Where is it stated in the Federal constitution that Americans must own guns? This wacky idea is based on the silly reasoning that if everyone had a gun, then no one would have an advantage over anyone else.
Oh yeah? I’ll get a bigger gun than yours, or a faster gun. No, I’ll get two guns and you’ll have only one. Gracias, National Rifle Association.
This kind of thinking is not only nonsense, it’s disrespectful: it’s disrespectful to all those who have lost loved ones in recent shootings. Making political gain over the dead bodies of little children is shameful. Instead of vowing that each of us will take steps to conserve our country against random shootings and massacres, we allow public forums for gun promotors like those in Maine.
Because we live in a country where I have the right to free speech I can say what I’ve just said.
I can also say that the National Rifle Association which once led the nation in the promotion of sensible use of firearms has been hijacked by a lunatic fringe of gun-toters who seem to care very little about the toll their brand of Americanism has taken on this country.
I have no problem with ownership of rifles and shotguns. Shoot canons off in target practice fo rthe fun of it, if you want to. But, you have no right to tell me that I must own any kind of gun.
I’m as American as you are and I don’t want firearms in my house, or in my car. I don’t want to sit in a restaurant and see your handgun at your side or stand at the check-out counter at Walmart with your rifle in my face. I have the right to peaceful assembly, and that means I should not have to face your firearms. Their presence is a threat to me.
I want the second amendment defended. The right to bear arms is secured in our Bill of Rights.
However, what we need is a Bill of Responsibilites. That’s what our legislators should be working on.
I want to see restrictions placed on how gun owners can own and use guns so that my right, and my fellow citizens’ right to “life, liberty, andthe pursuit of happiness” is not infringed.
I will never own a handgun.