The futility of gun control is evident

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by greyhawk50, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    This ball has been bashed all over the court for years. It is refreshing to see an article on the positive side coming from a journalist. It's a short read with some interesting notes in the comment section.

    go to susanstamperbrown.com to read her article The futility of gun control is evident is a good read.
     
  2. Hyphenated

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    The 2nd Amend is so simple and straight forward, yet many can't grasp the idea. I predict our grand kids will have to have an American Spring one day to keep it intact. Teach your children well.
     

  3. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I worry about people who seek legislation to keep arms out of the hands of the citizenry.

    The 2nd is clearly setup to be a defense against tyranny. Who is tyrannical? Why do you want them limiting your ability to ensure your freedom?
     
  4. duster066

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    I believe that at every point in this countries history the people have known they were directly threatened by one evil or another...except in the last 20 years (An exception to this being a few brief years after 9/11). There are no Soviets, Nazis, Mafia, violent natural environment, ect... Might this have something to do with the apparent misunderstanding by the liberal and young that would cause them to feel they have nothing to fear, and therefore no need for guns? I don't understand how our argument can be so easily discounted, nor how the second amendment can be so clearly misunderstood. I'm not talking about the left wing commie nuts. I know why they don't want us to have guns, I'm talking about the average person on the streets.
     
  5. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    There is a lot of truth and wisdom in what you say. There seems to be a large divide between those that see a purpose for guns and those that see none. Although, there is always the neutral few in the middle.
    Examples: My father-in-law grew up in Southern Kentucky where guns were a part of life. At an early age, his family moved to Detroit. He later went to college, earned a degree and became an urbanite. His focus was on his family and his work. In turn, his 2 sons followed in his footsteps, as has his grandsons. I would be surprised if any of them have ever fired a gun. I know that they have never owned one. His daughter married me and didn't like guns for many years. Now she is OK with them. They don't see the need for a gun any more than I see the need for a Tennis Racket or a set of Golf Clubs.
    Then there is my ex-wife's husband, who was a Marine. The only gun he owns is a 22 rifle and he doesn't shoot it very often. Actually, he believes that my son's love for guns, hunting and shooting is foolish. Go figure???
    There are those that are financially comfortable but are focused on family, career and vacations in comfy locals. They don't see the need and are not comfortable around those that do.
    Then there are the less fortunate that are concerned with how to provide for themselves and their families.
    That probably covers the majority of non-gun lovers. Then there are the anti-gun people that want to control others by taking away their liberties. And let's not leave out the criminal element.
    Some say that education is the key, but how do you reach that many people unless there is a reason for them to get involved.
    Articles like this one may catch the attention of a few - but I'm not considering any Golf Clubs in the near future.
    Just my 2 cents on this highly debated quandary.
     
  6. FOUR4D4

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    We have the 2ND amendment to defend the rest
     
  7. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    I think duster's statement is pretty well spot on. This countries complacency and apathy will be our undoing.
     
  8. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    what part of, "Shall Not Be Infringed" do they not understand? the 2nd admendment was put into place to allow the citizens the right and power to corral the government.

    simply put, if the the 2nd admendment is ever abolished, at what point are we gauranteed our remaining rights? none!
     
  9. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Precisely.