The following was written in response to a letter posted on GwinnettForum.com titled: "Country levies more restrictions on cars than on firearms." The author of the post wrote, " ... there are more restrictions on a device that is not intended to kill (autos) than there are on one that was designed and manufactured for the express purpose of killing (guns). What's wrong with this picture?"
As once stated, “God did not create man equally; Colonel Colt did.” Guns were also created to defend countries, to win wars against overzealous dictators like Hitler and Hirohito. In my time it was to used attempting to free a communistic led takeover of Southeast Asia, predominately Vietnam.
I am not diminishing God’s work for I am a Christian. We have to recognize some of His creations are physically superior to others with the slighter needing help to protect him/herself, family and property. (Cain killed Abel with a rock.) Even if the slighter is properly trained in self defense it does not deter the predators from ganging up or using knives, bats, crowbars or any number of everyday items to overwhelm.
It is not a Constitutional right to drive a car nor even a buggy at the time. It was deemed necessary to have the citizens well armed to ensure they were not enslaved by those elected. It is a Constitutional right, as written into the Second amendment, to keep and bear arms.
The initial purchase of a gun requires a background check and taxes are paid on the weapon at that time. If the weapon is carried concealed another background check is required, picture made and fingerprinting for the carry “license”.
There are hundreds of occasions each day when a weapon has deterred a mugging, break-in or saved one’s life. Those without firearms are usually called victims. Most of the time the aggressor is armed with a weapon that can be used with deadly force. For some liberal reason we don’t seem to hear about many of those successful in defending themselves.
I do agree that some people should know firearm safety but those of us that served probably have just a little more knowledge than others about weaponry. I do not think you should have to take a test before defending yourself or your home. You don’t need a whole lot of training on how to use a 12 gauge shotgun.
Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps 1969-70
Semper Fidelis et Vigilo!