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October 26, 2012, 11:06PM
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|It’s 4 AM, I awake to a strange noise. My dog, Bella sits up on the edge of the bed and growls. I spring out of bed and take the 9mm from beneath my mattress. I go to my back door and make an inspection, then to my front for another. Nothing to speak of, turns out my broom fell out from beside the refrigerator. No point to this story really, other than to illustrate that I have the right to defend myself and that I choose to do so.
In this story, I am using a handgun to ensure my safety, however what I intend to discuss are “assault weapons” and their sale in America. If you don’t know about America’s gun laws, it differs from state to state but here in my home state of Kentucky, there is no registration on handguns or rifles though a background check is required to buy any gun. Nationwide, in the recent past we were under what we knew as the Clinton Assault Ban, this was not a piece of legislation that was voted on, it was an executive order made to last for the next ten years. In every way imaginable, this law failed to accomplish anything. This law didn’t prohibit the sale of weapons of this type just production of new ones; that meant that cost went up on firearms already in existence. It limited, modification of certain parts of a firearm that could possible make it look like an assault rifle. Under this ban, we sold more firearms in the US than previous periods without regulation; we saw no reduction in gun violence. The laws also forced closed several companies that manufacture firearms here in the US costing thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenue.
Personally, I own several weapons, knives, swords, firearms, I enjoy collecting weapons, I like to shoot and I admire the history behind a lot of firearms. I will agree, that I don’t need an Ak47 or a Sig 552, but I don’t need a Dodge Challenger either, I don’t need a 1080p television, but I’m a free man and I have the money to buy what I want. When it comes to right’s I lean toward giving more than less, I’ve never known a government to relinquish power easily. Why would I trust the government to tell me what I can and cannot have? My government is the same one that has made several bad decisions and has bloated itself on lobbyists to the point that it’s nearly a plutocracy. Firearms in America make up a billion dollar industry that provides millions of jobs and taxable revenue. I also want to point out that any form of restriction creates a worse black market and more deficits trying to restrict its sale than could be managed with legal sale.
A lot of people will argue that I have no need of having a firearm with more than ten rounds of ammunition. I’d simply like to point out that a criminal certainly wouldn't obey the same rules, why would I choose to defend myself less adequately? How am I to know what the exact amount of ammunition I’m going to need will be? Keep in mind there are plenty of stories of people who’ve had to defend themselves during riots and other disasters where they were attacked by more than ten people.
You also have to look at the type of people who are advocating for gun control. Rosie O’Donnell, The Clintons and Rudolph Giuliani live in gated communities and employ armed security guards to get them from place to place. It’s kinda like when the X-ray tech puts a lead bib over your balls, means while he steps behind concrete and talks to you through a microphone.
I don't want to give the impression that I'm right wing or even libertarian, personally, most of my views are socialist. I'm against the death penalty, for gay marriage and a women's rights. I voted for Obama and intend to do so again. I wish my country could join the rest of the civilized world with socialized medicine. I believe in holding on to the heritage of our firearms and the rights promised us in our Constitution, our inalienable rights.
|I am for gun screening, registering, and limiting access to the mentally ill.
I myself own a many, firearms. I just don't think "at risk" people should be allowed to own or carry firearms. See my article for an apposing view...
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January 14, 2013, 9:32PM
|"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
My opinion doesn't matter but that is verbatim. Definitions follow. If you don't like everyone being "allowed" to arm themselves with whatever they possibly can within the amendments wording... then get it amended somehow.
It is what it is, and it's what was accepted as the primary rule of law as the constitution. I don't care if it says the right to murder anyone won't be infringed. It's the literal body of the country. It was accepted and is the force of law.
There is nothing to discuss. Any deviation must be discussion of legally amending, as sure the US might possibly need to change, just like with slavery... any other process is infringing rights and illegal. So anything aside amending the constitution is frankly smoke and mirrors.
I won't take further part in this discussion. It was settled in force several hundred years ago by people with enough forethought to not date it [as best they could. They used very plain and easy to understand language.]
p.s. I do certainly despise the very common worship of the 'fathers' and constitution. They were ALL old white male slaveholders and very well off. That needs to be said and kept in mind too.
1. A military force of civilians to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
2.A military force that engages in rebel activities. [both fit for the US]
1. Human beings in general or considered collectively. [doesn't refer to /certain/ people]
2. The citizens of a country, esp. when considered in relation to those who govern them.
1. Weapons and ammunition; armaments: "they were subjugated by force of arms". [Me: weapons.. arms.. refers to anything used in combat or defence.]
1. Actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.): "infringe a copyright".
2. Act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on: "infringe on his privacy".
January 31, 2013, 3:53AM