posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:13 AM
I understand completely where you are coming from OP. And I agree that yes, you have the constitutional right to bear arms. I won't disagree one bit.
I have 2 questions for Americans on here, from an Aussie trying to understand your viewpoint about firearms (and no, I'm not trying to be patronizing
in any way):-
1. I see ALOT of Americans on here saying that they own firearms because they have the right to, as afforded them by the Constitution, which is fair
enough. My first question is:- How many of you actually NEED said Firearms???
2. Leading on from question 1, I also see that alot of Americans say that they need Firearms for protection. Fair enough again. Question 2 is this:-
How many of you have actually NEEDED to use said Firearm for self defence???
As I said, in no way am I trying to be patronizing, and in no way am I trying to be holier than thou. I just want to try to understand better. Simple
as that. And all I ask for is an honest answer.
And as for my personal opinion, I am honestly on the fence with this issue. I have no problems with people owning Firearms (even here in Australia) if
they are a necessity, but at the same time, I don't really see why people who DON'T need them, own them.
To me, if you don't need them, but have one, it's simply because of fear. Fear of being hurt. Fear of being killed (hell, who doesn't have fear
like that at some point?), just a basic fear.
I sincerely hope I haven't offended anyone by asking these questions, and making the comments I have. As I said, I just wanna try and get a better
perspective of things