I would like to ask for a minute of your time to inquire about your thought on gun ownership in America, and your plans for the future, as it regards to the ownership of guns by individual citizens in America. There are as many views on the subject of guns as the number of people you ask about them.
As a parent in America today, I accept the responsibility of the safety and welfare of my family. That includes everything from ensuring that they have a roof over their heads and food on the table, to making sure that the environment in which we live is free from danger. That includes the proper care and storage of medicines, chemicals and of course firearms. I firmly believe that this way of thinking and acceptance of this level of responsibility towards ones family is the norm in our society. As with all aspects of life, there are the few that make the rest look bad. Please don’t judge the many on the misdeeds of the very few.
Responsible gun ownership is in my opinion, fundamental to the security of ones home, and surroundings when outside of the home. I make this statement for three primary reasons, First, criminals will always have weapons, be it guns, knives, sticks or shear size and numbers. How many men or women in today’s society could successfully fend of an attacker twice their size? Secondly, the police can not be everywhere all the time, It can take only seconds to become overwhelmed by an attacker. Thirdly, Police are under no obligation or hold any liability to protect us the citizens of America. Case in point,
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
So unlike the parent of a child, the laws of America are written so that we the citizens are ultimately responsible for our own safety. Please keep that fact in mind when considering any legislation that is aimed at limiting or even worse, removing from the average American Citizen, the ability to properly protect their family’s and themselves. Contrary to what the mass media would like you to believe, we are not the enemy of peace in America.
Thank you in advance for your time and I look forward to your response.