posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 05:50 PM
I started this thread because I stumbled upon another ATS discussion earlier today where some guy from the U.K. spouted off that America needs to do
away with our Second Amendment. Others seemingly from the U.K. were joining in on the discussion, attacking our American rights as if they had the
right to do so.
Here's the thing about it, my dear friends from across the water... America and the U.K. are two entirely different lands with entirely different
peoples, cultures and opinions on matters such as guns. If you guys like the idea of not being adequately armed for the purpose of defending
yourselves or your loved ones against attack, that is strictly your business. Many of us here in America believe that we have a duty and a right to
defend our lives, the lives of those that we love and care for, and the birthrights and heritage that is ours. If someone makes attempt to harm those
that we love, and if we believe that those attempts may be severe or life threatening, then absolutely nobody has the right or authority to tell us
that we cannot use deadly force in their defence.
Sure, it may never happen that someone would threaten the lives of those around us, but the possibility still exists that it could happen. Personally,
I have used my firearm in multiple occassions to defend others against armed assailants, and to defend myself. Had I not been properly armed, I don't
doubt for a moment that myself and others would be dead.
But, that's okay. If you guys would rather take your chances in the jungle, unarmed and with predatory animals all around you just waiting to pounce,
go right ahead. I assure you that we on this side of the water will respect your choice to go unarmed. Just try to show a bit of respect from your
side, as well, and stop trying to impose your views upon us by insisting that we need to do away with our God-given rights to be armed for our