No it's quite true, especially after the last decade of back and forth political, sociological, and economic uncertainty and even upheaval. Personally I think it's good for people to take ownership and responsibility of their own security, and to have some teeth to keep overzealous politicians and "law enforcement" officers from stepping out of or over the line without having to think about consequences. At least in the small town I live in, people of all sorts are leery of barging into a domicile unannounced as they are likely to be met with force in return.
@goC4yourself, A town in Georgia passed a law requiring the head of each household to keep at least one firearm, and the rate of burglaries dropped 89%. People try to make emotional “think of the children!”-esque arguments all the time, but the actual statistics heavily support gun ownership making an individual, an area, and a nation far safer.
@Lysander99, I generally don’t like Snopes, but that article does seem to be pretty objective. So fair enough, seems I was misinformed on the Kennesaw thing. That was only intended to be one small example riffing on what OP said though, because I didn’t want to just write out a whole essay.
@Lysander99, yeah I was going to say I understand the right to bare arms and all that jazz, but how could the government compel you to own (by law).
@DesignatedElfWhipper, so you are essentially wrong. There is an edit button you can delete or alter your comment to avoid spreading misinformation.
@Runnin with scissors, a wild douche has appeared. He's running with scissors.
@spongeblade, never bring scissors to a gun fight🔫
@eespinos93, technically, the government can’t legally compel you to buy anything, but that hasn’t stopped them before.
@Lysander99, HAHAHAHA, you referenced snopes… hahaha, good one.
@Runnin with scissors, instead of changing what's wrong in a message stating further down your corrections, then adding an addendum. That's more helpful to a healthy discussion then just erasing errors. Since people learn better from those in general.
@DesignatedElfWhipper, oh yeah, when's Georgia going to repeal there elf whipping policies? May got the right to bear arms, but not to elf arms? What if one walks in my house and starts sitting on my shelf?
@goC4yourself, yes, the only thing keeping the US government, and the most powerful military in the world, from taking our rights is Jim Bob and his shotgun rofl
The right to bear arms is the most important. Bar none.
@Reach4God, I have multiple guns, but you're not even close. Free speech. Period.
@rojomud, Normally I'd agree, but then I have to ask: how do you free speech your way out of tyranny?
@Reach4God, it's unlikely you'd have tyranny if you have free speech in the first place. I didn't say that the second amendment wasn't important, just that free speech is more important.
@rojomud, in the U.S., voters against the current regime have *actually* been labeled the biggest terror threat by the DOJ. This same DOJ is currently pushing to label average parents this way as well. Their biggest crime: saying they dissaprove of the job the president and his party is doing. The only reason they're not being punished: they likely have guns.
@Reach4God, no, the reason they're not being punished is because they're exercising their right to free speech
Till you get rear ended and that is now a hollow pretzel
@troubled panda, or need it and it’s a 12 step process to get it out
The company that makes this is Swiss I believe
Seems like a great way to get your gun damaged.
And this is why no one has invaded the continental US since the war of 1812.
@sbcarp, honestly more an issue of transporting a significant force across two giant oceans, a cold northern wilderness, or a coverless arid desert. Currently the US Military is the only country with the capability of intercontinental force projection. Hence why we are the only true Super Power. Just not feasible for anyone to even try if just the navy was an obstacle not even counting the other branches.
I’m sorry who is saying Americans don’t have that many guns? That’s like saying people in the Olympics aren’t really that athletic… gun ownership is a competition here and I know people that are going for gold
Yeah. It’s not most of us…it’s ALL of us.
I don’t even own a gun but… I kinda want to now.
Imagine you hit a bump and it slid out and you were on a highway and the driver beside you just drives up and does the rolly window hand gesture and says “uuuuum sir,,,,your Gun is showing!”
When you get your concealed carry license and want to make the most of it.