The Second Amendment is one of our most cherished. The right to keep and bear arms is what keeps government subservient to its citizenry. Without the right to bear arms, we would have anarchy in the streets, the criminals would still have guns, and violent crime would escalate. Just ask the citizens of Australia what has happened to their country since their guns have been turned in. Read what Australian police officer Ed Chenel has to say on the subject. Hi Yanks,
I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down Under. It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.
The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent, Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.(Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not! and criminals still possess their guns!)
so basically, i believe we gun owners should do everything we can to obtain our right to bear arms. if we allow the right to be taken from us we are easy pickings for those who would not give up their arms. i'm torn with the what if's. what if the know-it-all politicians were to manage to strip the people of their guns? do we hand them over peacefully or do we resist?