reply to post by AboveTopSecret.com
1 - New York has some of the strictest gun control measures in the country, and they still have many shootings, more so than my state(Nevada) where
guns are near freely available to law abiding citizens. Right next door in California we have THE most strict gun laws on US soil at the state level
and they have done nothing to quell the gang violence and rampant criminal activity that takes place there...It's like, maybe there is more wrong with
California than idiots being armed? Ya think? When I go hunting with my near mil-spec AR15 I'm sure not to cross the border into California for fear
that some park ranger has been watching my every move(and they do). They love confiscating Nevada residents' weapons and giving them huge
fines....It's like crossing the border into a different nation.
2 - Since the expiration of the Assault Weapon's Ban crime has steadily decreased in the US. Even factors like the financial meltdown have NOT
effected an increase in criminal activity overall except states and locales that continue to restrict their citizens of the right
to bear arms.
3 - Bans on things that would take centuries to disappear from the possession of the population make no sense.
4 - The right to bear arms isn't about taking over government, hunting, target shooting for trophies, or allowing gang bangers and psychos to shoot
little girls. It is about deterring government control of our lives and suspension of our rights, for some it is their livelihood and the way in which
they feed themselves, some of us do like to target shoot, and one day I may have to defend my home and family or that of my neighbor.
Thank God I have my guns, that I now live in a country that recognizes my natural right to self defense, and it is my hope that they get more freely
available. My mother shaped my belief on gun control, by the time the Cuban people had figured out what was in store for them the guns had already
gone the way of the dinosaur..Well, at least for the people anyway. Government still had them, and used them.
It is my belief that there are far better ways to deal with what ails the world than to take liberties away. We've tried that. Been doing it for 100
years and the last ten of those years have been a big effing wake up call to me.
There are ALL KINDS OF SCUM waiting in the shadows to rob you of your wealth, your rights, and your dignity to enrich itself. I don't care what you
call it, communism, fascism, democrat
The only thing that matters to me is that our rights be protected. Government has proven that no matter what ideological BS you inject into the fray,
straying from it's limited Constitutional power has proven equally disastrous for all who live and work in the US, and all who are at the end of the
barrel of her gun over seas.
What we need is GUN CONTROL FOR THE GOVERNMENT! ALWAYS be suspicious of a government that wants to make something illegal for you that is still legal
edit on 18-1-2011 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)