The right to bear arms was placed in the Constitution at a time when America relied on a civilian militia to defend it. The US now spends more on armaments then the rest of the world put together and is more than capable of defending itself and it also has a militia in the form of the National Guard. The intent of the Founding Fathers was for the fledgling USA to be able to defend itself against foreign invaders. This was achieved long ago when the US achieved military supremacy and there is...
The right to bear arms was placed in the Constitution at a time when America relied on a civilian militia to defend it. The US now spends more on armaments then the rest of the world put together and is more than capable of defending itself and it also has a militia in the form of the National Guard. The intent of the Founding Fathers was for the fledgling USA to be able to defend itself against foreign invaders. This was achieved long ago when the US achieved military supremacy and there is absolutely no reason for any civilian to own an automatic weapon. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, all culturaly similar to the USA, have strict gun controls and have death rates from gun violence a fraction of that of the USA. Guns don't kill people: people WITH guns kill people. So the only way to prevent something like this happening again, is to keep people and guns apart. Any US citizen who genuinely wants to exercise the 'right to bear arms' as originally intended is free to join the military.
I whole heartedly agree with you. But more than likely, from what I & my husband see each day on the TV, approximately 1% of the guns carriers will abide by this. They don't have what it takes for a MAN to join the military. But....what you said is so true.
Well said, Ian. 100% spot on.
"Just do it. It's all for love. L.O.V.E."~Michael Jackson
Beatles too, All we need is LOVE!
Incidentally, John Lennon was killed by a gun AND religion. The nutter who shot him said that God told him to shoot Lennon. A world without guns and fictional gods would be a far safer place to live.
A gun did not kill these people. A person killed these people. Knives kill. Baseball bats kill. Machetes kill. Let's see you cut your steak with your fingers. Guns themselves have NEVER been the problem. Godless amoral people are the problem.
Being godless has nothing to do with it. America is the most 'goddy' country in the western world..........and the most violent. The UK is largely secular with approaching 40% of the population being atheists/agnostics. We aren't running about with guns slaughtering anything that moves. More Christian arrogance and delusion.
Well, I work in the service trade and see over 2000 people a year, and the Christians I work for are by far the most loving and non-violent people of all my customers. So my empirical data suggests otherwise, sorry. :) Furthermore, violence is world-wide, just not as scrutinized in non-freewill countries who are oppressed by their govt.
"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".
Look at the UK. Look, listen and learn. No gun ownership here, except for farmers, and less than 40 illegal gun deaths a year, compared to thousands in America. You are 50 times more likely to be shot in America than in England or Wales.........and you think owning guns make you safer? Morons.
Read the quote again. I'm not saying guns will protect people. I'm saying that it won't change anything.
There isn't much more that can be said, thought or prayed that anyone of us hasn't already... today's military grade assault class rifles are weapons of mass destruction. They are available to non-military person's for 'recreational' purposes (for which the military does not use them as they combat instruments for inflicting death).
They are accessible by our children from within their own homes as a result of 'freedoms' granted to their parents by the Bill of Rights, and we have...
They are accessible by our children from within their own homes as a result of 'freedoms' granted to their parents by the Bill of Rights, and we have witnessed our children use them in a manner they experience (train for) in ultra-violent video simulation games with horrifying and catastrophic results.
When does a nation of the people, with a government of the people, dedicated to the preservation of the commonwealth and welfare of the people extract from out of its midst those things which threaten the very life of the community? It does so when its very survival is threatened. If this were a virus, we would move to exterminate it without hesitation. Let this be understood as the deadly virus that it is, and remove without hesitation all military grade assault class weapons from among the common citizenry.
And if there be an outcry from those that would resist and rally themselves to 'quote and defend' their Constitutional 'right to bare arms', then by God, let them join the militia as it was intended and receive their registered military grade assault rifles and all the attendant responsibilites to serve and protect, and the weighty consequences should they ever slack in their duty and be found to the cause of such a weapon once again falling into the hands of a child.
Beautifully articulated brothers.
It's obvious we are all very angry about this.
Mr President Obama : LA GENTE NO COMPRENDE QUE LAS ARMAS VIENEN CON UNA GRAN RESPONSABILIDAD Y LO QUE PASO FUE UNA TORPEZA POR PARTE DE TERCEROS.
PARA MI COMO PERSONA ME GUSTARIA QUE HAYA MAYOR CONTROL EN CUANTO A LAS ARMAS PORQUE IMPEDIR SU VENTA SERA IMPOSIBLE.
Yea right...The guy who instituted "The Fast And The Furious" How many people died over that?!
There they shed INNOCENT BLOOD AND THIS SHOULD NOT SPEND MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BE AWARE IF YOU BUY A GUN IS AT YOUR OWN RISK :(
Are you people ignorant or just stupid that gun didnt kill anybody the person behind the gun did the killing. Criminals dont follow the laws. They will still carry guns illagally just like they do now. Dont get me wrong, my hart was riped out after sandy hook, along with millions of other americans, but as long as evil carrys a .45 so will i. Dont let "big government" take away our right to defend ourselves when no one else will.
Careful with that .45, Kristy. Statistically you're more likely to accidently shoot yourself or an innocent bystander with it than to shoot a bad guy.
I am sure that Kristy has been properly trained in the proper use of a firearm,
If you pay attention, I do believe that the guns were legally bought by a family member. He did not purchase those guns himself. Therefore you can not blame gun laws for stolen guns. As a matter of fact you can't blame knife salesman for stabbings, shoe makers for stompings, etc... If someone decides to go haywire and cause a tragedy they will find a way. Same way drugs are illegal but how many drugs are out there and how many are made out of household medications. You can't fix crazy or else the world would be perfect.
Well said NIck!!
very well said , trust me cheri the police have almost the same weapons that the miltary has
When I first heard the news about all the children and people that were killed in New Town, Connecticut I was shocked and in tears. One of the statements that the officials made was that there is not enough money to have policemen in every school, that they cannot have weapon detectors in every school because it is to expensive. You see, what is impossible for men is possible for God because He is able to change all this turmoil that our nation is in. In our own strength we cannot do it....
When I first heard the news about all the children and people that were killed in New Town, Connecticut I was shocked and in tears. One of the statements that the officials made was that there is not enough money to have policemen in every school, that they cannot have weapon detectors in every school because it is to expensive. You see, what is impossible for men is possible for God because He is able to change all this turmoil that our nation is in. In our own strength we cannot do it. It has to be done supernaturally. When we were young they taught us the fear of God in the schools. We would pledge allegiance to the flag and place the day in Jesus hands and these things did not happen. As soon as men took Jesus out of the schools the evilness started to take place. When Jesus is not the center of a nation, then someone else is. What has happened is that we are trying to imitate other nations ways, and they come here and dictate us how to manage our nation which as you can see they always end up in violence. I think it's time that we as Christians stand up and make a statement to our government and make them aware that without Jesus in the schools, even worse things will happen. We were a nation that were founded in Christianity not in killings. Let's go back to our old ways where Jesus was the center of our nation.
I could not agree more, very nicely put.. Please go to FaceBook and like ...Putting God back in schools ...
The states could put guards or police in schools but they would reather spend the money on collage football. I belive God needs to be back in schools but our goverments need to spend the money to protect our schools.
I thought in light of what happened in Newtown, Conneticut, there would be more American's on board in relation to this petition. Though it's great to see so many care enough to sign a condolence card, it's sad to see not many willing to sign up for reforms that would prevent this from happening again in your country. I'm not saying it would completely abolish the violence of gun use. But to care enough to try, is it really to much to ask?
I couldn't agree more. The disparity between the number of signatures between the two petitions is extremely sad. FWIW, I signed BOTH of them.