We here at Pro 2A Americans have done a lot of reading on the topic of firearms as it comes to laws, both for gun control and against gun control to try to get a clear understanding of both sides. We have also had to get around the false or misleading propaganda being released from both sides as well; when I say sides I mean those that are pro gun and those that are not pro gun.
We believe in the following.
Gun control has been used for bad in the past and we cannot sit her and believe it will never happen again or on our own home front. The possibility of it happening anywhere is always there.
The people passing the gun control bills today seem to have no understanding of what they are passing. An example would be the when the Colorado representative said the reason her magazine ban would work is because people would shoot them and the supply would dry up.
We believe that there is no need for any further gun control, in fact we can do away with some gun laws, and then enforce the ones on the books.
We believe that the rules governing what the government either at the state level or the federal level can regulate should be limited.
We believe that the term Militia as used in the 2nd amendment refers to the people not the military.
We believe that the current and recently proposed gun laws will not reduce the crime as they say it will.
We believe that since the police have no duty to protect you, that you have the obligation and the right to do it yourself, and if you choose to do it with a firearm that is your right.
We believe that if only the government has the guns bad things will happen.
|Governments Killing Their Own People|
|Government||Dates||Targets||Civilians Killed||“Gun Control” Laws||Features of Over-all “Gun Control” scheme|
|Ottoman Turkey||1915-1917||Armenians(mostly Christians)||1-1.5 million||Art. 166, Pen. Code, 1866
& 1911 Proclamation, 1915
|• Permits required •Government list of owners
•Ban on possession
|Soviet Union||1929-1945||Political opponents;farming communities||20 million||Resolutions, 1918Decree, July 12, 1920Art. 59 & 182, Pen. code, 1926||•Licensing of owners
•Ban on possession
& Occupied Europe
|1933-1945||Political opponents;Jews; Gypsies;critics; “examples”||20 million||Law on Firearms & Ammun., 1928Weapon Law, March 18, 1938Regulations against Jews, 1938||•Registration & Licensing
•Stricter handgun laws
•Ban on possession
|China, Nationalist||1927-1949||Political opponents;army conscripts; others||10 million||Art. 205, Crim. Code, 1914Art. 186-87, Crim. Code, 1935||•Government permit system
•Ban on private ownership
|China, Red||1949-19521957-19601966-1976||Political opponents;Rural populationsEnemies of the state||20-35 million||Act of Feb. 20, 1951Act of Oct. 22, 1957||•Prison or death to “counter-revolutionary criminals” and anyone resisting any government program
•Death penalty for supply guns to such “criminals”
|Guatemala||1960-1981||Mayans & other Indians;political enemies||100,000-200,000||Decree 36, Nov 25 •Act of 1932Decree 386, 1947Decree 283, 1964||•Register guns & owners •Licensing with high fees
•Prohibit carrying guns
•Bans on guns, sharp tools
|Uganda||1971-1979||ChristiansPolitical enemies||300,000||Firearms Ordinance, 1955Firearms Act, 1970||•Register all guns & owners •Licenses for transactions
•Warrantless searches •Confiscation powers
|Cambodia(Khmer Rouge)||1975-1979||Educated Persons;Political enemies||2 million||Art. 322-328, Penal CodeRoyal Ordinance 55, 1938||•Licenses for guns, owners, ammunition & transactions
•Photo ID with fingerprints
•License inspected quarterly
|Rwanda||1994||Tutsi people||800,000||Decree-Law No. 12, 1979||•Register guns, owners, ammunition •Owners must justify
need •Concealable guns illegal •Confiscating powers
We believe that we need to stop gun control in its tracks, and then start repealing laws that make no sense.
We believe that it would be nice for there to be uniformity between states gun laws so it is not so confusing going from state to state.
We believe that the simple act of carrying a firearm should not be enough to get a police visit, as the simple act of carrying a firearm is no different than carrying a wallet, and that it should be explained that open carry is allowed and no crime in being committed.
We believe that open carry as well as conceal carry should be allowed in all 50 states as a constitutional right not as a privilege granted only to certain people.
We believe not all Felons should loose their gun rights. An example of this is in most states carrying a “fake” insurance card for cars is a Felony. If you do this and get caught then you should get the punishment for it, but that should not trump your firearms rights. Only violent felonies should trump your firearm rights.
While we do not accept or condone domestic violence and agree that we need to keep addressing it, we believe that a conviction of a Domestic Violence should not equal a life time ban on firearms. We think it should be a step program, 1st offense equals a 5 year ban, 2nd a 10 year ban, 3rd offense lifetime. The reason we say this is not all Domestic Violence convictions actually have a person hitting someone. You can get a domestic violence for punching a wall. And in some states you can get a domestic violence for hitting a roommate even if that roommate and you are not involved in any form of relationship.
We believe while there are lots of law enforcement officers that respect the 2nd amendment and the rights of the people to carry firearms, that the punishment for any violation of the rights of gun owners should strict such as termination.
We believe that gun owners make an area safer, as we are willing to protect those around us and make sure you are safe.
We believe that we need to fight a mature battle, insulting the people we are against is not going to help us, we have to realize we are all after the same end result we all want violence to stop, we just believe in different ways to make it happen.
And lastly we believe when seconds count the police are only minutes away.