Skip to comments.Can poor people be trusted with guns?
Posted on 03/12/2013 6:15:33 PM PDT by marktwain
Can poor people be trusted with guns? Overwhelmingly, Republicans thinks so. But while Democrats fight against taxes on the poor and oppose voter photo IDs because they impose too much of burden, they seem to be doing everything possible from fees, expensive training requirements, and photo IDs -- to make it next to impossible for the poor to own guns.
Indeed, legislation in at least 17 states around the country is aimed specifically at making it more costly to own a gun. Democrats are voting in mass against exempting the poor from fees when it comes to guns. New Yorkers aren't alone facing everything from registration fees to buying liability insurance.
That's too bad, because many law-abiding citizens, particularly minorities in crime-ridden neighborhoods really do need a gun for self-defense. There is little doubt that the people who are most likely to be victims of violent crime again, overwhelmingly poor blacks in urban areas -- are also the ones who benefit the most from owning guns. Research, including my own, has demonstrated this.
Apparently, Democrats believe that the right to self-defense is something that only belongs to the wealthy.
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Can poor people be trusted with guns?
They’re probably more trustworthy the Federal or State Agents.
A poor person can be trusted more with a gun than a rich person can be trusted in government.
Well, at least you'll be able to feed your family when the SHTF.
The inside the beltway crowd, metro NYC, and LA will be dead in a week.
Don’t forget Old Folks on fixed incomes.
The one good thing coming out of this is they are finally being honest about their true goal. Never again can they deny they seek to ban all firearms.
What a stupid question - to the headline.
RR, I was once a very wealthy man until my Cajun hull with attached 115 hp Johnson hit a submerged tree. The hull survived (damned fine boat: wish they still produced), spent a shear pin, and lost everything except the tackle in the locker.
The bankers and the politicians who have proven that they are not to be trusted with the economy are opposed to poor people having guns.
Considering the fact that poor people by and large live in high crime areas, I would say they need guns.
If I only had some snorkeling gear (and wasn't afraid of gators), I might be able to dig my weapons and ammo up out of the moss at the bottom of the swamp.
Of course, they're worthless by now.
Hunting in the swamp never came to any good tho, did it?
You are kidding, right? To the left, Orwell's 1984 is like a Bible. The ability to lie to themselves is one of the most prized of all!
I think one of their favorite stories is the one that goes: Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?
If it were not for the ability to deceive, the left would have nothing.
What you probably mean, and I agree with, is that their *plausible* denial of their true goal is now harder....
But you know, and I know, that flat out lying in the face of absolute evidence, is very common on the left, and they seldom even get called on it.
HEY, I’m trying to be more optimistic dangit.
We’ve got some good folks out there taking the message to blacks. (since they make up a large proportion of the poor)
Rick Ector posted this video yesterday promoting a product but he says some good things to say about armed women in Detroit and the need for options other than police for self protection.
pfl. I was just thinking this morning how odd it is that libs flip out at the idea of showing an ID to vote, but it seems perfectly normal to them to require us to show an ID to exercise our inalienable right to life.
Some people can also afford to appeal in lawsuits, have records expunged, etc. Remember that much of the remaining middle class will probably fall from the economy before long, too (lacking enough manufacturing for revenues to support anywhere near so much debt). Since the ‘90s, we’ve seen quite a few incremental steps toward effectively shutting down Second Amendment rights for all—one group at a time.
On Republicans, watch the compromises ahead.
Another point: look at the incomes of the families of Holmes and Lanza.