Skip to comments.Do we really need to own guns? (Yes, he's serious)
Posted on 08/05/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Following the Aurora shooting, the subject of gun control has returned to our national dialogue.
Earlier this week, I wrote about my plan for firearms safety. The article itself was quite popular in terms of readership, but not so much when it came to reader commentary.
What I proposed was quite simple; that a thirty day waiting period for firearm sales be mandated by the government.
During this time, law enforcement officials would conduct a series of comprehensive background checks on all purchasers. If nothing negative were to turn up, then an individual could retrieve his or her gun after it has been registered at the nearest police precinct.
While this policy does answer questions about quality control insofar as firearm owners are concerned, it does not even begin to address a much larger question.
Why should civilians own guns in the first place?(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...
The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.
Seems fitting that it ends with the Colonists demanding to be disarmed.
Now go pay your taxes, your government is broke. :)
All US Democratics should turn in their weapons NOW! (And that includes all of Zer0’s sons.)
It’s The Bill of Rights, not the bill of needs.
"I believe that the answer is a government mandate subjecting any individual wishing to buy a firearm to a thirty day waiting period before his or her weapon of choice can be taken home. During this time, local authorities could utilize federal, state, and of course their own resources to conduct an extremely thorough background check on the purchaser in question."
If only decent people owned firearms, none of us would need them at all.
Sorry, Joe. Anyone who claims to “believe in the Second Amendment” out of one side of his mouth and call for government-mandated restrictions on everyone’s ability to obtain one out of the other is either a blatant hypocrite or too stupid to understand the meaning of the words “shall not be infringed.”
“Do we really need to own guns?”
Ask the Jews of 1930’s Germany.
Unless and until we are governed by angels, and those angels will show the utmost respect to the enumerated powers of government, then sadly, we will need guns.
Unless and until we can trust anyone who comes to our front door with our loved ones and our possessions, then sadly we will need guns.
The news is full of governments and man who ran amok. At least here in the US, people can choose to have the means to defend themselves. How does this author propose to ensure my family’s safety in the world where only the authorities and Mexican drug thugs have guns, and where the authorities can give themselves a pass when they misuse their guns and where they are arming the drug thugs?
Guns in the hands of citizens have far more benefit to the public at large than all the dimwit lefty writers in this country.
He says he believes in the second amendment for self defense and legal hunting but still ask why do we need to own guns. .
The poor man is confused and does not seem to have thought the whole issue out.
I hope someone comments on his blog and straightens him out. But it wont be me.
It’s obvious that Mr. Cotto feels that gun owners & gun rights advocates “are simply not our kind of people.”
Please explain how putting additional laws in place are going to stop those who use fire arms to commit worse crimes? The most stringent gun laws in the USA have not curbed gun violence in Chicago, the current murder capital of the world.
Moronic to think putting more restrictions on the law abiding will stop the law breakers. It is immoral and utterly irrational to demand the victims be pushed for the crimes of the aggressors.
Now that most of the MSM wants gun control/registration why dosen’t the NRA, GOA and gun owners ask for press control, ie reporters registration?
The first requirement should be a two week background check by the FBI of said reporters!
I really don’t think our Founding Fathers could have foreseen the amount of damage and mayhem these modern Assault Computers can cause! Thousands of words per minute are not needed in the hands of the emotionally disabled.
Uh, the Second Amendment mentions neither, you leftist asshole.
...shall not be infringed.
to the author of this article..
COME GET SOME...
Hey Joe.......COME AND TAKE IT, MF’r!!
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