At one time, I was against gun ownership. As you probably know, if you read my blog, I grew up in New York. In New York, there have always been laws against gun ownership. Growing up, I didn’t know anyone who owned one. But I used to hear “that if I wanted a gun all I had to do was go down to the Carolinas and buy a gun.” Other than hearing this remark, no one really ever discussed gun ownership.
And I really never understood why anyone needed to own a gun. I believed no one needed to own a gun because the police would take care of any problem involving guns. I didn’t have to worry about such a thing as gun control.
One day, when I was still living in New York, my friend introduced me to a woman who would change my mind about gun control. We were having lunch and discussed different topics. The woman began to talk about how she had to leave her country. I asked her why did she have to leave her country. She replied, “I had to leave my country because it was taken over by thugs.” I replied, “Why didn’t people fight back?” She said, “They had all the guns.” I remember repeating to myself “They had all the guns.”
This phrase stayed with me for a long time, but it did not change my mind about gun control.
Fast forward to 2009, and I became a victim of government harassment. I still believed in gun control.
But slowly and surely as time has gone by, and more and more government intrusion occurs in our lives, I’ve changed my mind about guns.
If the government can do to me and others what they’re doing, what’s the next step? Control of government over everything?
If “They had all the guns,” what chance do we have against the government taking our freedom away from all of us?
What the woman said to me at lunch that day resonates in my being. It’s a warning she was giving me.
I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in the Second Amendment and gun ownership. I believe every citizen has a right to own a gun. And the government has absolutely no right to take away our right to own one.
It’s taken me a while to get to this point in my life.
But becoming a target of government harassment has taught me how important our Second Amendment is in keeping America free from those who want to turn the U.S. into a dictatorship.
Gun control = loss of freedom.
No gun control no matter what happens. Guns keep those who would enslave us away from our doors.
I can’t believe I was such a Liberal!
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