Originally Posted by superfoodist
- He wants to legalize the Second Amendment (our right to bear arms [own guns]), which politicians have been trying to make illegal for a long time now. Look up statistics of American states that allow concealed carry of firearms, and see how much lower state crime is compared to states who make firearm ownership illegal. The fact is, if someone plans to rob/murder you, they will think twice if there's a chance of you adequately defending yourself. Also, the criminals who commit crimes in the first place will find a way to ILLEGALLY get a gun if they need to, while the honest, innocent American citizen remains defenseless. To understand how critical it is that we keep our Second Amendment right, please check out this website and look at quotes about it by our founding fathers : The Founding Fathers on the Second Amendment
If politicians are trying to make it ILLEGAL, then how can you say he wants to legalize it? If politicians are trying to make it illegal, then it's already legal.
To be perfectly honest, though, I am SO glad that not just anybody can walk around carrying a gun. And it's not because I don't believe in freedom, but have you seen and talked to people? Most people are great, wonderful people, but there are a lot of dumb animals out there too. I think it's a great thing that you can't just walk around carrying a gun wherever you want. it doesn't infringe on my freedom in ANY way whatsoever, because I sill own guns and I still use them for shooting target, hunting, etc. I don't need to carry one on my hip to feel safe. If you live in an area where you need to do that, then friking move. Don't say you can't afford to move, just pack what you can carry and get the ♥♥♥♥ out of there. I think being completely homeless in a safe place would be far better than scraping and scrounging in a place where you live in constant fear.