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This is an article from “Absolute Rights” that I received on Saturday and want to respond to. My comments are at the bottom of the page.

Point: The Right to Bear Arms—Within Reason
by Bailey O’Malia

In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy Americans and politicians have spent time reflecting on gun control.

We often hear that our founding fathers wrote our right to bear arms into the Constitution as a way to protect ourselves from harm; that they wanted us to have that right, even today.

But that’s not something I’m so sure about.

When the founding fathers wrote our constitution their idea of a weapon was a musket. Not an automatic weapon. The gun they had in mind would be used for safety or for hunting.

With this in mind I wonder, what the fathers of our nation would have said about civilians owning military-grade weapons that can shoot a hundred rounds in a minute?

Surely there is no need for a civilian to hold that kind of power in his hand. In fact, why should anyone have that much power over another human being? Do we really trust each other’s judgment?

I’ve been thinking about this for days and I can’t come up with one good reason that a person would need anything more than a handgun or rifle for “safety.”

So when the discussion of changing the gun laws is brought up I think, what a perfectly simple solution; ban all automatic weapons. This appeases the Democrats because they will have made steps towards gun reform, and the Republicans because they won’t be fully losing their right to bear arms. If you consider shooting an automatic weapon a fun hobby, they could still be available to rent at a gun range.

But this is a compromise. A concept politicians and Americans are unfamiliar with these days.

If you’re pro-guns at this point you’re probably saying “but it’s my right, and they’re taking away all of our rights.”

But it’s also your right to feel safe and despite the theorists who say “arm every person in the country, that’ll scare ‘em!” The lunatics that are shooting up movie theaters and schools don’t seem to place much value on their life or the lives of others.

So before you start spouting your founding fathers crap, take a second to think about the core principle that this country was supposedly built on: freedom. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel very “free” knowing that my neighbor could be housing an AK-47 in his garage.

The founding fathers didn’t include the right to bear arms in the constitution so that we could protect ourselves from harm, but so that we could protect ourselves from TYRANNY! Nowhere in the constitution does it say we have the right to bear arms only for safety or for hunting. If you’re not so sure about that, try reading the constitution. While you’re at it, read some of the “Crap” (as you put it), that our founding fathers wrote while composing this great document.

When the constitution was written the “Musket” was state of the art technology and was used by civilians and military alike. The framers of the constitution certainly understood that both military and civilian technologies would evolve and improve over time, yet they didn’t specify that the right to bear arms be restricted only to muskets! They understood that in order for our citizens to stand up to tyranny, they would need to be at least as well armed as the tyrants. Owning a military style weapon does not give one “Power” over anyone, it simply makes one equal.

You obviously failed to do your homework before writing this article or you would know the difference between a semi-automatic weapon and an automatic weapon. You would also know that automatic weapons were banned in the 1930’s and it is stil unlawful for the average citizen to own one today.

No theorist I’ve ever read has suggested arming every person in the country because “that’ll scare’em!” It’s a proven fact that communities with a high percentage of gun owners have less crime that communities with a low percentage of gun owners. Again, do your homework.

Perhaps the reason that the “Lunatics” are shooting up movie theatres and schools is because they are, well, Lunatics! What about all of the violent tv shows, movies and video games they are exposed to on a daily basis? Maybe we should ban those…

So before you start spouting your liberal, left wing crap, maybe YOU should take a second to think about the core principles that this country WAS BUILT ON: FREEDOM!! And I don’t know about you but I feel very “free” knowing that my neighbor is armed and will come to my families aid if and when he is needed!!! Keep your powder dry!



One Response

  1. It’s a fact that criminals and other lunatics target areas where guns are prohibited. The only people safe in gun-free areas are criminals and lunatics, and don’t think they don’t know it.

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