posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 02:12 PM
I'm not trying to attack everything you say, just the points i disagree with. That's what these discussion forums are for.
Originally posted by guardstarr
But again I ask, what USEFUL purpose does a gun serve at a political rally that wasn't about guns?
Well, there are quite a few here who carry guns with them all the time. For some people, it's as natural as grabbing your wallet and keys on your way
out the door. Personally, i usually only carry mine out into the desert with me (to protect myself from mountain lions, and black bears). I also keep
it in a safe, yet readily accessable location in my home. But like i said, some carry all the time, so to them, it wasn't a matter of bringing a gun
to a politcal rally, since they carry it everywhere
. As for the guy carrying the AR-15, i thought there was talk of him being some kind of
plant, he probably had an agenda of some kind and was trying to stir up a fuss.
Why would I bring a fork to a soup dinner? Why would I bring a trumpet to a chorus recital if it wasn't needed?
The thing about carrying a gun is, you never
really know when you may need it.
If you want to attack me for that or call me stupid have at thee. But I don't want to fight.
I'm not calling you stupid, nor do i want to fight. I just think that your personal dislike for guns clouds your ability to see the big picture
clearly. Once again, if they were to ban all guns here, there would be a black market explosion of illegal, and probably fully automatic weapons.
There would need to be a "war on guns", do you think the government is doing well with the "war on drugs"? I don't, and i doubt they could
effectively wage another war on anything. There are many arms dealers out there with their fingers crossed though. And the criminals who would buy the
guns from them would feel like kids in a candy shop, since they could be sure that most homes and families would be easy targets, and they would stand
no chance of losing their lives, and be fully in control of you and your family. That's reality.
[edit on 27-8-2009 by 27jd]