Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

 Nick Stellway

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave
In America we have fair laws where people are allowed to pursue their own destiny. In America you can have a business, own a home, have a family, protect yourself with many different firearms and do things you can’t do other places. In the past century new gun laws have been put in place that affect peoples freedom, protection and destiny.
Our Constitution 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." I think gun laws dealing with concealed carry, magazine size limits and semi-automatic and automatic rifles are unjust. As a sportsman, hunter and avid shooter I know how to use these tools safely and responsibly. I don’t like how the government has put laws on certain weapons because of a few people that have taken their problems out on other innocent people.  As presidential candidate, Donald Trump states; "The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own."
I understand how people who have no gun experience see guns as unnecessary but their view is biased. They don’t know what they're talking about because they don’t know how safe and protective guns are in the right hands. I own guns because I hunt and also because if the need were to arise I know I could protect my family.
Trump also says "A driver's license works in every state, so it's common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state,".  Extending the right for people to carry weapons on their person could sound like a bad idea. However criminals don’t follow these rules so they have the upper hand against law-abiding citizens. We need to be able to protect our self with weapons on our person and use our judicious marksmanship if the need were to arise.
Diminishing magazine clips size regulations, necessary concealed carry permits and bans on semi-automatic and automatic rifles would make America safer because people don’t need police immediately and can defend themselves at a moments notice.
I love guns and have a huge respect for their technology and power. I don’t want these laws less restrictive so I can act irresponsibly with firearms legally. I want the laws lifted on magazine clips sizes, concealed carry permits and bans on semi-automatic and automatic rifles so I know I can always be a protector of others and myself. Law-abiding citizens are the first defense to unjust actions so why make it more difficult for Americans to help protect their friends and family?


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