>> I'm a big believer in an individual's right to keep and bear arms. The Framers of the Constitution clearly believed in an armed citizenry to keep eachother and the Government in check. As Thomas Jefferson said, "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes." In other words, gun laws as we know it only affect the law-abiding citizen; the criminal will always find a way to enact crime, and any law, by definition, will not phase him. Prohibiting lawful citizens from protecting themselves only does two things: 1) empowers the criminal with more assurrance that he can indeed get away with his crime, and 2) lulls the citizen into a false sense of security by making them rely on the police force for protection (who, as even held up in court, has no responsibility to protect an individual citizen).

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>> If you're a liberal, you're probably thinking "but how many more children have to die before we get rid of all the guns?". You honestly think that a criminal, who is intent on killing those children, will stop when they encounter yet another law? In a recent poll around various prisons, 85% of the inmates said they would have no problem getting a gun when they get out; no matter that it is illegal for a convicted felon to purchase a firearm. The black market will continue to provide those intent on committing crimes the necessary items. The only thing more laws will do is restrict how we can defend ourselves against them. If, for example, a teacher at Collumbine was carrying a weapon, there would have been fewer deaths.

Kimber Compact .45 semi-auto >> Important links:

  • A Nation of Cowards (great essay)
  • NRA
  • Second Amendment Stuff
  • Gun Rights
  • VCDL
  • packing.org

    >> Great references:

  • AR15.com
  • Unofficial Glock Website

    >> Links to manufacturers and suppliers:

  • Kimber
  • Olympic Arms
  • Bushmaster
  • ArmaLite
  • HK
  • Wilson Combat
  •   Michael J. Sherman     msherman@stealthboy.com