Originally Posted by mr. tegu
Why were you not able to do so?
I was an out of state resident.
I used this example with a local community considering tougher laws this year(restricting CCW on any city owned property, which includes streets).
One of the arguments was that the council and mayor were in danger of being shot. My argument was that if it were indeed THAT dangerous to be in that city hall, what more appropriate location as a citizen would there be for me to be armed, to defend my own life and those around me?
My 2nd argument was if someone is so angry with the city officials that they were coming to a meeting full of people(or a theater full of batman fans) is that person going to be discouraged from doing it because of the ghostbuster no-guns policy sign on the door?
If I'm a criminal with intent to commit a felony....do you really think an additonal misdimeanor is going to stop them? no, it's not.
Chicago and DC have pretty tough gun laws, and lots of people get shot there.
The 2nd amendment is as much to allow the citizenship to defend themselves from a tyranical government. Any of those conflicts in the world today? Any circumstances where an armed society would be better off being able to defend themselves?