having a gun protects my liberty by having a change against someone who wishes to steal my positions and / or life.
I would say my life is my greatest liberty.
Do i have to be murdered, before having a gun is warranted to protect my liberty? Because if so i can get you the names of 1000's of people who have been murdered by criminals.
George W. Bush is a liberal.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Nice one, Orwell. What does this "acceptance of responsibility" entail, specifically? Heavy on the "specifically."
If you claim to be misrepresented, now's your chance to be crystal clear. If you don't take it, then conclusions may be fairly drawn.
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2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
The firearms community are the experts on the functionality and responsibilities of gun ownership. They are intimately familiar with the use and maintenance of guns. It would be logical for firearms enthusiasts to take the lead in controlling who has access to weapons. Which guns are useful in sports, protection, hunting? Which guns have little use except for crime? Which weapons should be rigidly licensed for ownership only by collectors? How can we effectively trace firearms crimes through spent bullets and residue? What sort of screening processes would reduce the possibility of guns being sold to people who intend to use them for murder?
One would think the gun community would take the lead in these efforts to control access to weapons capable of mass murder. One would be wrong. On the contrary, the gun community has a knee-jerk reaction to any mention of gun control. They all seem to assume it is a slippery slope which does not end until federal agents are at their doors demanding their personal guns.
This is my position...that gun owners should take the lead in controlling firearms. Police departments are very vocal about gun control, but gun owners, led by the NRA, resist all legislation and oppose existing legislation. It is ridiculous to infer that guns should be confiscated, and no one is suggesting that. However, gun owners need to act responsibly, and help find a solution to the escalating pattern of violence that seems to have no end.