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I'm a big believer in an individual's right to keep and bear arms. The Framers of the Constitution clearly believed in an armed citizenry to keep each other and the Government in check. As Thomas Jefferson said, 'Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.' In other words, gun laws only affect the law-abiding citizen; the criminal will always find a way to enact crime, and any law, by definition, will not phase him. Prohibiting lawful citizens from protecting themselves only does two things: 1) empowers the criminal with more assurance that he can indeed get away with his crime, and 2) lulls the citizen into a false sense of security by making him rely on the police force for protection (who, as even held up in court, has no responsibility to protect an individual citizen).

Outlaw guns and only outlaws will have guns.

If you're of a left-leaning or liberal mindset, you're probably thinking 'but how many more children have to die before we get rid of all the guns?'. By definition criminals do not honor laws. The only thing more laws will do is restrict how we can defend ourselves against criminals. Remember, it's not the piece of metal that kills. It's the person using it. We have personified the firearm as evil in order to avoid dealing with the actual human being who misuses it, or the real motivations of such misuse. We should be addressing mental issues in this country and punishing those who would misuse any device in committing crimes, not trying to punish law-abiding citizens in the chance that they may break the law in the future.

The unfortunately large and out of touch government of this country is trying to scare the population into fearing firearms, when in fact an armed population is a safe population. All locations that have strict 'gun control' laws have higher levels of violence. We must continue to fight to hold on to the rights preserved by the U.S. Constitution, the same rights that are being infringed every day with the passage of more and more gun laws by the liberals who for some reason still think they work. What part of 'shall not be infringed' don't they understand? Last time I checked it doesn't say "may be infringed just a little bit", or "may be infringed when people get scared".

Chicago and New York City have the most strict laws against owning and carrying guns. Do you feel safer walking the streets of those cities at night? Of course not, because the criminals do not follow those strict laws. It's that simple.

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