There was a time in my life where I didn’t consider the right to bear arms as important as I now do. I hope this site will help you to better understand the need to protect that right.
There is a reason our forefathers made a point to include the right of each citizen to bear arms. They lived during a time when governments would force entire people to conform to a way of life unbefitting to them.
These days, we live in a world where criminals will try and do the very same things. Depending on where you live in the U.S., you may be frightened to go out after dark or to go to certain areas.
Many colleges across the country have routine rapes and hate crimes committed. We have areas in America that should be classified as red zones for tourist, but because of the power of our country, our entire land is a green light zone.
Yet in certain areas in cities such as New York, L.A., Chicago, Atlanta, and other cities, if you were to go into those areas, especially at night, you have a better than 50/50 chance of having a crime perpetrated against you.
It is said that the U.S. is a land of laws. Yet, while we have only 5% of the world’s population, we consume 80% of the world’s illegal drugs, we incarcerate more criminals than Russia and China combined, and have one of the world’s highest rates of violent crimes committed against it’s law abiding people of any land on earth.
For the aforementioned reasons, it might be argued that we are a land of criminals instead of one governed by law. Because of this fact, it is reasonable that we must choose to protect ourselves since our government has proven ineffective in protecting us.
While some argue the dangers of having the right to bear and carry guns, they fail to offer any solutions to the ever presence of violence and other crimes everyday people are subjected to.
It is my opinion that those who argue that law-abiding citizens should not carry weapons because someone occasionally gets hurt or killed because of accidents or carelessness, has simply not thought things through.
Every day people are killed by cars, cigarettes, and other such things, and yet, they remain legal. By comparison, those killed by guns because of accidents or carelessness is minuscule.
Certainly, someone who has had a child or other loved one killed by a gun might feel guns should be outlawed. But this is based on their emotions, and not on logical reasoning and with the rights of the majority in mind.
We can empathize with their feelings, but that doesn’t mean that law-abiding citizens should have their constitutional rights stripped from them because of that terrible tragedy.
The facts are that criminals have guns. They will always have guns regardless of the law. They are criminals and typically get their guns illegally already. So suddenly making guns illegal to own, or to carry concealed only serves to protect the criminals.
If you ask anyone who is trained in protection how to protect yourself, the majority would say to have a gun. The reason is that it largely equalizes the situation.
If you are an old woman and confronted by a young man, all the martial arts training in the world is unlikely to save you. But if you pull out a Glock, you have a real chance of survival.
It is certainly true that the better trained you are at using a gun, the more likely it is you can use it successfully to protect yourself.
In training exercises, it is often found that someone with no experience or training who is attacked is rarely able to get their concealed weapon out of their concealed carry gun holster.
For this reason, it is highly recommended that you get training if you plan to carry a concealed weapon using a concealed carry gun holster.
This fact, however, is not a reason to ban the right to carry a concealed weapon, but rather demonstrates the need to receive training so the one carrying can benefit from having the weapon in a time of emergency.
There is little doubt if we were to become a land of people that commonly carried weapons, that criminals would not be so impetuous in their use of guns against law-abiding people.
If the criminals knew that everyday people had concealed weapons and were prepared to use them against those criminals, then it is my opinion certain violent crimes would be reduced.
Proper training in the use of weapons and how to access your gun quickly from a concealed carry gun holster in an emergency, would increase the effectiveness of the use of concealed weapons by law-abiding citizens, and reduce accidents.
It is highly likely that the increased awareness of guns, their proper use and the wide acceptance of American citizens to have and carry concealed weapons would likely result in reduced violent crimes.
If our country were to take a swing in that direction, it would not only assist in reducing crimes against it’s people, but would maintain our long-standing constitutional rights which are there for our protection.
It is time that we stop removing our rights out of fear. If we allow our rights to be removed, then we really will have something to fear.
It would be wonderful if we lived in a world with no violent crime. But as long as it exist, law-abiding citizens should have the right to bear arms and protect themselves.
Our forefathers told us that if we were unwilling to stand up and fight for ourselves, then we didn’t have the right to freedom. Freedom comes at the cost of protecting it.
We should never give away our freedoms or our rights. Anytime an innocent person dies from a gun, it is tragic. It is even more tragic when that life could have been saved with a gun.
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