As a person who has never owned a gun, I find myself strangely realizing how conservative my viewpoint on the issue is, now that it has been put front-and-center in the media lately. N2Deep, so far I think I agree with everything you have said in this thread, and your historical analysis is right on. Obviously, ratifying the Constitution and the Bill of Rights was a compromise made among several states and their particular representatives, so there are many reasons for why the final language of the Second Amendment was agreed upon, including protecting against foreign invasion, deterring tyrannical government (like the Patriots were doing in throwing off the King’s rule), facilitating self-defense, and suppressing insurrection.
Thanks. This is a topic that is very passionate for me because I have owned guns all my life. I was taught at a very young age that you didn't play with daddy's guns.. .they weren't toys.
I mean no disrespect with this next statement. It seems that most people that are like you
As a person who has never owned a gun, I find myself strangely realizing how conservative my viewpoint on the issue is
Dont care if we loose the 2nd Amendment because they have never owned a gun or don't care to. Therefore if they don't care to then why should anyone else. It seems that is the mindset of those that would wish to do away with guns.
Once again.. I mean no disrespect. Just point out what I have seen first hand from conversations I have had on the subject. It's nice to see someone that has never owned a gun actually open to seeing the other side of the coin.
Folks want to know why I'm so dead set on this.
I closed down my business because the govt is trying it's best to make keeping reptiles illegal. They have already added 4 species to the Lacy Act.
I closed down my homesteading blog because the govt is going after folks for stupid
because they don't have any money and they see it as a source of revenue.
I am backed in a corner and I refuse to give up my constitutional right to keep and bear arms.