Second Amendment

Second Amendment
Our present government is in limbo between socialism and democracy and the 2016 election will be the deciding vote on whether this country will rise or fall.
Some important issues in this election are our Second Amendment and the nomination of Supreme Court Justices.
We have not allowed the present Administration to go forward in nominating a replacement for Justice Scalia for fear that his doing so would stack the Supreme Court with progressive, anti-gun, pro-abortion, pro-LGBT rights’ Justices. The next President may be appointing as many as four, perhaps five, Supreme Court Justices so the judgment of each voter is crucial to this country.
We have one presidential candidate who believes in protecting the Second Amendment, life begins at inception, and marriage should be between a man and a woman.
We have another presidential candidate who says life should be determined by the mother and Planned Parenthood, marriage should be between all partners, and who will ban the most common firearms sold in the United States. This ban will include common hunting rifles, target rifles, many popular handguns, standard rifle and pistol magazines.
That means there will be no more hunting in this country. You will be unable to purchase ammunition of any kind. You will not be able to spend your morning or afternoon going to the target range for practice.
For those potential voters and gun owners that are unhappy with their choice of Presidential candidates that opt to sit out the 2016 election entirely, this is even more dangerous as it plays right into the hands of socialism.
And for those that actually believe that gun control does work, in a gun-free zone it is the criminals that have the guns and the good guys are not allowed to protect themselves. Paris, France is a gun-free zone. In 2015 Terrorists attacked 6 places at one time and killed 120 people. The Terrorists continue to attach Paris. They cannot do that in the U.S. because they know the citizens in the U.S. are armed.
Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world with 45.7 guns per 100 people. They rank only below the U.S., Serbia and Yemen. Switzerland’s crime rates are so low that statistics are not kept.
In World War II it was said that the Japanese did not attack America because there was an American behind every blade of grass with a gun.
Is a gun more dangerous than a motor vehicle? It can cause just as many injuries? Do we not go after motor vehicles because we think we have to have a car and we do not have to have a gun for protection? Is not a hit and run driver, a person on the telephone or texting while driving, or a drunk driver, just as dangerous as a mass shooter. Is it because their intent is different? The outcome is the same. If you have a mentally unstable person in your home you forget to lock up your gun, but you do not allow them to drive your car, is that it?
According to the FBI, more people are killed by hammers and clubs than are killed by rifles. I haven’t heard anyone say “Let’s get rid of hammers.”
More people die from medical malpractice procedures than guns. But doctors also do good work, so we do not say “Let’s get rid of all doctors.”
According to American Police Beat, the average response time for an emergency call is 10 minutes. I prefer to be able to defend myself with my gun than wait 10 minutes while an intruder is walking around inside my house. I.S. Petteice

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