reply to post by jimmiec
The problem as I see it is that the criminals are well armed. You talk of banning all guns, and the criminals laugh about it all, waiting for the day
they can rob and plunder at will. I believe crack, meth and heroin are all illegal, Stealing and robbery are illegal, but does that stop one single
meth addict from getting meth? Does a single heroin addict go a day without heroin? NO they do not, because they don't give a d*** for the laws or
I come from a place where guns are the rarity, and nobody carries a gun because it is (or was) illegal to do so. However, robbery and violent crime
are everyday occurrences there. You see people knocking the hell out of one another daily there. However moving to the state I live in now where every
other person has a concealed carry permit, I have been here for 30 years and not seen a single real fistfight!
The violence is confined to the criminal elements where it will never go away, and the law abiding citizens can walk the streets and not worry about
interpersonal violence because it is the exception and not the rule as it is in the gun free place I grew up.
You look at the statistics and places like Chicago and Washington DC have some of the highest murder/violent crime statistics in the nation, and
places where guns are prevalent are some of the safest. Myself I have seen the difference first hand, and appreciate the exceptional level of safety
we enjoy here. I can relax and man that is important to me coming from where I grew up.
If a police officer pulls over a concealed carry driver here they breath a sigh of relief, because they know that this person is a law abiding citizen
at least as far as their background check is concerned. The police here know the difference because even though there are the rare ones that slip
through the cracks of the background check system, most people with violent tendencies tend to be in the system most of their life and are easily
identified, whereas a guy who is 45-50 and never been arrested is more than likely safe to be around.
I am amazed at how people think the police will save them from every situation and that the authorities can stop eveything by the very presence of
"The Law." This is a misconception, and finding out that it is can be a very painful process that I hope you never have to live through.
Guns provide the security that you enjoy in this country, and won the right for you to have your opinion, therefore I am going to honor that right and
simply shake my head at "some people's kids" who may yet live to see the error of their ways. I pray that you never have to see it and can live all
your days spouting your opinions.
I own guns because I live in the woods and have bear, cougars, bobcats and coyotes here that I may have to deal with at some point, though until they
infringe on me I live and let live. I also drive a long way back and forth to work through some fairly shady areas where drug addiction has become
prevalent, hence my CCP. I don't like to think about ever having to use it and would use it only in the most dire life and death situations, and my
guns are properly secured and will never be any danger to any law enforcement or other good guys.
If Lanza's parents had followed the same precautions, we would not be having this discussion. Like I said above I respect your right to have your
opinion and you have the right to say it...because guns won you that right. Just give me the same respect is all I ask. Leave me and mine alone.