It wasn’t a matter of too many guns, too few guns, or the wrong guns. If you read different new sites, you’ll hear every opinion from the far left, to the far right, and even a foreign paper that blames Charelton Heston.
The problem is that the people don’t trust the Government that writes the gun laws. The Government that writes the gun laws doesn’t trust the people, and people have been trained by a press that doesn’t trust anyone other than themselves to make decisions for both the Government and the people, not to trust each other.
Timothy McVeigh didn’t use a gun, the hijackers on 9-11 (as far as we know) didn’t use guns, and Theodore Kaczynski didn’t use a gun. Evil minded people intent on doing evil things will find a way to do them. There is nothing that can be done to stop it. Taking gun rights from Americans will only make it easier for those intent on doing evil to do it.
Owning a firearm of any kind is a personal decision. Not one that Charleton Heston, Rosie O’Donnell, Hillary Clinton, or Ted Nugent should make for you. However, having the ability to own a firearm is not a decision that should be made for you by any politician, reporter, pundit, or leader of any special interest group should make either. The decision that as Americans we have the right to bear arms was made over 200 years ago. Once we let any person or group decide what rights we should or shouldn’t be allowed, especially those that are specifically expressed in one of the documents that defines us as Americans, then we become not a people of laws and pricipals, but a people of special interest groups, corporations, an elitist press, and politicians that believe that somehow only they can decide what is best for us.
Buy a gun, or don’t. However, if you decide not to, don’t give up your RIGHT to own one if you so decide. Register and get your Federal Firearms ID card. Only those with the ability to make a choice can do so.
Have you ever heard someone say “I’m not voting this election to make a statement.” However inane or inefective that statement is, as long as they are registered to vote, it’s their decision. If you don’t have the ability to purchase a firearm, and announce that you won’t buy one, you’re dead wrong. You can’t buy one. And the reason you can’t is because you confuse maintaining a fundamental right, and make an informed choice, with renouncing that same right, and then bragging about not having it.