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Am I a Threat?

☆astac☆~PWCM 2012/12/25 23:12:19

The mere possession of a firearm by millions law-abiding citizens who have demonstrated responsibility and trustworthiness, is not and should not be a crime just because a miniscule fraction of the population chooses to be irresponsible, untrustworthy, and ultimately criminal. It's the criminals who should be held accountable for their crimes. Firearms owners are not "guilty by association" not should they be treated as potential criminals.

New and stricter gun control legislation will only punish those who already obey the law. It would be like punishing all those who drive cars just because a small few choose to drink and drive. It would be like punishing all Muslims just because a small few choose to commit acts of terror.

The killings in Newtown, like mass-killings elsewhere in our country, were an act of sheer, unimaginable, incomprehensible horror. "Something" does, in fact, need to be done to ensure this type of activity doesn't happen again. This "something", however, should not be an infringement of the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. Enacting new legislation restricting lawful firearms ownership is not the solution; it would only increase the number of those susceptible to violence as they'd be unable to defend themselves.

Lawful firearm ownership is not a crime and law-abiding forearms owners should not be considered criminals (potential or otherwise). All of the mass killings in this country have been perpetrated by individuals who'd previously demonstrated significant mental instability. The real crime is that these mentally unstable individuals were allowed to walk our streets freely despite their well-documented history of illness. If our elected leaders are serious about reducing firearms-related violence -- and they should be -- then the solution must start with removing from our streets the mentally unstable; those who are truly a threat.


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  • bill.fleming.77 2012/12/26 00:53:58
    bill.fleming.77
    +23
    1000% correct in your above statement. I was actually told I should be locked up in a mental hospital because I legally own multiple firearms and I taught my children how to handle and shoot my firearms at a preteen age.

    Now you tell me who is the threat to America? Sure is not me but the loon that told me this

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  • debrarae POTL _ PWCM 2013/01/03 00:05:42
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    +1
    You are 1000% correct. I walk told the same thing as Bill Fleming. And I don't own a weapon at all, but I do support the 2nd Amdt 1000%!
  • bob h. 2012/12/31 02:18:00
    bob h.
    Of course; Homocides
  • Cat 2012/12/29 05:14:53
    Cat
    +1
    Because thanks to GW Bush, BH Obama, DHS and the Patriot Act the Constitution of The United States of America no longer applies.
  • Hamilton 2012/12/28 21:23:43
    Hamilton
    +1
    Just read the full article, it is great.
  • Rick Armin 2012/12/28 15:18:17 (edited)
    Rick Armin
    +1
    "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes, and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security." - Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence.

    Jefferson knew over 200 years ago that the drive to disarm the people has nothing to do with school shootings or drug wars in our city streets. The "Evils" are becoming more insufferable every day and the gangsterment wants us disarmed before we throw it off.

    But the government does have an alternative plan. The plan is Obamacare. If the people are too sick and weak to shoulder a rifle, then rifles are no threat.
  • stevmackey 2012/12/28 00:55:04
  • cinbadl 2012/12/28 00:23:19
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2012/12/27 18:42:43
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +3
    I am probably a threat to their way of life because I refuse it.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/12/27 06:10:43
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +3
    We are a threat to those who threaten us and our freedoms only.
  • santa6642 2012/12/27 02:05:13
    santa6642
    +3
    No , you are tha solution to the problem like the millions of others that own Firearms.
  • bob h. santa6642 2012/12/31 02:21:03
    bob h.
    IOW, you would turn the whole country into a giant Polish firing squad.
  • Soundstorm 2012/12/27 01:39:04
    Soundstorm
    +3
    The anti-gun activists exploiting this tragedy for their political agenda are the philosophical descendents of the witch hunters of a bygone age. Similarly their beliefs are made up mostly of innuendo and superstition.
  • Old Salt Soundstorm 2012/12/28 17:38:48
  • Cher 2012/12/27 01:24:37
  • Common Sense Conservative 2012/12/27 00:19:57
    Common Sense Conservative
    +2
    Good read.

    Liberals are idiots.

    Hussein Obama sucks ass as POTUS
  • topcat128 2012/12/26 23:36:51
    topcat128
    +2
    NO, I AM NOT!!!!!!!!
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/12/26 22:46:39
  • Jackie 2012/12/26 20:57:11 (edited)
    Jackie
    +4
    No....... Yes, mentally unstable people walking around now in great numbers are the threat. And the progressive ideology that tweaks these mentally sick people is also a huge threat.
  • Carl Jackie 2012/12/26 22:59:15
    Carl
    +1
    You're right. Mental health treatment methodology was altered several years ago under the belief that local government could handle the mentally ill better, thus, close state run hospitals. Coupled with that was that if you were released from a mental hospital (or treatment center), you did not have to take your meds, thus, a threat will eventually return to our open society.
  • topcat128 Carl 2012/12/26 23:37:55
    topcat128
    +3
    As I said, before, this a Mental Issue problem, not a Gun Problem!!!!!!!
  • ☆astac☆... Carl 2012/12/28 14:20:54
    ☆astac☆~PWCM
    +1
    Your history is flawed, It was the liberals who fought to get the people out of the menatl hospitals, so in 1975 they won in the USSC, so the mental patients were released from the hospitals, and today it is almost impossible to have a person put into a mental institution
  • Carl ☆astac☆... 2012/12/29 08:07:33
    Carl
    The California legislature never mentioned the 1975 decision. Hmm.
  • Birthpangs 2012/12/26 19:55:33
  • mich52 2012/12/26 18:53:43
  • Primaltare 2012/12/26 17:37:34 (edited)
    Primaltare
    +5
    Sure, listen to Alex, give up your toys! If you're defenceless, it's MUCH easier for a criminal to shoot the crap out of you!
  • CAPISCE 2012/12/26 16:41:42
    CAPISCE
    +5
    No the criminal and insane are a threat especially if you don't have a gun
  • Mike 2012/12/26 15:40:04
    Mike
    Yes, I have little pity for her. She reaped the whirlwing from what she sowed, fortunately.
  • Tordgaard 2012/12/26 14:28:04
    Tordgaard
    +3
    I don't think so.
    You and I disagree on nearly everything and yet I don't find anything in your words to be threatening to me.
  • Stratweenie57 2012/12/26 13:51:56
    Stratweenie57
    +4
    Those civilians who lawfully own firearms are a threat only to those who would do harm to innocents,including a tyrannical federal government.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/12/26 13:51:29
  • Drummerlou 2012/12/26 13:09:35
    Drummerlou
    +4
    I understand what you say but......Well just in case my Government turns tyrannical on me or we are hit hard by a foreign invading army I would like to have some form of my own equalizer.I can't take on multiple rounds coming my way with a bolt action.
  • ☆astac☆... Drummerlou 2012/12/26 14:31:55
    ☆astac☆~PWCM
    +3
    Which is why the 2ND protects military style weapons
  • Drummerlou 2012/12/26 13:03:12
    Drummerlou
    +6
    As I said before.the narrow mindedness and tunnel vision of the far left has puzzled me again.Instead of taking the guns away from law abiding Americans with no criminal record.Go after the problem that is staring us right in the face.Parole boards and Judges with no Conscience who let violent repeat offenders and those with mental issues back out on the streets and mental facilities that are closing all over the country.I guess this doesn't make any sense....right??...When Cain murdered his brother Able the people rose in disbelief and cried "Ban all the wooden Clubs and Rocks"
  • gimini210 2012/12/26 12:51:56
    gimini210
    +6
    Under Gerald Ford a law was passed that the mentally ill could no longer work on the farms and grounds of mental health hospitals thus breaking down the ability of these institutes to care for them because they could not afford to pay them The Mental Hospitals began to cut down the length of time they kept the people and eventually evolved into the care we have for the criminally insane we see today. Little to none.

    http://www.toddlertime.com/ad...

    Seems the more the government "helps" the people the worse it is for all of us.
  • Hawkeye 2012/12/26 12:15:38
    Hawkeye
    +7
    The Government who supplied guns to a Foreign international CRIME organization is trying to take YOUR guns away..

    The Government that locked up a man who exercized his free speech and was FALSELY blammed for a Terrorist's Attack ( which that government REFUSED to blame ) is trying to take YOUR guns away..

    A Government that RELEASED a Murderer who was convicted of beating his grandmother to death and has NOW opened fire on firefighters and police ( and who PROBABLY killed his sister) is NOW trying to take YOUR guns away..

    And WHO is it that responded to the Sandy Brook murders by CALLING for the murders of those belonging to the NRA and it's Officials???

    The Anti Gun Crowd..

    And YOU'RE supposed to be the threat??
  • Dwight PWCM 2012/12/26 11:49:24
    Dwight PWCM
    +6
    You and I, as well as other citizens who own firearms legaly, are more of a threat to the Lib/Prog Left than all the drug gangs in the Western Hemisphere.

    One point of all the accusations against gun owners is that the Lib/Left knows an Amendment to the 2nd Amend, either to repeal or re-do, will never pass the Constitutional requirements.

    They are not afraid we will perform acts of violence against them, but that we will oppose a total takeover of a totolitarian government. All the cat paws are out doing their best to weaken our resolve to hold the freedoms we have.
  • Mark P. 2012/12/26 10:56:41
    Mark P.
    +2
    No you are not a threat.
  • Captamerica 2012/12/26 10:48:26 (edited)
    Captamerica
    +3
    We will soon need them more than ever, if Obama has his way and destroys our economy. Originally founded as a Republic, we will need our guns more as we descend into a Democracy! Republic vs Democracy   youtube
    See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • Old Salt Captame... 2012/12/28 17:44:54
  • john Kills 2012/12/26 07:19:24
    john Kills
    +3
    Obarry and most of congress say yes. I say NO. I say government is the threat
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