posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 09:12 AM
reply to post by mideast
Who says that we don't care about Afghanistan? What an empty statement. We should have pulled out of there 8 years ago. Better yet, we never
should have gone in the first place. Our hands were bound from the first day our troops set boots on the ground. I have friends and relatives who
have been permanently injured as a result of Afghanistan. All of them injured by IED's while patrolling the streets for safety. They never saw or
engaged their attackers. They never had a chance to defend themselves.
We care about our constitutional right to bear arms! Our right to engage in recreational and competitive shooting events. Our right to hunt for
sport and sustenance. And Above all our right to defend our homes and families from those who wish to do us harm and take what we have worked for.
You can't erase history and you certainly cannot change it and all that has resulted from it.
Why do people care so much about taking guns away from law abiding citizens? Why no accountability for Criminals and their actions? Why blame the
gun and not the person who pulled the trigger? Why are so many gun laws already on the books ignored or under enforced on a daily basis?
The violent criminal mind will always find a way to act out their urge. If they don't do it with a gun they will use a knife, a baseball bat, a pipe
bomb, a chemical bomb, a match and some gasoline etc etc etc. Disarming me will have no effect on the criminal mind. It just makes their task easier
and emboldens them to act out with greater level of violence.