posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 10:59 PM
reply to post by Thistled
I'm wondering what people like myself that live in a pretty remote area that have no police protection are supposed to do as to protecting ourselves
and families. Simple fact of the matter is the criminals here do have guns. and if jacked up on God knows what the flavor of the day drug rather
don't think about dying or just don't care. I agree it's plain offensive to trivialize my desire to protect my home and family. I was born and
raised in this land with the Constitution that is supposed to be our protector of the rights that we haev enjoyed as a people since we began this
country. and because of some opinion that is totally uneducated you view us as a bunch of cowboys or gangsters or just plain paranoid nuts for the
many reasons we wish to fight to keep our right to our firearms. You must watch a lot of American TV and mainstream media as to what it's like here.
Yeah, that's a good source of information.
The fact of the matter is what this right represents to us. Lets take a look at it. Our right to gun ownership is one that not only is supposed to
protect us from bad people that wish to do us harm. but from bad people in power that wish to do us harm. If I was part of a political machine I would
much more fear a large group that was well armed than one that was not. We are supposed to be allowed to keep our government in check. By force if
need be. It's said that no way could armed civilians group together and take on the armed forces. It happens. It's how we started this little
country of ours. We took on the best military in the day and it worked. We took out freedoms form those we seen as oppressors. If need be, We will
have to again. Better to die a free man than live as a slave. Many of the American people might be willing to let our rights slip away. Not all of
The UK had their guns taken and gun crime still happens. Many of the people there from what I read are getting fed up with it. They were promised
something that they did not get. and now they are not in near the possession to help themselves that they would have been before they turned in their
firearms. Even with less gun crime is there less violent crime as a whole? People are going to kill other people. and some will do it with a gun.
No matter how hard you make it to obtain one. Still happens there. Still happens everywhere. I'm hearing on this board that some there do not feel as
safe as they would if they were allowed to have a firearm. I'm sure there are many more.
We Americans need to watch what is happening elsewhere in the world. It's getting easier and easier for these unarmed people to be not only
threatened by the bad people in their corner of the world but the government that is supposed to protect them.
As for this barbaric American I am paying attention. I will not stand for my recreational shooting to be taken, I will not stand for my ability to
protect my family be taken. I will not stand for my government to just take my rights with the stroke of a pen. Maybe I am barbaric. I think these
murders don't need to waste tax dollars by the boat load in prisons. Let them swing a rope or the ammo is a lot cheaper than 30 year of keeping up
some animal that would love to have some sympathetic politician let them out so they can do some more unspeakable things to decent people just trying
to live their lives. We don't need more prisons in this world. We need to disposed of the animals. Might piss off the ACLU but I guess we could put
halfway houses up all over their neighborhoods and see how fast they reach for a gun when it's their family that is being attacked.
Face it, some people are just bad people. I don't see where free housing for them does anything for society. Maybe something like that would deter
the violent crime. I doubt it though.
I hope the people in the UK keep fighting. and I hope someday they win their right to protect themselves. I hope thy win the ability to go out and
shoot because they simply like to. Or because they want to hunt. It's a great hobby. I own over 20 guns (both rifles, shotguns, and handguns) and I
have yet to go on a rampage. I'm not a danger to anyone. I keep them locked up away from those that might want to use them in a bad manner. Except
for one. That one is on my person in case someone tries to do something stupid and comer in acting like some barbarian and sack my little kingdom. I
wish those over there could do the same. Law abiding people are not going to go nuts and start killing people just because they have a gun. It don't
work like that.
Thistled..I hope one of those guns that only criminals have over there never is pointed at you. While I think you are wrong and did find some of your
comments pretty offensive I do hope that you never have to be in the position to feel the people do when they have no way to defend themselves or
their family from someone that wishes to do you or yours harm. I would hate to think anyone had to feel that way..
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