Friday, January 11, 2013

My Rights vs. Your Rights

In this country, according to the law of the land, you have the right to be a homosexual. According to the US Supreme Court, you have the right to an abortion. You have the right to free speech. You have the right to feel secure in your home. You have the right to a fair and speedy trial. If you are ever charged with any crime, you have the right to a trial by a jury of your peers. You have the right to vote. You have the right to consume alcohol. You have even more civil rights…too numerous to mention. There are others, of course, but you get where I’m going with this.

I also have all of these rights. You must also agree that, according to the Bill of Rights, you also have the Right to Bear Arms.


It’s either all or none.
You must recognize that once the government, be it local, state or federal, starts to take away even ONE of these rights, eventually ALL of your rights will be gone!

You say, “Let the government regulate assault weapons.” Ok, here are a couple things you obviously don’t realize, or comprehend.

 1.) “Assault Weapons” are just that…weapons used in an assault. It may sound silly to you, but ANY OBJECT USED DURING AN ASSAULT is an assault weapon. It doesn’t matter if it’s a box cutter (i.e. 9-11), or a baseball bat, a car, a steak knife or any firearm!!

2.) Firearms are ALREADY regulated! You cannot just go into a store and walk out with a gun. ANYWHERE! There are forms to fill out; in some jurisdictions there are even waiting periods. This is already enough ‘regulation’. Show me the store where criminals can walk in and get a gun. Wait, they can buy them anywhere, you say? OF COURSE they can. BECAUSE THEY ARE ILLEGAL GUNS! It’s doesn’t matter if it’s a small .22 caliber revolver holding 5 rounds or a semi-automatic rifle with a 30 or 100 round magazine. Criminals can, and DO, buy them every day. ILLEGALLY!!

I don’t see a requirement for a waiting period for you to get an abortion! You might have to wait for an open appointment, but there is no government mandated waiting period. And God forbid there be a background check like there is for buying a gun!!

You say you want your right to marry a person of the same sex, but you want to limit MY right to own a firearm…I say screw you! MY RIGHT to own a gun is as important to me as YOUR right to be homosexual, or your right to an abortion or anything else you have a right to is to you.
Try to take my right to own a gun, or even regulate them in a more strict manner, but you will have to give up YOUR rights to things YOU want, too!!

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