posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 03:42 AM
reply to post by freedomSlave
I will tell you what's wrong with a universal background check and guns taking longer to get a hold of. It's the same argument I have been saying
for a while now.
If some decent person that just so happens to live in a bad neighborhood is being threatened or feels threatened because of escalating crime in their
area and wants to purchase a firearm and they are told I'm sorry sir we have to wait on the new universal background check to go through it will be
five days. Four days later gang members who have been harassing him on his/her way home break in and end up shooting him more than likely to death.
That's the problem I have with law abiding citizens waiting on guns.
Americans are paranoid for a reason.
I was robbed and held at gunpoint for 30 minutes 50 feet from the back door of my high rise apartment building about four or five years ago. I live
in a completely different place now that is statistically 100 times safer than where I was before and just one month ago someone in my profession was
robbed and beaten not more than 3-4 miles from where I live, a couple of weeks before that some wannabe gang bangers pulled a pistol and shot up into
the air emptying a 9mm in order to act big and bad and scare a bunch of people no more than 1/2 a mile from where I live, and last year several months
ago someone else in my chosen profession was robbed and beaten up.
It's not that I'm scared of some boogieman and paranoid btw. It's happened to me, I know people it's happened to, and I will never be a victim
again. It's a state of mind. If I am ever attacked or robbed again either I will be dead or they will, if I have my concealed weapon with me I will
use it whether I was harmed or not, because if you commit a felony against me you will be shot period end of story, and in my opinion you deserve to
be shot if you are doing anything to feloniously harm the public.
Refusing to be victimized is just considered by some to be radical or nuts, you should just go with the flow and hand over everything you have and
hope for the best. Well I say "Hope for the best, plan for the worst."
I believe also that what our second amendment means is that any arms that can be held, carried, or transported safely among the public can be used by
any member of the public or militia whatever the case may be. Therefore Nuclear, biological, etc...(weapons of mass destruction) are automatically
not included in that because a militia would have no way to safely transport or store such material. However if it is inert unless operated, things
like rocket launchers, grenades, grenade launchers, small armored vehicles, etc...should be able to be owned and operated by an organized militia.
I'm not saying that George next door should have an anti-tank missile in his garage. Just that if there is already an organized militia in your
state then they may have it as backup in case our government does something crazy, or in case we ever do have a land war again.