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The Second Amendment

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (Amendment II

A collection of information supporting the Second Amendment.

Suzanna Gratia Hupp (wikipedia)

The Facts about Mass Shootings

Piers Morgan Calls Pro-Gun Advocate ‘Unbelievably Stupid’
Piers Morgan blatantly berate his guest while sticking his foot in his mouth at the same time. Notice that Piers uses only emotion and name calling, while Larry Pratt used calm and rational logic. Kudos to Larry for being the adult in that conversation.

“If I do not have to give up my car because other people drive drunk with theirs, then why would I have to give up my gun because someone else commits crimes with theirs?”

Guns on Planes

I am wondering what you think about allowing citizens to take weapons (such as guns) on public flights? The problem with weapon laws, in my understanding, is that those who obey the laws do not need the laws in the first place and those that break laws are going to break them anyway. In other words, if a terrorist really wants to find a way to get a gun on a plane and then tries to use it, all the law abiding citizens are at the mercy of the terrorist. If law abiding citizens are allowed to exercise their right to bear arms, ANY WHERE (including planes, hospitals, churches, etc), I would think that terrorists and other law breakers would be much more hesitant to attack, for fear of not just law enforcement officers but also average citizens.

On the topic of “what happens if someone shoots a gun on a plane, even accidentally”, Mythbusters had a great episode on that actually. They pressurized a plane and shot holes through it. Nothing catastrophic. The myth was totally busted. They had to attach a major explosive to the side of the plane to actually affect some catastrophic damage.

What are your thoughts about guns on planes?