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It's a New World

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In a debate, each opponent arms himself with words.  Coming to the debate without words will not help you win.

When our society is being attacked with guns, coming without guns will not help us win.  We must either arm ourselves with guns, or be prepared to lose.

I'm not prepared to lose.

Passing laws to take drugs off the streets doesn't take drugs off the streets.  Neither will passing laws to take guns off the streets.

What America needs in order to be safer is more guns, and along with it, gun training.

The facts can't be disputed.  Where we have armed citizens, we have reduced violent crime.

FBI Crime Stats Show an Armed Public Is a Safer Public

Some claim "we don't need all those guns".  Well, yes, we do.  We need them to keep people who think we don't need them from taking them away from us.  In other words, our Second Amendment grants us the right to bear arms.  That amendment was included to help prevent the government from taking that right, and others, away from us.

"Gun control" is essentially what we currently have, and gun control may be part of the reason 27 people, including 20 school children, died at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012.  Don't misunderstand me - the blame for the shooting lies squarely on the shoulders of the alleged shooter, Adam Lanza.  But if anyone on the property had been armed and trained, the shooting could potentially have been stopped long before it had escalated from a "shots fired" call to a mass murder.  Do you think that even the 26th victim would be grateful if that last loved one's life could have been spared because one teacher or staff member was armed?

As surreal as it may seem, our world has changed.  We need to get used to the concept of arming certain adult citizens - school teachers, bank tellers, grocery store checkers, pilots, doctors, etc.  We will not stop violence by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens, and hoping the bad guys don't find guns.  They certainly will.  They always do.  That's why they're the bad guys.

"If you can't say something nice, let's hear it!"   — Joan Rivers

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