Juan Williams dredges up the “why don’t we license gun owners?” argument, and frankly, he shows a complete lack of common sense and a total lack of understanding of the Bill of Rights
For some reason this nation’s leaders cannot stop teenaged drug dealers, certifiable nuts and criminals from easily getting a gun.
Well, Juan, people who break laws can be tough to stop, because they refuse to obey the law in the first place. So, how do you reason that ANOTHER law will suddenly be obeyed by those who willingly break laws no matter the penalty? The only people these law will touch are those who already OBEY laws, and Juan, they are not criminals.
In fact, that idea is so far off the map that in January a bill in Congress calling for individuals to be licensed to buy guns or ammunition did not get one co-sponsor and never came close to a vote on the House floor. This was just a matter of a license. A license would carry more stringent requirements than a permit but it is still just a license. Americans have to have a license to drive a car. But the politicians are scared to make even the slightest move to limit easy access to guns.
Ah, here we are, the oft-repeated Libeal mantra! Well, you have to get a license to drive a car so…. The problem with this is simple, the Constitution gives Americans the right, the inalienable right, to keep and bear arms Juan, There is no such right to drive a car in the Constitution Juan. Is your grasp of our founding document really that poor? Have you ever read the Founders and their views?
Frankly, Juan, if you are going to demand guns ownership be licensed then you might as well argue that church attendance, free speech, etc be licensed as well. After all, if you will start lincensing, and thus restricting rights, then you must agree that all rights ought to be licensed. Come on Juan, at least be consistent in your total disregard for our Constitition.
This “lock and load” mania is running strong despite last year’s ruling by the Supreme Court that individual Americans have a right to own guns. That ruling was a reassuring victory for gun owners. But anxiety among people who love their guns continues to rise. The most common explanation for this rising wave of fear is that President Obama — who has said next to nothing on the issue — might want to try to curb gun sales.
Juan, Obama has a horrendous record on gun rights, he has selected a pro-gun control AG in Eric Holder as well. We are right to be concerned. Our rights ought to be jealously guarded, as YOUR OWN CALL for restricting them shows.
The anxiety of those who fear any limits on guns has accelerated since the Mexican government has asked the U.S. for help in keeping guns out of the hands of large Mexican drug dealers. When Attorney General Eric Holder responded to the crisis in Mexico by talking about putting in place a ban on the sale of large guns able to hold multiple cartridges of firepower it was interpreted by some gun rights advocates as a reason to stockpile more guns and ammo.
Again Juan, gun owners KNOW that bans on some guns, usually based on their appearance or on ammunition, based on magazine capacity is the proverbial camel’s nose under the tent. Some bans on “assault weapons” have been worded so that pretty much ANY handgun or rifle could be banned under the proposed bill’s vague defintions.
Juan, there are people, like you, who desire that the government TAKE our guns away. Yet you are puzzled that gun owners are afraid that one day their guns might be taken away? That is sort of like a burglar being puzzled that some folks worry about burglaries!
Just so you know where I am coming from, I’d ban guns — big and little — for private use in the USA. I live in a big city, Washington, D.C., and I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. The bad guys with guns are running wild in big cities. As in most of urban America the people with the guns are young drug dealers fighting over turf and willing to kill anyone from children to little old ladies who happen to get in their way. Black on black homicide, largely among these young men, has been hitting record highs for most of the past decade. These people have no conscience and they scare me.
Juan, millions of Americans have stopped crimes with their guns, MILLIONS of us. Do you really care about crime? If so, then why would you have deliberately DISarmed those Americans?
Juan, before I was ever born, my grandmother was home, alone, when a man posing as a phone repairman knocked on her door. After she refused to open her screen door and let him in to “check the phone” he began pushing through the screen Juan. You know what Juan? He was intent on geting in, but when my grandmother picked up the gun kept in a drawer in the living room, the man decided to go away. Why would YOU feel better if elderly women did not have that defense Juan? Are you, in your morally retarded state going to tell me that this country would be better if that man had NOT had to face an armed woman?
Look Juan, if you choose to be a damned coward go ahead, you want to be gun-free? OK with me. You want thugs to have no worries about armed citizens Juan, then YOU are the one with the problem, not gun owners.
Tell you what Juan, go to this site here! You read all of the examples of armed Americans defending themselves with firearms. Then, I want you look in the mirror and ask yourself if Ametica would be somehow safer if all of those people should have been victims?
Go ahead Juan, I dare you to be intellectually honest!