That deep sigh you just heard was Gun owners in America taking collective sigh of relief!
The court’s 5-4 ruling strikes down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision goes further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms laws intact. [SOURCE]
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As a gun owner I’m very pleased with the ruling. Had it gone another way, I would have made the conscious choice to disobey the ruling and chunck the US Supreme Court the deuce. There is no way in hell I was going to give up my firearm…PERIOD.
I can understand the argument from both sides but we must find a way to deal with the underlying issue without trampling on our 2nd Amendment rights. I’m all for stricter control which could entail a longer waiting period when purchasing guns and a more extensive background check. That my curtail those with mental illnesses from purchasing a firearm but the real issue lies with the illegal firearms on the street in the hands of criminal. But let’s face it, these cats don’t go to gun shows or dealers to purchase their “pieces”. Lil’ Ray-Ray copped his Glock from ole dude ’round the way for about $75. Stop THAT shit from happening and you’ve put a major dent in the homicide rate in our urban areas.
This is just my opinion. Whether you agree or not is fine by me but I’d like to hear your thoughts.
11 thoughts on “Armed & Dangerous”
I totally agree with you! It isn’t the legal gun owners that cause the most trouble. Granted we have a few idiots that go off their meds and take a wack at society, but if we could keep the illegal firearms out of the hands of those who would do harm with them, we’d go a long way towards making everywhere, not just out urban areas, a better place!
totally agree. Laws don’t work for those who are constantly “against the law”.
I don’t own a gun but am glad to know that if I wanted one this is possible.
I don’t own or like guns but I am also aware that these gun laws were originally made to keep people of color from arming themselves against their white oppressors. I read from a article in Vibe by Bonz Malone almost 10 years ago how places in the south enacted gun laws to keep guns out of the hands of black folk. Meanwhile white folk were armed to the “T” and there was nothing we could do to keep them from coming through the night and snatch and hang our people.
So while I am all for gun control I definitely understand the ability to protect oneself.
guns dont kill people
people kill people
its not the weapon
other countries have more guns than we do
and less if any gun related deaths
its our culture
Life w/o parole if caught with an illegal gun. Nuff said.
I didn’t know you were over there packing. You shouldn’t have any problems with the men. 🙂
I’m not a gun owner, but I’m happy to know the option is there if I ever feel that I need protection.
OMG, I opened your site and BAM! There sits a big ass gun. Scared the life outta me. I don’t own a gun (can ya tell)? LOL But I do think it is a right that should not be infringed upon. If I ever wanted one, I know I’d rather it be in my house than in the hands of a criminal mind. Good post, thanks for sharing.
I agree. It’s a big deal but lets hope it is only the beginning of getting all of our rights back.
I’m all for the rounding up of the criminals who terrorize the streets of our (and every) community. I am so against gun control because, as another commenter said, it’s not the legal gun owners who need to be infringed upon, it the criminals that need to be apprehended. In Philly, 2007, approx 311 people were killed. 291 were of color, most killed by guns. We need to stop going after the laws and go after the criminals. Peace.