Some maintain that laws restricting the sale of firearms will reduce "gun violence". Let us say that firearms are made illegal, and for the sake of argument let us say that all law-abiding citizens surrender their firearms. Who will have the remaining firearms? Police and Military? Sure, but is it really such a stretch to think that criminals will also have them? Last I heard criminals don't obey laws.
Police can't be everywhere at once, but at every crime scene there is someone who is there every time, the victim. Perhaps it is because I'm not a criminal, and that I don't assume that everyone else is, that I don't fear the idea of firearms in the hands of law-abiding adults. The people that really scare me are those who seem to want all of us to live as though we were inmates in a continental prison. Well, the guards are more interested in reaching retirement than saving our lives, so where does that leave us?
I've always believed that my rights end where your rights begin, and vice versa. If you don't wish to own a firearm, don't buy one, but don't infringe my right to keep and bear my own. You never know, it might just be that one day your life could be saved by someone like me, if I haven't been disarmed by then.
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