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A suspect without a crime

Liberty is defined as.the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views:. In America why we say we believe in liberty but everyday well meaning Americans  in the name of political correctness seek to limit the very definition of the word.

 

No where in the discourse is this more obvious than the practice of the Second Amendment.

Firearms are one of the most regulated consumables in America. Those regulations are continuously in flux, based not on facts or advancement but on fear and misinformation.

The biggest and most often repeated misconception is that 60% of guns are purchased online or though the gun show loophole. It is also believed that these purchases are unregulated. This is based on a study done by the Brady institute base on a sampling of less than 300 people/ Hardly a proper sampling for a statistical statement about gun owners. Any gun order online must be sent to an FFL dealer (Federal  Firearms Licensed dealer) that's right you cannot order and have a gun delivered to your house.. That dealer will then run a background check through the ATF. You may purchase a gun but unless you pass the background check you will not be allowed to take possession of the weapon . By the way the background check adds between 35 to 80 dollars to the cost of a firearm.

Lets look at the gun show loophole. When you go to a gun show you purchase a gun from a dealer. The dealer must run the same background check he would in his shop. Now in some states private citizens are allowed to sell their personal guns. This practice has been outlawed except in a few jurisdictions

 

In a free society that believes in equality and free choice, shouldn't I  be able to protect my family as I see fit? In my area...the general response time for a 911 call is 11 minutes. Can you imagine fighting for for 11 minutes.? Waiting for someone else to come to the rescue. I am not a convicted felon and have no impairment that would prevent me from owning and using my firearm. I notice that the politicians that seek to impose new regulations are exempt from said regulations and also have armed security . Isn't my life and the life of my family as valuable as the people elected to do the will of the people?
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