I was making a general statement about the situation, your comment is not appreciated. Gun ownership is a paramount right of every human being in today's world, much like the ability to carry and wield a sword in the days before guns were mass produced. Without the right to arm yourself, you are incapable of "really" defending yourself against tyranny in government, much less anything else. Try fighting a bobcat off your chickens with a machete, I dare you, you'll find out real quick a 5.56 round is much faster and safer. I mean really, if the government of the UK decided to enforce a curfew, confiscate privately owned land, and allow the sheriff of every town to rape one female citizen of his choosing every night, under the protection of armed guards, what could you "really" do since the majority of you are not allowed to own a gun? You could organize a little resistance, maybe kill a couple people when they weren't looking, but unless foreign governments started sending stuff to you, you would be totally helpless. What do you think happens to people without guns when they try to stand up to people with guns? Read your history man (generic, no gender specific term, in case you are a woman), this is a very important right that he just forfeited by making a very stupid and potentially lethal decision.
On the castle doctrine, you have to be in fear for your life, I'm fairly certain of that. There's all kinds of things you can do to remove somebody from your property before shooting them becomes a reasonable response. If the bullet struck her in the back, she obviously wasn't facing or attacking him.
Well you can continue to live in your little bubble, where the government is out to get you, your kids and your wife and bobcats attack you and your chickens so often that you have to sleep on your front porch clutching a gun. I'll be out here in the real world.
My disdain for guns is certainly not a secret, but I'm not stupid. I understand there are situations where it's warranted. Such as protecting livestock on a farm for example. However, that's not a good enough reason for every Tom, Dick and Harry to own one. There are no bobcat's on the streets in the city (normally anyway). As for the government, we don't live in a 3rd world country. If you honestly believe that government would get away with doing any of that, I feel sorry for you. If you're so paranoid with your government, sounds like that's a mental stability issue....which would indicate maybe you shouldn't own a firearm? Just saying...
Yeah, we're all obsessed with killing and have a lust for blood get a grip.
You're absolutely right. Except for the news that trickles in on an almost daily basis of people just like you
who have snapped for some stupid reason and started offing people.
Its not the law abiding gun owners you have to worry about,people need to report suspicious behavior. If people would do the right thing and report their family members or friends or anyone they think could be capable of doing such horrible things then some of the shootings could be prevented.
Except in situations where that law abiding citizen has had enough of the loud music and shoots a teenager....am I right? You keep referring to yourself as a law abiding citizen (which for the record, I don't doubt you are), but you keep ignoring that some of these crazy ass shooters were too. You know, before they pulled the trigger.
A gun is neither good or bad, a gun in the hands of a bad person is what you have to worry about, a gun in the hands of a good person (which there are more of than bad) is a threat to no one except a bad guy with a gun,or a knife. I support the laws that are on the books now, I think they need to be enforced a lot better. The laws on the books are plenty enough,its just that the government doesn't enforce them to their full potential.
Everyone is a "good person" until that trigger is pulled and someone is seriously injured or dies. The gun is a weapon specifically created for killing/destroying. There is no good in that, no matter how you'd like to spin it.
Yes I can say that i'd never do that because i'm very level headed. Yes i'm human and subject to human errors but i'll never use my gun in anger. I'll put my net worth on it as well,hell I put my life on it as well. You honestly think id do something so stupid like that. I don't even drink alcohol for fear of doing something stupid that would cause me to lose my firearms. I follow the law to the fullest extent in order to keep my second amendment right and to think i'd risk it and do something so stupid is unthinkable to me.
i own other things that make me hated by the protectist as well, one other thing being a pitbull, since I own a pitbull does that mean I fight dogs? Or trained it to be aggressive. Stop trying to label me.
Just as many of the shooters have probably said at one time or another. If you're naive enough to believe that you are the only person on the planet that has ever said "I'm a good person, I would never
do that!", you would be sadly mistaken.