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ever since Woodrow Wilson adopted a living constitution we started a down hill spiral, straying away from our founding principals, all firearms should be legal, take a look back in history, one of the first things all dictators who have committed human rights atrocities do is take away your right to bear arms
People need to be able to defend them selves from every one including the government; missiles and rockets are totally different than automatic weapons
"When the Nazis occupied Europe in 1939-41, they proclaimed the death penalty for any person who failed to surrender all firearms within 24 hours.
There may be various reasons why the Nazis did not invade Switzerland, but one of those reasons is that every Swiss man had a rifle at home.
For this we have no better record than the Nazi invasion plans, which stated that, because of the Swiss shooting skills, Switzerland would be difficult to conquer and pacify."
I think it just depends on your exposure growing up. If you are from a rural area, everyone owns a gun, it is a tool. The vast majority use them responsibly and accidents are rare.
If you grow up in a metropolitan area, your exposure to weapons is almost exclusively through violent crime, whether it be first hand or otherwise. Most weapons involved in these crimes are illegally purchased and possessed.
Its not suprising that people would have different viewpoints on guns then.
With that said, people get really worked up about getting their guns taken away in this country and its a false paranoia. In my view, guns are probably the most unrestricted activity that we have. If I want to drive a car, I gotta get insurance, I gotta get a license, I gotta go to the DMV and get tabs, pall all these taxes, fill out a million forms, take a class, take a test, and operate my vehicle within extremely strict parameters for the sake of public safety. If I want to drink beer, I have to have previously gotten a drivers licence, go to the specifically sanctioned store, prove who I am, be a specific age, keep it in the bag, I can't drink it in public, I can't give it to anyone that isn't 21, I can't resell it, I can't drink it in a car, I can't do a million other things. If I want to smoke pot, fuck that you go to jail. But as a non felon I can pretty much go down to my local sporting goods store and get enough semi-automatic rifles and full auto conversion kits off the internet to kill half the town with pretty minimal hassle.
Basically what I'm saying is, for the amount of people that are murdered every year in this country, its not that big of a deal to wait 2 days to get your shit, considering I would gladly wait two days to buy an ounce of weed legally. I would really welcome the day we could live in a serious country where people can have the freedom to make rational decisions about their own lives.