has a gun and is a member
of ATS, let's get him" no, what they are going to do is put your name down on a list that no one will look at, no one will care about and unless you
commit a crime with a gun no one will ever bring up.
[edit on 1/26/2009 by whatukno]