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Archive for February, 2014

Gun Rights

Posted by mikenopolis on February 6, 2014

Since I’m now officially a gun owner I feel a little stronger about my gun rights as an American citizen, I have always wanted a gun ever since I shot my first suction dart pistol or the time my dad bought me the wooden gun from Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop. I understand that the 2nd amendment was written in a different time and that an amendment by definition can be changed/updated. Yes, I agree that guns do play a factor in killing people, but at the same time it is also responsible for saving people and deterring crimes that the media does not always cover. Basically I understand both sides of the argument and they both have some valid points, but at the end of the day, I personally feel that our country as a whole will lose more innocent lives if our gun rights were taken away.

The reason the US will never get rid of criminals having guns is because we have Mexico and Canada right next to us and it’s going to get smuggled in one way or another. If the government succeeds in taking guns rights away, the only people that would be armed would be the criminals and the police force…the police cannot fight all crimes at all times, in all places, that’s why there are detectives, part of their job is to find the criminal that shot you, how/when/where/why you were shot and where the criminal got their gun…the why is pretty simple, it’s because you were not armed since you were a law abiding citizen.

Really, the only reason I like guns is because, well I’m a guy and I like guns, that’s it. I don’t plan to use it for “home defense”. I will beat someone with a baton, baseball bat, etc, but actually shooting a human being to death is too serious for me. Another reason I can’t have a gun at the ready in the house is because my wife has clinical depression, it’s not extremely serious, but there are times it scares me enough to be uncomfortable. She loves to shoot almost as much as I do, but there is no way she will ever get the keys/combo to unlock my firearm/s and my plan is to lock up the upper receiver/slide and the trigger (not sure what the correct terms are) in separate safes on different floors just to be on the safe side. If I ever have the child these guns will be even more disassembled.

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