Gun Laws: Who Should Control Gun Control [Opinion/Poll]
The 2nd Amendment states "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."
The issue of gun control laws is an important one, and it's one that will seemingly be debated until the end of time. It tends to get exceptionally heated during election time, as it is one of those issues that really can draw a line in the sand when it comes to who one will vote for. Recently, President Obama and Mitt Romney debated the issue of gun control and, well, this is what happened:
So the big issue is- which side of the fence does Romney stand on? Obviously, Obama jumped at the chance to question Romney's stance; who could blame him? Did Romney really change his opinion JUST to get the endorsement of the NRA? Is the "Assault Weapon Ban" what Romney says it is, a merging of pro and anti gun people? These are questions that only time can answer, but the big one that we have is- who should control gun control?
This graphic is an interesting one. Naturally, most gun enthusiasts will love this act. But doesn't this 'infringe' on the right for people to keep and bare arms? Infringe doesn't just have to mean that the government can't stop people from having guns; it can also mean that the government can't force people to have guns.
I don't have a gun. I don't feel the need. I know how to handle guns. I know how to properly load, aim and shoot guns; I learned that when we did our Shot Through The Heart Promotion. I know my way around guns, I just don't feel the need to have one. Now granted, I don't have a family to protect, but even if I did, I doubt I would want a gun in my house. I live in a relatively safe community. Having a gun wouldn't make me feel more safe, so I resent the fact that the government would force me to have one. If that doesn't go against the 2nd Amendment, I don't know what would.
That's what I think, but of course, the debate is half the fun. So check out this poll, vote and let the conversation begin.