Originally Posted by Eliz
Lol everyone around here is super redneck about gun control.. The gubment will NOT take our firearms!!
Truthfully, though, they are completely correct in that statement. The government truly has no authority to enter a person's home and seize their guns no matter what gun control laws they pull out of their ass. Not only does our 2nd amendment right guarantee that, but according to our Constitution, the government itself only has law enforcement authority over 3 things: treason, counterfeiting, and piracy of the high seas.
Not trying to sound like a conspiracy theory nut or something but my Dad is a county sheriff and he has done a lot of investigating into this exact thing. The FBI, CIA, NSA, ATF, and all those other agencies with initials don't really have any authority over the laws that they supposedly enforce. They have usurped the constitution and taken authority that is not rightfully theirs, and we Americans have been brainwashed for so many generations to obey all
those in authority positions that we just allowed it to happen.
The highest law enforcement authority figure is your local elected sheriff. He decides what happens in his county and he is completely within his rights and authority to tell any of those government "agents" to politely kiss his ass and get out of his county if they show up and try to start running things. That's why it's so important to make sure that good sheriffs are elected. The only ones who may have authority over him would be your state officials like state police or, in my case, the Texas Rangers. I am unsure of the chain of command in that respect.
Anyway, getting off my high horse now.....
Originally Posted by Lonestar22
The as long as there are people there will be weapons. And there will be criminals. I pray I never have to use a gun on a person, but when it comes down to me, a female, being home alone and someone breaks in I want to be able to have a chance at protecting myself.
Now if I didn't have a gun in that situation what would happen? Would I be robbed? Raped? Murdered?
I'd rather not find out.
This is the way that I feel as well. Due to the experience I got at my last job, I (unfortunately) know more about human nature and what really happens in the world than I ever wanted to. It has made me very cautious, bordering on paranoid. Because I have been trained for firearms, I am confident in my ability to carry and use them in a way that will protect me or another person. If there were no bad guys out there with guns, I don't know if I would still feel the need to carry one...maybe, maybe not. BUT, there will always be bad guys with guns and if nothing else, I will
be on equal ground with them in that respect.
Oh and just so everyone knows, when you practice shooting, aim center mass. When someone is coming at you, aim center mass. The chances for your average person to be able to hit an attacker in the leg during an emergency situation is very small and even if you do hit them, the odds that it will stop them are also relatively small. If they are determined or high enough to come toward a loaded gun, then a leg shot likely won't stop them.
Also, just for your legal safety in the event you are ever involved in a shooting... if you tell the lawyers "I was taught to aim center mass so that's what I did", then that is a huge step in your defense. Also, never ever ever
utter the words "shoot to kill". Always just say you were "shooting to stop
him". Saying you were shooting to kill, even if you were the one being attacked, can get you a manslaughter charge.