April 1, 2008
"In a land where guns are outlawed,only outlaws will have guns" is an old cliche that is also perfectly true when applied to this question!! The 2nd Amendment gives all law abiding citizens the right to bear arms,but there is also an underlying duty and responsibility to protect and defend ourselves,our families,and those around us from harm. Most people today seem to assume that should anything bad start to happen they can simply call 911 and the police will come and take care of the problem. Nothing could be further from the truth!! They will, of course ,respond but they cannot prevent the crime from happening!! They can do nothing until a crime has occurred!! Their job is to solve crimes and arrest the guilty if possible.
I myself am licensed to carry concealed in 38 states and have been for years, simply because there is no police officer assigned to watch out for me and safegaurd me 24 hours a day,and surprise folks,none are assigned to you either!!
(Meet two of my closest friends-Mr.Smith & Mr.Wesson)
Now, no one can tell you that you have to own a firearm,just as no one should be able to tell me I cannot own one.
I personally would never want to be in the highly unfortunate position of hearing glass breaking,stairsteps creaking or whatever in the middle of the night and upon getting out of my comfy bed,seeing one or more individuals,armed with whatever they choose to be armed with,coming up my stairs,and me knowing that there is nothing at all in this house to defend ourselves with.
And even if the very first thing I do in this situation is "call the police",the 15,25,or 30 minutes it takes them to get here is when all the of the Bad Shit is going to happen!!
I'm sure they would write a very detailed report about what terrible things happened to the nice older couple that used to live here!!!
NO THANK YOU