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Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

Ronald589 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 1:21 AM
My right to have a weapon, gun, knife, broadsword, or wit, does not come from the government, it comes from God. The government is forbidden from tempering that right, and for decades, the people of the US have wrongfully allowed it to do so. The purpose of an armed citizenry is not to hunt or go sport shooting. It is protection. Protection from the government, protection from those who would do us harm, protection from foreign invaders. It has often been said that we no longer need to protect ourselves, the government, in the form of police, National Guard, Armed forces, and the myriad of government agencies will protect us. Events such as Sandy Hook prove all too well that they cannot be there to always protect us.

PARIS -- Anyone who can't withstand a rational debate on the subject of gun control -- particularly in light of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut -- should be automatically prohibited from ever owning a firearm. In fact, this should be the number-one requirement of gun ownership: Can someone applying for ownership of a deadly weapon withstand an hour-long debate against someone in favor of gun control without resorting to physical or verbal assault?

Is it too much to ask that every person wanting to possess a firearm be subject to a battery of tests -- everything from...