Rights VS Privilege? What Are Your Thoughts?
I had a conversation with a local LEO where I live a while back. It went something like this. We were discussing what is considered a RIGHT and what was considered a PRIVILEGE. Well to say the least, we never did see eye to eye on any point of conversation. His thought process was that owning and or carrying a weapon, regardless of type i.e sidearm or long gun was a privilege bestowed upon us by the Gov. and that every person shouldn't have that privilege. Now be it so, I agree to some degree with that. I believe that a convicted felon should not be allowed to have a carry permit and so forth on that issue and neither should persons that are not legal residents to this country.
However, I said my peace to this LEO and I told him that its not a privilege, but its every Americans RIGHT. And there should not be a single law abiding U.S. citizen that cannot purchase, arm and protect himself or family if he wants to. I just cant believe some people believe that its a privilege. Needless to say, we didn't see eye to eye on this issue at all. So whats the general consensus from you guys and gals???