Everyday I pick up the local paper, the so-called 'right-leaning' one (link and attribution down below) basically for the "letters to the editor" as all the news I need to know I have already received via the internet.
Well yesterday they published the following, the letter writer or paper titled 'The right to live life unarmed'. Now that title alone has but one answer; Please by all means do not buy a weapon, be it a gun, taser, knife, mace or even a whistle as that is your right and leave the rest of us to our rights.
But no, this imbecile has much more to say.
Now I do not want to have all the fun responding to this as it were, so please answer this 'letter' in your own words and length is not of any concern,,,,,,
The right to live life unarmed
Why should I get a gun for protection? There isn't anyone out to get me. I have no enemies. Is the world a dangerous place? Maybe, but such danger isn't purposeful — meaning, danger is not out to get me. Hear this: People who own guns for personal protection are, by definition, paranoid.
Why should I get a gun for protection? Contemplating my surroundings, I imagine that most of my neighbors have guns, especially that drunk guy down the street who insisted on lighting off fireworks every night for weeks this summer. Does Fred next door have one? I hope not, because I like him, I really do. I don't want to imagine that the kind and loving people next door are afraid someone is going to threaten them with deadly force — worse, that church-going Christians are prepared to kill.
Why should I get a gun for protection? I'm not paranoid. There's nobody out to get me. I'm not prepared to kill or maim. I possess nothing worth endangering my soul over. The gun culture is insane. There is nothing worth ending life. The Second Amendment is an abomination, and needs to be repealed. A right to be paranoid? People who own guns are prepared to kill. This is not sane.Hear this: There is no gun owner on Earth who has a chance of getting out alive.
Courtney Cadotte, Royal Oak
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121220/OPINION01/212200338#ixzz2FfRKJfbj
For a well reasoned argument against this idiot I would refer you to my last post, but by all means add your two cents.