Entry: February 20, 2009
The Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 2009 (H.R. 17) and the rendition of a broken society –
There are many bills pertaining to firearms that I would like to address. Some of which coincide with the sell and trade of firearms, and others involving the ordinance and application of how, when, and where the use of deadly force is acceptable. Corresponding bills such as the Unite States House of Representatives (H.R. 17), was passed by the 111th congress under Session 1 in January of 2009. Much of the representation in this new bill is likely to have been birth from larger bills such as the constitutional 2nd amendment which in today’s world is considered by many to be old-fashioned, or the 2007 Texas Senate Bill (S.B. 378) which is in any case often misinterpreted and poorly handled when viewed in its own jurisdiction. Presently, in the United States there are an excess of 200 million guns traded, sold and distributed in and off the market according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Every year this number grows by 4 to 5 million. There are 60 to 65 million owners of legal and illegal holding of one or more guns. Approximately 1 out of 3 houses in America conceal a firearm of some sort. Most of them keep guns for protection and others keep them for hunting, target shooting, collecting, and similar pursuits. In recent years nearly 35,000 people have been killed annually by guns in the United States. These deaths include 15,000 murders, 18,000 suicides, and 1,500 accidents. It is because of these statistics that many would like to ban guns altogether. But is that really in your best interest? Would it really benefit this country, or reduce the number of murders in this country? Consider the evidence in this article and you will see that guns should not be outlawed, but relevantly enough they still pose a danger of misuse and a ripple effect of social and... [continues]
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