Today, the Supreme Court of the United States made a landmark decision to allow us to keep the Second Amendment to our Constitution. It was a very narrow vote, 5 to 4, against the proposal to make owning a firearm illegal in this country. Apparently, there was a lot of discussion as to whether or not the words "bear arms" was only intended for militia or for every citizen of the US.
Granted, I do not personally own a firearm of any kind, but it isn't for any reason other than I don't really need one. When I was growing up, we had a house full. My Daddy made sure we all knew how to take apart, clean, put back together, and fire accurately every gun in the house as soon as we were old enough to hold it steady. I got to be a pretty good shot with a rifle and a decent shot with a pistol. The only one I hated having to shoot was the 357 Magnum long barrel. That thing wasn't good for anything but killing someone. I could fire it accurately, but I didn't like it.
My husband isn't really much of a hunter, he said that he got his 2 so he doesn't have to do it again, and we don't live in a high crime area. We have been talking about getting a shot gun, just to have, you know, in case, but we haven't yet. But I will be danged if I let the Liberal, Socialist, "guns kill people" Right Wing Federal Government and their bought and paid for Judges tell me that I CAN'T.
There is a reason the Supreme Court was created. That reason was to protect the Constitution and it's ideals from abuses by the Legislative and Executive branches of the Federal Government. Now that same court is denying it's own purpose by trying to set law in a backhanded way.
There are some things that just set me off. Don't tell me what I can't do. Don't tell me how to raise my kids. And DO NOT jack with the Constitution and the rights it gives us and the ones it upholds as inalienable. You remember, "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"? Those are not just words. We have already given away a vast majority of our Liberty in the name of Security.
But personally, I think that if we had not given up any of our liberties, we would not be having a security problem. Giving up our guns would just be one more way to make the US a police state. After all, it has worked so well in the UK.