"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
-I am a major advocate of the peoples right to bear arms. I grew up hunting and fishing and consider myself somewhat of an outdoors man. I was taught gun safety and always treated guns like a tool instead of a weapon. I do agree that it guns are extremely dangerous if put in the wrong hands. I think that penalties should be strict on people who are caught with unregistered weapons because they obviously obtained them illegally and probably intend to use them in an illegal manor. But to take away the right to bear arms is not only taking away my passion for hunting but also the right to protect myself and family should a home invasion occur.
October 21, 2009
Cafferty: Why are so many Americans worried Obama will try to ban gun sales?
Posted: October 21st, 2009 03:00 PM ET
From CNN's Jack Cafferty
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A majority of gun owners think President Obama wants to ban gun sales.
A new Gallup poll shows 55 percent of those who own a gun, 53 percent who have a gun in the household, and 41 percent of all Americans believe he will attempt to ban the sale of guns while he is president.
This concern is greater among Republicans and people living in the South and Midwest than among Democrats or those living on either coast.
It also helps explain the sharp increases in sales of guns and ammunition. There are reports that U.S. bullet-makers are working around the clock and still can't keep up with the demand for ammunition. Shooting ranges and gun dealers say they've never seen such shortages.
However, President Obama has never said - as a candidate or as president - that he intends to push for a ban of gun sales. The president has said that he believes in the Second Amendment and that "lawful gun owners have nothing to fear." In May, he signed a law allowing people to carry loaded guns in national parks.
Nonetheless, gun rights advocates point to Mr. Obama's record as a state legislator and U.S. senator where he "voted for the most stringent forms of gun control."
It is insane to me that someone would want to prosecute this homeowner. A man protecting his assets and his family! It is a shame. The fact is, there are dangerous people out there who commit heinus crimes. Our right to protect ourselves is essential.