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There is a lot of things that the US government is doing right now that I don't like, there are some things that scare the bejeebus out of me, and there are other things that I hate and will fight tooth and nail.
Certain members of our administration are doing the best that they can to get uber strict gun control laws passed with their ultimate goal being to take away all firearms from the citizens of this country.
There is an old saying that goes "If you outlaw guns, then the only people who will have guns will be the outlaws".
I got this e-mail today, liked it, and I just thought I would share it with any others who might share my sentiments on this subject.
This just about says it all.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
Where can I get my pistol engraved like this??
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either... The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
2. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.
3. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
4. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you
carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'
5. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun.'
6. Beware the man who only carries one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!
But wait, there's more!
I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said I did. She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!' To which I said, of course it is loaded, it can't work without bullets!' She then asked, 'Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?' My reply was, “No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too”.
I'm a firm believer of the 2nd Amendment!
ONLY IN AMERICA
We are the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment - yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies. Imagine if we gave ourselves the same support that we give other countries. I feel bad for them, but I wonder who cares about America ..
If they are gonna take away my guns, they'll have to come get them themselves! And I'll put up a fight if they even tried!
I believe in gun control...I know just where to point my gun. =)
I sleep with guns under my bed...and we have another gun case full of them. My brother-in-law is a cop. Go into his house, there's pistol's laying on his bed, in his gun case. He hunts so there's rifles and shotguns aorund too. I walked in there and wasn't bothered. One of my sister's friends walked in and almost had a heart attack. I think if people have a problem with guns, they should take a hunter safety course or something of the like. It'll make them realize that the gun didn't kill the person, the person behind the gun did. I plan on keeping my guns...no matter who tells me to get rid of them. I have a rifle from 1901, there's no way in the firey gates of hell that I'm getting rid of that. Plus, I'm home alone a lot and we don't have a dog, but I sure know how to load a gun in a hurry and defend myself. I live way out in the boonies, it would probably take cops a good 15-20 minutes to get to me. Plus, I'm an independent woman, I perfer to take care of myself.
Gun control debates make me want to puke...On the ones for it.
Im all for guns for legitimate protection while out hunting, those who live in truly rural areas with little back up and nasty critters wandering around but I sure as hell do not want to make it easy for the psycho down the street to get one.
Handguns, rifles, I have no problem with whatsoever. A mentally stable, law abiding citizen should have the right to self protection. However, I do have an issue with automatic weapons. Why are these necessary for anything other than military purposes? I never understood why people would support assault weapons. It just makes no sense to me. I'd rather they all be melted down. If the government would turn their efforts on to stopping illegal guns sales, I would think that would go much further toward stopping gun related violence.
Puck, fully automatic weapons are illegal. Some assault rifles can be bought by the average citizens but they are all semi-automatic (one bullet per trigger pull), the same as any non-revolver handgun and some rifles. It is illegal to either buy an automatic or convert a semi-automatic to an automatic.
I love the irony of this situation as one of the big reasons for the 2nd ammendment was to give citizens protection from a tyrant government and the ability to rebel or protect themselves could or would not.
I am not a gun owner at the moment. Guns have almost always been in my family though and while I do not hunt, I have shot guns many a time. The last time I read up on it, they were looking to ban things like bazookas, assault rifles, etc to the common citizen.
Like Puck mentioned, these serve no real purpose to the average citizen and support ending the sale of them to civilians. The only thing I could think of where this would become an issue is maybe collectors? Not sure on that one. While they may be illegal, they are very easy to purchase and that's the part that worries me. I know at least 4 people personally that own fully automatic weapons they claim are for 'protection'. :roll:
What does the assault weapons ban that was repealed last year refer to? Are those semi-automatic weapons? Sorry, but I am ignorant where guns are concerned. As far as I'm concerned, the faster a gun can reload, the quicker a psycho can kill people with it.
I would have to look back, but I do believe that had to do with semi-automatic assault weapons.
SD, you're right. It isn't hard to get a full auto, nor is it hard to convert a semi into one. BUT, if they were caught with that by the law, they would be in a world of hurt.
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