The election is at our doorstep and we all have the opportunity to vote for the candidates in our town, state, and country that we feel will best protect the rights that are important to us.
Every American has the natural right of self-defense, and the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution clearly states that we shall have the right to keep and bear arms. This has been part of the fabric of our country for over 220 years, and it is an integral part of our history. Gun control advocates are pushing hard to get people into office that will do their best to take away our right to keep and bear arms.
Here are three things to consider:
- Restricting or banning firearms will just drive gun purchases underground to the black market. You can rest assured that no background checks are being done on the black market. You know the old saying, “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” The overwhelming majority of gun owners are responsible, law-abiding citizens. Why should the majority be penalized for the crimes of the few?
- Another thing to consider when it comes to gun control is how it will affect American gun manufacturers, their employees, and the other businesses that work in conjunction with the gun manufacturers. Do we really need more Americans out of work?
- Guns are mechanical devices that do not operate without the assistance of a human; so are cars. People are injured and killed every day all across our nation due to negligent or reckless drivers. If the government wants to “protect us from ourselves” why haven’t they banned cars?
My message to those who want to undermine the 2nd Amendment is this: If you don’t want to exercise your right to keep and bear arms, then don’t. Just as I will not force you to purchase a gun and keep it at your home, you should not attempt to restrict me from doing the same.
Whether we agree or disagree, we all should appreciate the fact that in America we have the have the right, responsibility, and the freedom to vote. Make your voice heard!
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