Its about power. You all masquerade that it is about protecting your civil liberties and your constitution, but it is not is it? start being honest
with yourselves and others about the real reason you want to keep your gun. It is about feeling powerful isn't it? That is all it is, you think that
owning a gun makes you powerful, because you have the ability to take somebodys life should you choose to do so. This makes you feel all warm and
fuzzy inside, that you have the power to end a life at the detention of your trigger finger. You do not want your government to take this power away
from you because it will leave a void in your life. You feel so strongly about this that you are willing to see so many deaths of your citizens each
year to uphold your right to feel powerful oops i mean bear arms.
Maybe if you all started being honest about why you really don't want gun control, then us outsiders might be able to accept your reasoning.
You're kind of wrong, and it's kind of insulting? For some people, yes it's true that it's a power and status thing, and a lot of people like
collecting ... but there are people like myself who have them for work reasons, and also feel a little bit safer sometimes. I'm a pretty tiny person
and I live alone.
I don't personally think guns will protect Americans from their own government in an open conflict, but they allow a lot of other things.
For some it is, for others it is because we live in a world that bad people do bad things. I have weapons for one simple reason when it comes down to
you or any one else attempting to harm my family I will not hesitate to trade your life for theirs.
No.. it's about our rights. We should be able to own what we choose. It's a free country. Other countries may be used to having the government
control what they can own, but we aren't.
We are becoming less free by the day. Gun advocates messed up by trying to pillow talk the lefties saying "it's for hunting or sport" they should
have just straight up said "it's our right and it's in case the government tries to hurt the people," but then they have to suffer a barrage of
questions and accusations. So they softened the wording.
If you aren't an American and you have never had the freedom to buy a gun you will never understand. If you are an American, go down to a gun store,
and buy yourself a little pistol. Just for the hell of it. Take it home, learn about it, and then if you still hate it, take it back. It's just one
of those freedoms we have. We are losing them all the time, but we shouldn't, we should actually be gaining more and getting rid of stupid laws.
I think if you want to go and get a particular drug you should be allowed to. It's your choice and it hurts no one but you. If you use it and die,
sorry, if you use it and hurt someone, go to jail.
It's our right, sorry you and many others don't have to capacity that our forefathers did, but that's the way it is. They wrote shall not be
infringed for a reason.
The power to take ones life should not belong solely to Governments and Gangsters..
I don't own a gun, but I am a major supporter of the second amendment.. People should fear for their lives if they try to force themselves on others..
Governments are not better than their people. This is an outdated European view point.
Right so we are getting somewhere here. Are you now admiting that owning a gun is more about the power it brings?
It's a balance of power amended into the constitution to check the government/foreign governments.. It has little to do with personal power, as once
again I don't own a gun.. I am glad many of my fellow countrymen do however..
They should have to amend the constitution itself to limit the right to own any ARMS.
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You couldn't be more wrong if your first, middle, and last names were Wrong.
The Second Amendment exists for several reasons, the most important of which are (paraphrasing):
1) To recognize that it is the right of every person to bear arms in order to defend themselves and others against unlawful and possible harmful
2) To allow the citizens to bear arms in the event that the governmental authorities can no longer uphold the law of the land, or the government
becomes tyrannical to the point that revolution is warranted
Further, get to know your statistics before you talk about gun-related homicides:
There are over 270 million guns in the USA. That is 88 guns for every 100 people, yet just over 8,000 gun-related homicides in 2011. Percentage-wise
this is lower than many countries. Also, violent crime on the whole is far less in the US compared to other nations with stricter gun control.
More people die each year from drunken driving, medical malpractice, and a whole bunch of other things. Do you see the same attention?
Bottom line, when the statistics do not support the measures that are being taken, you need to look for other agendas at work.
This is a horrifically uneducated OP with rambling about the mindset of the typical gun owner. Really, you're going to psychologically diagnose
the entirety of gun owners? Get real!
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