What seems to get lost in the debate is our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable from the vices of the unscrupulous.
The NRA has the agenda of protecting it's most precious commodity... the gun manufacture. Millions of $$$ are at stake. Innocent children be d.a.m.n.e.d......
I know people who think their right to own a gun, any gun, is inviolable. Protected by the second amendment, which in my opinion, does NO such thing. What is protected by the constitution is "a well regulated militia", operative phrase is well regulated and gun ownership NEEDS, no demands regulation.
It's easier for me to purchase a master blaster multi round firing super duper weapon of mass destruction than it is for me to purchase sudafed at the local drug store.
Responsibility to protect the innocent is of much greater importance than any perceived RIGHT to own a gun......
Walking through the neighborhood one day last week with Lakoda, I see a strange sight. Walking toward me in the midday sun is a man swinging a lantern with a super bright LED light that can be seen for several blocks.
"What you doing?" I ask, when he is close enough to hear.
"Looking for ONE Competent Gun Owner," he replies, and moves on down the street swinging his LED powered lantern.
If what I'm reading on some of the comments actually reflects public opinion there is NO doubt why the SOUTH enslaved fellow human beings.
And sadly, opinion apparently hasn't changed much from the 19th century.
clay bennett = the voice of reason. Keep your views churning. Based on comments you are succeeding in your task. Educate the Un Educated.
At the very minimum ExPOSe the Uneducated to the Reality of FACT.
The government in some form or other (local, state or federal) kill American citizens on American soil without due process each and every day.
Guns are used to accomplish this feat. Swat teams routinely attack private homes and kill the occupants and said occupants have had NO due process.
In the Civil War the North (Americans) killed citizens of the South who were Americans. Or were they Americans and at what point were these Former Americans no longer Americans but enemy combatants? These Former Americans became combatants and these former Americans now Confederates were not given due process before being killed.
There is precedent for Killing Americans (or Americans who are now former Americans because these Americans are now enemy combatants) without due process if the American (or former American) is deemed an enemy combatant.
Just recently in Oregon an American was taken out because he had allegedly done some things. He had no due process. He didn't have his day in court. The government took him out with guns.
Guns are used and not drones to accomplish the killing. So, is it the killing of an American citizen we object to or the weapon that is used?
I no longer enable Hobby Lobby with my $$$.....
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Take as much time as is necessary. Speak as slowly as you wish but SPEAK to We the People.”
First point: President Obama reElected. 4 more years. Enjoy.
Second point: Why don't you good folk who shoot guns buy a Camera and shoot pictures. Doing so and nothing dies. not even milk jugs or tin cans.....
bang bang bang bang....... really!
may the fetus you save be gay.