A little rant about our first amendment rights
Today I am going to talk a little more about our first amendment rights. A lot of people say that guns kill people but what they fail to see is that someone has to behind that gun. If a person is that screwed up where they want to hurt innocent people then they will find a way whether they use a gun or some other type of weapon. You see all the time in some countries where they have really strict gun laws and the deranged person goes on a stabbing spree or they use some other type of weapon. If someone wants to harm you they will find a way whether they have a gun or not.
That’s what so great about this country of ours, we all have the right to bear arms and it’s our constitutional right to do so. If you don’t want to own a gun then that is your right but don’t make a blanket statement that no one should be able to own a gun. I firmly believe that if everyone carried a gun our crime rates would go down because the criminals would think twice about committing a crime.
I have great respect for out law enforcement in this country and I think they get a bad rap for some of the things that happen during the line of duty. It is not fair to judge them without knowing all the details of the situation first hand. Granted there may be a very few cases where a certain officer might take things to the extreme but I’m talking about the law enforcement as a whole community.
From what I have seen most law enforcement organizations respect the average citizens right to bear arms. They know that even if we have strict gun laws, the criminals aren’t going to follow them anyway. That’s what’s so ridiculous about the argument that if there were fewer guns there would be less gun violence. You look in the big cities that have all of the gun violence; those criminals aren’t going to abide by any strict gun laws. I’m sure they are hoping that the government puts restrictions on the average citizens because it will make it that much easier for them to commit their crimes. Well I know I kind of went on another rant here and I apologize for that but those are my beliefs.
I’d also like to say thank you to the guys at Gander Mountain in Duluth, they are always so patient regarding my questions on the different types of firearms.
I hope everyone has a great day.