Originally Posted by InChiefsHell
I personally own many guns. I agree that it is NOT a right, rather a privilege, just like driving a car. Not just anyone can get a gun. Felons or those with a mental disorder come to mind. Also, you can't own one under the age of 21. That seems pretty reasonable to me. What more controls do we need to put in? Serious question.
while I agree with your suggested mechanisms for safety, I remind you the right to own any and all weapons is declared in the bill of RIGHTS
As another measure of "control" I would add all americans must take a test on the US Constitution so there is no confusion of the fact we are guaranteed our individual right to own nukes, if we so desire
See, the thing is, it's about freedom and those liberties afforded. Let me be even more clear -- it is about the right to defend my individual as I see fit against any opponent. Our forefathers did not hand in a list of approved weapons, they spelled it out "arms". If I put "nuclear" in front of "arms", it works for me
in my own defense.