The right to bear arms responsibly
To the Editor:
As an owner of two firearms I do not want to lose my constitutional right. This right is what will help to keep my family and friends from ever being marched to the death camps. It will allow me to defend my home from malicious intruders. If I have a concealed carry permit it will allow me protection from outside my home of life endangering threats.
Do I need an assault weapon? No I do not.
Do I need a 50 round clip? No I do not.
Should I be of sound mind to own a firearm? Yes, definitely!
If I use my weapon in a criminal manner should I be punished? Yes, to the max!
Should I be responsible for the safe keeping of my weapon? Yes!
I would hate to advocate any loss of my right to bear arms, but the above points are valid and should possibly be considered in this crazy world we live in.
As long as I am advocating the partial loss of one of my rights let me go one step further. The following steps are for all the citizens who want to abolish my right to bear arms.
I would like to curb the legality of video games that portray blood and gore. The games that show commandos (the mercenary type, not the ones that guard our country) from being sold to our young children and young adults. I wonder how many of these mostly young mass killers of innocent people have spent hours and hours in front of their screen portraying these evil deeds. Deeds that not only consume them, but evil deeds that some will go on to carry out?
Yes, that would mean losing another constitutional right – free speech, the right to solicit the ideas that mass murders and chaos are the norm and to be considered cool.
There are so many personal agendas in life: pro life vs. pro choice, gun rights vs. gun control, capital punishment (death penalty) vs. the rehab of cold blooded killers, mental health care vs. looking the other way. Can we legislate all the problems in the world? Unfortunately, no.
I do believe cold blooded killers that are without a doubt, known to be guilty deserve a quick trial, a final meal, a brief visit with their family, the right to see clergy, and then eliminated from earth. If this was the law of the land knowing your fate, some would possibly wimp out knowing there will be no long drawn-out trials and appeals with their name and picture in the media.
Yep, this would be another constitutional right stepped on.
Let me keep my right, and I will let you keep yours. We can tweak all of our rights if needed, but all, not just mine.