Jan. 10, 2013

About Guns: I'm No Expert BUT...

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

What does this mean?

To me it means the public needs to be able to protect itself from intruders. To the founders, they got it right, BUT there is no way they could have invisioned weapons that could wipe out a room full of children in 30 seconds. 

Do you think the founders could have had the forsight to remotely believe that ammo clips could be attached to a gun and that U.S. citizens would be able to go into a theatre and kill a huge part of that assembly in a matter of minutes.

I personnaly do not believe we should take away guns, but why do ordinary citizens need to have guns that are used ONLY in war zones with bullets that explode when they hit flesh?

These are legit questions.

I believe everyone has the right to feel safe and if you have a loaded gun (out of children's reach) ready to be used in self defense, great. I just do not believe that the thousands of gun-related deaths should go on without our government trying to do something to limit it from happening. 

I do not consider a mentally-derranged 20-year-old to be a part of "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State." Adam Lanza was NOT a soldier. He most likely would never have been allowed in the military and/or able to shoot a gun in a war zone. Adam Lanza killed his mother and 26 other human beings who were not a threat "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.." Should his 2nd Ammendment rights have been infringed? James Holmes was planning his assualt on Aurora for months...SHould his 2nd Ammendment rights have been infringed?

"Arming a good guy with a gun" is the NRA's answer. WHO are the good guys? How could we know? 

The answer is to make it difficult to kill people uneccessarily. Make it harder for smart people to easily kill innocent children in a school. A sanctuary of learning.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"....Think about what those words really mean.