I’m feeling compelled to give my opinion today, so here it goes

Posted: November 10, 2012 in Politics, Rants
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A couple nights ago, I was on my way home from class talking to a friend about why I think an assault weapons ban is ridiculous.

The difference between assault and battery was explained to me as follows: Battery means you were touched but not hurt, and assault means you were hurt. That being the case, I believe that anything and everything could be used as an assault weapon. I think my exact words were ‘If I wanted to, I could assault someone with a slice of cheese’. If I were to do such a thing, I highly doubt that I wouldn’t be able to have cheese at my house anymore. So why take a gun?

I don’t like the fact that I feel like I need to carry a weapon. I hate walking out my door knowing that with where the world is headed, I could end up dead or seriously injured, and it wouldn’t be through any fault of my own. That’s how things are though, and until that changes, my home and my family are going to be properly defended. Gun owners don’t want to create violence, they just want to be ready when something happens.

 

*Update* – I learned that the definitions I was given about assault and battery were backwards. Also got some good info on the 1994 assault weapons ban courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/EmsFireLeo2ndAmendmentSupporters?fref=ts

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