I think I must be a Constitutionalist, because I believe that the people have a right to keep and bear arms. It's the second Amendment.
You can't take away the basic rights of the people. I mean, you CAN, but it's wrong. Not that they aren't trying very hard to do just that.
I definitely believe in the Constitution. I don't currently own a gun but I want to learn how to use it before I buy one. Right now money is an issue. Plus, I won't lie, having 3 small kids around gives me pause. Not enough to take away our rights though!
Sarah, don't let the children stop you. The money, of course, is a different issue. But definitely take a firearms safety course, which you sometimes can do through the Community College in your area. I took mine and it was very empowering.
I own a few guns, my husband is a collector, and I feel so empowered when we go shooting.
But if you raise your children to respect them, you have done a fantastic job of education, parenting and protecting them in their future.
I was raised to be terrified of guns. To hate and fear them. But guns themselves are just tools. The need to be respected and you need to follow the rules, of course. But they don't need to be feared.
No fear of guns here, just precautions. My son went hunting with his Papa a few times so he was being exposed to them and has no fears. We've had a very bad past two years so a lot of our plans have changed drastically. One of those was gun education. Oh well.
I don't believe the hype at all. I think education is key, but then again, my son has done some things that literally made my jaw drop. Things he *knew* were dangerous. It's more to do with my own family dynamics than outside pressures.
Full rights! If by law we are kept unarmed and ignorant, then we will be weak and vulnerable when we need it the most, if we ever get to that point or such a situation ever occurs. Disarmament by law is no different than maintaining a state of educational ignorance by law.
I do not yet own a gun, but I will go through the process as soon as I turn 21 and can legally own one myself--registered in my name... or at least as soon as I can afford one.
Yes, exactly, Anath. The government purposefully works at taking away our fundamental rights to protect and defend ourselves. The are effectively turning us all into worthless, whining, helpless, ignorant sheeple.
Take a gun safety course, too. Then yeah, get yourself armed when you are legal to do so. It's your constitutional right. Exercise it while you still can.