Those of us who served honorably in the Military were accustomed to being trusted. Especially those of us who made the Military a career. We had the keys to the armory, magazines, secret plans, or even more clandestine things. We had loaded weapons in our hands, on our bodies, and in our work spaces all the time. We were trusted until, or if, we ever did something to loose that trust!
But time and time again, the politicians, mostly on the left, want to limit or even completely do away with our right to "keep and bear arms." Their mantra is "Guns Kill"! Well that is just not true and they and we know that. I could give you all the pat answers to their trumped up charges, but things, guns, knives, swords, spoons, glasses, shovels, hedge clippers, Nothing, kills on it's own. People kill people.
If the ideas of the founding gathers were followed, as they included them in the Constitution, the citizens of the United States of America would have fully automatic weapons, howitzers, tanks, shoulder fired anti aircraft weapons, and anything else the military has in their garage, bedroom, and on their person, ready to defend freedom.
Think I m crazy, Israelis have fully automatic weapons in their homes and carry them to reserve drills on public transportation! They have no gun crimes other than terrorist attacks. But the politicians of our country want to control us and not the other way around.
Now, President Obama is talking about reinstating the Clinton era gun control laws including expanding that ban to guns already owned by citizens. If I was not worried before, I would be really worried now. An armed person is a citizen, an unarmed citizen is a subject! Look at Russia, China, any where but America!
If I can be trusted with the keys that fired all sorts of BIG, DESTRUCTIVE, weapons, even in home port in San Diego or Norfolk, why can't I be trusted with a weapon in my home?! Again, think about that. Do you want a government that does not trust you?
I find trust a big issue. I don't trust the politicians, in uniform and n $500 suits. They can take anything away from me at the muzzle of a gun. I believe we need to follow the intentions of our founding Fathers and continue to have an armed citizenry. Our government should trust us until an individual does something to loose that trust. Then punnish that individual! Not the masses.