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The Right to Bear Arms

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  1. I grew up in a rough neighborhood. I saw first hand the devastating effects guns played in the hands of children, gang members and criminals. Naturally, I left high school angry at the gun industry and in favor of the strictest gun control laws congress could legally pass.

    Today, I am still no fan of guns. I will probably never own one or even shoot one. But an argument was made that was so compelling that it changed my stance on gun control. Banning guns merely keeps them out of the hands of the good guys. Since when did criminals obey the law? They will get their guns, regardless of what bans are on the book. This leaves the innocent American defenseless against these thugs, and they know will know it. Let the citizens arm themselves, and you will have less crime. Statically this has been proven across the US.

    Finally, if anyone needs convincing on why the citizenry should have the right to arm themselves, look at Venezuela. At one time, it was a perfectly democratic country. After Chavez paid off the military and usurped power, the citizens were left with only sticks and stones to try and protest. May that never happen to the US.

  2. Well, you must have forgot when I got shot not far from your house in that “rough” neighborhood we grew up in. Guns are a selfish way of imposing power that otherwise is lacking in another area of the persona. In my quest for knowledge, I know that by shooting someone is a cowardous act applicable only to the lack of proper brain function.

    Since you are a believer of Republican views, I’ll leave you with a quote of the father of the Republic party, Thomas Jefferson:

    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes … Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve to encourage rather than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man … The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

  3. Two comments. First, Jefferson was NOT the founder of the Republican party. He was founder of the Democrat-Republican party, which eventually became the Democrat party under Andrew Jackson, who was, interestingly enough, was known for his gun slinging skills.

    Two, Jefferson’s quote actually proves my point quite efficiently. Gun laws only restrict the innocent.

    Our right to bear arms is a sacred freedom our forefathers felt necessary to protect.

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