My biggest fear right now is that all these incompetent thinkers running our government are going to keep pushing and pushing and pushing until, eventually, gun control will mean the seizure of every firearm belonging to law abiding citizens in the United States.
"Why does that scare you?" many may ask, because the thought of these people is that government will obtain the guns and destroy them, eliminating any threat whatsoever. Then, the wonderful government in all their glory will protect everyone.
These people are stupid. Sorry if you're one of those, but the idea is completely idiotic. Check your facts and let it sink in.
Sure, it may work in some countries. But this is America. We have had guns in this nation ever since it's establishment hundreds of years ago. Wars to obtain our freedom were fought with guns. They are naturally a part of our society and our ancestors society. The everyday law abiding citizen who follows the rules uses these just as our ancestors did hundreds of years ago...to protect their families!
Imagine living in the 1700-1800s, wanting to be free from tyranny and a loved one of yours - mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter (though it was only men back then) - is sent off to defend you, your family and, virtually, every other family settled on the land. The catch...this loved one must fight the British without a firearm. How could our armies have survived as they did against the firearm wielding British?
They wouldn't have. And we could very well be living in a completely different world than we live in today. Every society has criminals. That will never change. Never.
If our government blocks the 2nd Amendment and takes away those legally obtaining, owning or carrying firearms, this nation will be a very nasty one to live in. Those criminals that they want to keep guns away from, well, they will still be getting their hands on them through ways that have, and always will be, illegal. This will leave every respectable unarmed citizen in America at peril. Shipments come up everyday from Mexico. I would expect that trafficking business to not only double, but probably triple or quadruple in size, if not more. And with the government not being able to get it under control now, how do you really expect them to control an operation run not only by Mexico, but by that time, probably half of America, as well?!
Maybe people should start focusing on things that can be done closer to home. How many signs were there before Jared Loughner snapped and went on his rampage? The same goes for others who have committed similar crimes, Virginia Tech and Columbine, for example. These young men made public displays - whether it was a streaming video, photos, public conversations or telephone calls - that should have alerted authorities, yet no one seemed concerned about them then. It was only after their disturbed behaviors got the best of them and a horrible crime was committed - that just happened to be gun crimes - that people cry out, blaming the firearms, rather than the psychologically disturbed person who took lives or inflicted pain. Where is the logic? I don't understand!
In this case, the firearms weren't only blamed, but Liberals are blaming Conservatives for "telling" this man to kill these people. This is too ludicrous to even attempt to wrap my head around.
Every person on this earth, no matter how good you might be, has said something in their life that should never have been spoken. Yes, the right says things about the left that could be taken out of context buy someone with psychological problems and then this person then implants an idea in their mind, on their own! This is not the fault of the speaker.
But don't think the left gets off so easy; it's goes just the same for them. I have heard ranting and raving on the part of many left politicians or contributors and never have I heard so many times how a so and so Republican should die and go to hell. Maybe instead of censoring Republican talk radio, the government needs to be looking toward the narrow minded left. But I understand, it's hard for the narrow minded to expand that tight corridor in their brains and see that they themselves might be part of the problem.
Everyone plays their part. It's not any single person or party's fault. Look at history and wake up, America. Or, the day you do choose to wake up and see the truth, it may be too late.
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