You Are Now Free To Open Fire

Feel free to pull out a gun, open fire and shoot as many people as you can. In a ruling that is sure to increase the crime rate, specifically murder, the US Supreme Court has ruled that there should be no ban on owning weapons. For those of you who voted for George W. Bush because you thought John Kerry was an elitist, well, you made this happen. I'm going to come right out and say it: Increasingly, I hate this country with a passion.

3 comments:

nexy | June 27, 2008 at 7:24 PM

i'm a law abiding gun owner, and i will feel free to pull out a gun, open fire, and shoot anyone who uses deadly force against me or mine, or who tries to illegally enter my property.

and i didn't vote for bush.

gun control laws only disarm law abiding citizens. criminals, who by definition, break laws, will have guns and use them in crimes whether or not guns are banned. look at the gun crime in new york, chicago, and d.c. if gun bans work, how is it that there is so much gun crime in those areas?

here in phoenix, it is perfectly legal to carry a gun in a holster on your hip. and you don't need a license to do so. anyone over 21 can walk into a store and buy a gun - all they need to do is submit to a background check. and it's less the "wild west" environment that gun control advocates "warn" us about than new york city, which bans gun ownership.

in light of the decline and collapse of our economy, i'm stocking up on ammo for the defense of my home.

Kelly | June 27, 2008 at 10:13 PM

I live in a gun crazy state and to tell the truth, it scares the hell out of me. I simply think that they are a bad thing but I respect that people like you are responsible gun owners. I've choosen not to have one and feel good about. I feel safe in my home, it's a vibrant urban neighborhood that is low crime and having 3 big dogs that bark loudly and often, I view them as the best security system available.

nexy | June 28, 2008 at 12:04 PM

i can understand why people would fear guns. they can be used to kill people. a healthy fear of potentially dangerous tools is a good thing. and that's why i fear motor vehicles, dark alleys, and baseball bats.

i grew up in new jersey which has one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the country. my family never had any guns. but when my apartment was broken into twice, i felt the need to protect myself. i am not a strong person.

for me, learning to effectively use a gun is empowering. and the only time i fear them is when i'm looking down the business end of one.

my neighbors have dogs, and they go crazy when a stranger is in the area. they make for a wonderful alarm system. but at night, when the a/c is going full blast, i don't always hear them barking (thank goodness).

i currently live in an area that would not be considered to be low crime. and while owning a gun may not offer protection in every situation, it may in some. i'm all about improving the odds.