After the horrific shooting spree that took place in Newtown, CT there has been a huge knee jerk reaction to gun rights in the United States. There’s people calling for the complete ban of all handguns to banning “assault” rifles and hi-cap magazines (or clips as the media likes to refer to them as — ignorantly I might add). Yes, there are crazy people in this world that shouldn’t own or have anything close to access to any sort of weapon, but to punish the over 100,000,000 citizens of this country who use their firearms responsibly every day is ridiculous.
People on both sides throw around statistics based on their political agenda, however the truth of the matter is that law abiding firearm owners are the only ones that will be affected by any legislation on gun ownership. There are over 300,000,000 firearms in this country… basically enough to give every citizen one. Banning firearms is not the answer. I don’t have the exact answer but I do know that banning anything won’t fix squat.
- I would completely support a more rigorous background check when trying to purchase a firearm. I think they should include anything psychologically related because it would seem that the animals that go on these shooting sprees have mental problems too numerous to count.
- Don’t touch the 2nd Amendment. It’s our God-given right to bear arms in the United States. I’ll be damned if that right will be taken away because of a handful of people.
- Banning “assault rifles” and hi-cap magazines won’t solve anything. If I can’t carry 1 30 round mag, I could easily carry 3 10 rounds — pointless argument… and this will only affect law-abiding people.
- The gun shops around me have been absolutely crazy after the shooting because of people fearing a possible ban or heavy legislation. That proves to me that there’s a large desire to maintain firearm ownership in the U.S. Also, with it being such a large industry, imagine the impact it would have on the already weak economy.
The most powerful ally that gun owners have is the National Rifle Association yet they’re made up of only 4 million members. That’s right, FOUR MILLION. That is completely unreal to me considering how many people support our rights to bear arms in the U.S. The NRA should easily have 40,000,000 if not a lot more. People say the NRA has a lot of power, imagine the fight they could fight if they had more members.
Joining the NRA is not a huge commitment of money, in fact you can join for $35 (sometimes less if you find a deal through a partner). You get a subscription to a choice of great magazines and you’re helping support our biggest supporter in Washington.
I’m a member and if you support gun rights and aren’t a member, you should join right now. I don’t get anything out of the link below other than knowing more people will support the efforts of the NRA.