Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.
I'd like to see a way to keep nut jobs from legally buying guns like the last four nutjobs that went on a rampage e.g. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Illinois, and now this one all bought guns and ammo up the whazzoo legally.
Yeah, yeah they will get them anyways blah, blah, blah. I don't agree.
from the OP
That would be the hope. That would be the prayer. The reality is that a society where all of us or most of us walk around armed are ready to use our weapons could also have a negative side as folks lose their tempers, succumb to rage, and generally lose control in some confrontational situations which now result in the one fingered salute of a simple F YOU directed at somebody who offends them or cuts them off on the highway. That is not the society I want to live in.Had some of the people at the Giffords event been armed, do you believe the toll would have been less? I believe so, and it is incidents like this that affirm by belief in a strong support of the Second Amendment. An armed population is a safer population.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK