posted on Oct, 24 2011 @ 01:01 AM
Here's the beauty of the 2nd amendment... You have the choice to own a gun or to not own one. Leave it at that. There is no need to take away my
choice in the matter just because you don't like my choice. That isn't freedom. That's getting to be a huge problem, rather than enjoying freedom
people want to force their choice on others because they believe it's correct. Leave the 2nd amendment alone and make your own choice without trying
to make my choice for me.
I can tell you this, if you take away the ability of private citizens to own firearms then only one type of private citizen owns them, criminals.
It's not meant to be humorous, as in I wouldn't part with mine so I'd be a criminal. It's meant to reflect the unsavory types who are going to
have guns regardless of what the law is because they are going to use them for criminal purposes. I don't like the thought of that. Those guys being
the only ones armed. If Bob wants to rob a convenience store and he wants to use a gun he's going to buy it legally? Hell no. He doesn't want it
to be traced. He's going to go black market, which he'd do anyway regardless of the 2nd amendment.
I pose a legal question. The constitution prohibits government from taking away our inalienable rights. The Bill of Rights. To be technical the
Bill of rights doesn't grant us those rights it simply acknowledges them. I believe that those 1st ten amendments, our bill of rights identifies our
rights which are beyond the scope of government to change. Anything else isn't relevant. I'm not sure that even if someone wanted the 2nd
amendment repealed that it's even possible. I also imagine that if there was some legal trickery that did allow it, then the government would
understand in short order why we have the right to bear arms. You'd see a 2nd American civil war.
Bottom line, if you don't like guns, don't own one. Don't try to prevent people who aren't bothering anyone from owning one too.