What are your opinions on gun ownership rights? Here is what I think:
Some people say “Guns don’t kill people. People with guns kill people.” (read that in a different thread)
OK, in response to that quote, let’s say that there was a civilian ban on guns. Don’t you think that criminals would just get their guns illegally? I mean, if someone is desperate enough to commit a crime, he isn’t going to be concerned about whether he is getting a gun legally or not.
So, then we end up with criminals getting guns, and civilians without access to guns to protect themselves.
Plus, what happens in a situation like Katrina? I mean, in many situations, calling the police isn’t going to be enough. What happens when order breaks down? What happens if the police are 10 minutes away, but the criminal is 1 minute away from murder?
Perhaps some people tend to purchase firearms unnecessarily, but there is a time and place where the preservation of liberty is paramount. Citizens must have the ability to fend for themselves in a chaotic situation.
PS - I am not an Obama hater, or a blue collar, “true American” (for lack of a better term). This is just an issue I have pondered