Today I watched President Obama’s press conference on Gun Control. He outlined a sensible way to handle Gun Control. Renew the law preventing the sales of military weapons. Only allow the sales of automatic weapons that have a maximum 10 round clip. Increase background checks to ensure that the person buying weapons does not have a felony background. Allow mental health workers to report information concerning clients that threaten to go on shooting sprees.
These things are not taking away anyone’s right to the second amendments right to bear arms. With the exception of those with extreme mental health problems or felons. This is not unrealistic nor is this extreme. If you are worried about your right to bear arms of a military nature, or your plans to take out a grade school, or even you plans to sell guns to felons, then you have every right to be worried. I have seen on Face Book many, many, times that people are worried about their right to bear arms. For those of you putting this on your status, which of the above are you worried about. Are you planning on a massacre? Do you intend to buy and sell guns to felons? Do you suffer from mental health problems that will lead to a massacre? Please people, watch the press conference, listen, comprehend, then think about which of your 2nd amendment rights are being intruded on!
I prefer to think that background checks on EVERYONE that purchases a gun should be mandatory. I think it is time to take the guns out of the hands of criminals and felons and keep them in the hands of RESPONSIBLE gun owners. We are a society of gun owners. Hunters don’t use automatic weapons to hunt. The only people that require automatic weapons are criminals. If you cannot hit your target within 10 rounds then you shouldn’t have a gun. You should be able to hit the target with one round maybe two. If you aren’t able to do so then you need to go to the gun range and practice, practice, practice! I am fortunate, I was in the military and they tought us to hit the target with one round. They teach, don’t waste you rounds and make every shot count. If you own a gun you should be able to do the same thing.
Look, the right to bear arms is a two fold thing. One to protect your home. Two to protect the country. Yes, protect the country. Every country in the world knows that we have the right to bear arms. That alone is a deterrent from any invasion. Because out of 315,155,461 people living in the United States, 43 – 55 million households have guns. Most of them own 4 or more guns. Could you imagine any other country wanting to deal with the fact that you have no idea who, what, when, and where all these gun owners are? There is no country in the world that would want to take that chance nor deal with our civilian power not just our Military power.
In regards to the National Rifle Association (NRA), they are only against this because it will stop the gun makers from making military style weapons for sale to non-military people. Which is big business. Don’t be fooled. The NRA is not protecting your rights to bear arms. They are being funded by big business gun makers to keep their rights to keep selling guns. By joining the NRA you are only supporting big business gun makers, and the NRA is providing the illusion that they are supporting your rights while taking your money to support big business gun manufacturers.
So when you get informed, and realize that no one is trying to take away your second amendment right to bear arms, then put up your informed Face Book post. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are working with many different groups, including the NRA and others throughout the country to come up with ideas that will help prevent another Sandy Hooks Elementary shooting. A recent poll of NRA members agree these are sensible, non intrusive laws, that will allow the average American to have and keep their guns. By the way, no one is going to come to your house and take away any weapons you already have, this is for people wanting to buy guns. All I ask is for you to become informed and know what is really being proposed. Not what others that are talking out their ass are telling you!
Here is the link to the press conference. It will not only inform you as to what is being proposed but as to why it is being proposed! http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/16/president-obama-announces-new-measures-prevent-gun-violence