I try to stay away from politics in life because it just causes conflict since I am active duty military. I never know who will end up reading my posts and misconstruing my words. I am an American. I have no political ties or belong to any political party.I took an oath to protect the rights of the people.
The recent mass shootings have given politicians the chance to stand upon their soapbox and attack the constitution. They hide behind the sullen faces of the victims in order to push their anti gun agenda. They blame guns and blow off the fact that these individuals doing the killings are mentally unstable. How can a few nuts be a cause to try and rewrite the laws that have been working for many years.
Why should I have to register my weapons? Who’s business is it if I have a AR-15. It is not an assault rifle. The AR stands for ArmaLite, the original maker of the rifle REF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15 Gun grabbers want the clueless masses to believe it stands for “assault rifle”. It is a rifle plain and simple. I have mine for target practice and for home security. Why would I want a rifle for security? For the simple fact that I am trained with this rifle. I have put thousands of rounds down range to make sure I hit what I am aiming at. Why use a pistol I am less trained in and possibly miss?
Now ask yourself, do you really think tougher laws will prevent anything? The war on drugs did nothing but force people to get creative and come up with cheaper alternatives. Crack and meth were not popular till the war on drugs. A criminal does not buy a gun legally, so how would making it harder to purchase one legally have any bearing on a motivated criminal.
If we start to let the politicians change our constitution, they will never stop. Do not let them take away your rights. If you haven’t seen what happens when the citizens are left unarmed in other countries then you must be oblivious to the world. Every horrible genocide by a political party has always started by disarming the citizens. Do not be a sheep!