Our founding fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment to ensure we, as American citizens, have the right to not only protect ourselves, but also to protect our liberties and rights from an overreaching government.
Ninety-nine percent of law-abiding gun owners will never use their firearms in a threatening manner unless they themselves are threatened. Most of these gun owners also consider themselves patriots and an extension of the military.
What does that mean? It means that we patriots will do what needs to be done to protect our country and freedoms. I see myself like that.
We all know that we need to have some gun laws in place for checks and balances so that tragedies do not occur. They will not altogether stop them. There are evil people out there, and they will commit crimes with whatever means they have at their disposal.
Banning guns from lawful people who possess them will not deter criminals from committing crimes; it will only embolden them to commit more.
The biggest threat to our rights and freedoms aren't gun owners. The biggest threat are liberals. They want to impose on us their version of a perfect society. Liberals will never let a serious crisis go to waste. President Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have stated that. I would ask Rahm Emanuel how those strict gun laws are working out for him in Chicago.
Liberals have tried to dictate to all of us on what speech is acceptable to them. They, through the schools, have taken our rights to discipline our children. We are the parents and we should be responsible for helping our children develop their character, not the liberals teaching them in our schools.