samhill wrote:If your so afraid of your Gov. what the hell are you still doing here? You all make the U.S. sound worse than some third world country run by a dictator, just because the one you wanted in office lost your running scared or is it you have always been running? I may be an older person but I sure don't see what is being described here.
Sam I think at least in my case, its a matter of geographical reality. I just googled Linesboro, Pa and saw where it is on the map. I'm sure it's beautiful there and probably kinda Mayberry like. I'm 30 minutes north of Baltimore City as the crow flies. I live in a rural area but if the city suddenly was attacked by a chemical, biological or radialogical weapon, which is not so far fetched anymore, refugees would be streaming out of the city through my area. I would certainly try to help folks that need it and have good intentions. I just happen to think that in such a panic, mob mentality takes over and there would be mobs of marauding home invaders. The law would have its hands full and could not respond to the shear number of events. Being able to defend my home and family from such an onslaught is my right.
I'm ok with what I consider reasonable gun control. Here's what I think a person should have to do to own a gun. First pass a background check that includes criminal and mental health criteria. Either prove you are proficient with the weapon or be required to take training to become proficient with it. Store the weapon so that it cannot be stolen or "borrowed" by someone else. That's reasonable gun control. It doesn't matter if my gun's clip holds 10 rounds or 30 rounds. It doesn't matter if it looks scary to a person not familiar with guns.
Interestingly, today I just saw it reported today that more people are killed in this country with hammers and clubs than with guns.