the 2nd admendment is always under attack from people who would desire no one other than LEO and the military to own them. from politicians and the liberal media, they try to convince us that they are evil and bad. they also try and sell the idea that if firearms were banned, then crime would cease to exist. man was robbing, raping and pillaging long before firearms were invented. as long as there are people who would do ill will towards their fellow man, there will be crime.
there is the right to bear arms so that we may defend ourselves from oppression and tyranny. to give up this right is to allow others to decide our destinies and how we live our lives. there is so many that would trade their freedoms for security or the thought of security. i prefer to stand on my own and to decide my own future. failures and accomplishments would be mine and mine alone.
to allow the 2nd admendment to ever be abolished would be a dishonor to the founding fathers of our country. it would be a dishonor to every person who ever took an oath and put on a uniform and fought for our rights. and those who died, defending our rights and freedoms, their deaths would mean nothing and died in vain. this saddens me deeply. my grandfather and my father, both served in the military, my grandfather in the Army during WWII, and my father in the Air Force and served before and during the Viet Nam war. i am very proud of both of them for their service and will honor and respect all who have served or died for this country.