fight before its too late
i`m not from the U S , i live in australia. handgun ownership has been strictly regulated here since 1923. about the only way you can have them is to join a club , you cant carry them or hunt wioth them legally. until 1993 we didnt need a licence to possess guns with a barrel over 16 inches. we didnt have registration, in `93 we had to get a gun licence. in `96 there was a mass killing here, our government of the day(the equivelent of your republican party) sold us out and banned all semi auto rifles and shotguns and all pump action shotguns. we had to register everything we had. our guns that the government took were melted down for scrap. ..what i`m trying to say is, dont trust your politicians..none of them!! if it suits their political agenda they will sell you out too. the one thing in your favour is it isnt compulsory to vote so pro gun lobby groups have influence there, here if we dont vote we get fined, and if they want they can jail you. the government just ignore gun owners here now, and there isnt a damn thing we can do about it! when our constitution was drawn up it was taken for granted that it was a right to own guns, so they never bothered to put it in the constitution...i wish to god they did!!!!!now if someone breaks into your house and rapes your wife or daughter or tries to kill you you have to call the cops and hope like hell that they get here fast, it stinks, we cant own anything for self defence, not even a baseball bat, if your excuse for having something is for self defence you will be charged for possesion of an offensive weapon.only the criminals have rights, and only criminals can carry guns ( i do carry illegally, and i`m proud of it, the politicians forced me to break the law to defend my family, and i`ll go to hell before i let my family down)as the saying goes " WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS" i wish there was something we could do about it, but there isnt...at least you can still fight for your rights..and believe me, if the bans happen there they will happen overnight!! good luck to you all.