I am not for outlawing guns. I have mixed feelings about assault and automatic weapons.
'Those who hammer their guns into plows will
plow for those who do not.' ~ Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson was a smart man but he was not Deity. I do think there is wisdom in that statement. There are many pretty intelligent men in this country that see things in the same light. There always some pretty intelligent folk who see it in the opposite light.
Recent acts of terror and mayhem give fodder to those against citizens being armed. Many innocents have been slain in the past two months here in the United States. If guns were outlawed, could these men have caused the damage and mortal harm? Man has, since the creation, figured how to kill or maim another creature. So with explosives and unlawful guns, I think you would have the same results. WE only have to look at 9/11 to see what devastation a small box cutter can create. My plumber once showed me how to make a potato gun that would kill you. 2" PVC, potato, Lighter fluid and a match.
I am not a member of the NRA, even though I do believe in some of the statements made by the NRA.
ONE is the irrefutable fact that if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
Do you believe the following statistics? It is hard to believe. These are the top ten countries with the highest crime rate. And the USA is not on the list..
· New Zealand
· England & Wales
· #10..Canada ·
I was surprised at the list. Could it be that we have a lot of armed citizens? I do not know. I own three or four guns. I do not know where they all are. All are in storage, somewhere. I would have a hard time getting to one if I really needed it.
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