And people in the U.S. wonder why the NRA is so unyielding to what, on the surface, seems like a “reasonable” goal– so we can track guns used in crimes. Well, this is not what happens. First of all, criminals– who ARE responsible for our 99.999999% of our gun crimes– will not submit to registration. Secondly, while many of you trust your government, our founding fathers knew better and wrote the 2nd Amendment to assure that a tyrannical government (say, owned by wealth and corporations– seem familiar?) could never enslave the public. Now, well-meaning people trust the government and believe registration is a reasonable thing to do. Watch this video!
Sadly, there are numerous, slick, dishonest politicians and others who want us disarmed. An armed populace is a threat to their evil goals. If you notice, all wealthy people and politicians have armed body guards, while we, the people, are supposed to call police, who are only minutes away when seconds matter. They don’t care that you are raped while they are on their way. They don’t care that some crazed lunatic sets your house on fire or begins shooting schools, malls, movie theaters, and other crowded venues. If “assault weapons” are as deadly as Feinstein tells us, how many innocent people will be killed in the 11 minutes, average, that it take police to arrive at a scene of a massacre– a scene where just ONE armed civilian might be able to stop the lunatic before hundreds are killed or injured?
Let this serve as a reminder to all that law-abiding gun owners– and certainly not their generic sporting rifles (which the media erroneously calls “assault weapons”)–are NOT the problem. Law-abiding gun owners use their AR-15’s at the rifle range and to hunt, as well as to defend themselves if necessary. Criminals get what they want on the black market and are not subject to any gun registration, bans, or restrictions, which only make the law-abiding unarmed and vulnerable.
A gun-free world might seem like a happier place, until the 250 lb 6’6″ thugs beat, rape, and plunder while a disarmed populace just curls up in fetal positions. In the U.K., people are advised to run from intruders like that, if possible. Well, it is not always possible to run, which is why violent crime is 2x what it is the U.S. A gun empowers a 5’4″ pregnant woman or a 4’11” old lady to protect herself against a rapist or murderer. Armed, law-abiding citizens are the FIRST RESPONDERS until the traditional “first responders” arrive, minutes later. And while the minutes are 11, on average, rural areas may garner a 45 minute or longer response time. Think what a group of thugs can do to you and your family in that time.
LEAVE LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS ALONE! Lock up criminals and keep them in prison, instead of providing a revolving door.