I don't own any assault weapons yet as the good ones are expensive and I like to pay my bills. I do however own high powered rifles and pump action
shotguns. I do not hunt as I find sitting out in the woods in the freezing cold tobe a huge turn off as well as dragging a heavy deers corpse out of
the woods just as UN appealing(not that they are not tasty as deer roast and jerky are delightful). I own my weapons for defense of my home and family
in the case of my shotguns and for my high powered long rifles defense of my neighbor hood.
I do not wish to ever draw arms against any person but, I am not foolish enough to believe that a desperate individual let alone a power hungry
government will not put me in a situation where it may become the only option for my survival. My family means far to much to me to let them be solely
protected by people with no relation or personal interest in their survival.
Those of you who feel guns are to dangerous for common citizens to hold I must ask how do you put so much faith in those in seats of power to place
your family before their own? Do you not think that in times of national emergency or famine that a cop will allow your family to have food when his
are starving. What if you only had enough to feed your wife and children and could not be kind and share, or even worse what if he was not interested
in sharing and wished it all for his family and cared not that yours starved? What could you do in the five to fifteen minutes it takes the police to
respond to a home invasion to keep your family safe besides sacrifice your own life in hopes it slows him down .
I can not nor will I be subjugated by these laws as they are unconstitutional as well as against common sense. I know what's best for me and mine and
the false sense of security you wish to force upon me and millions of others is both foolish and dangerous, as you will truly be allowing those who
wish harm and are fueled by greed and desperation a flock of easy targets.
My heart goes out to those who have died in senseless acts of violence and their devastated family's but your knee-jerk reaction will cause more harm
than good. We do not live an utopia nor will we ever and to think that ridding US of guns will keep you safe is so ignorant it borders on insanity.
For those of you who do not know insanity is when one consistently performs the same actions expecting a different out come. Colombine and the
Hollywood shoot outs occurred during an assault weapons ban yet they still occurred and one would argue quite effectively.
Thank you for reading
edit on 9-1-2013 by oasisjack because: stupid auto correct