You oughta read Wayne Allyn Root's article, "Why I Just Joined the NRA." He tells it like it is. He has produced an excellent review of the contradictions and failures involved in gun control efforts. For that reason the article is an excellent backgrounder for you to offer to anyone who has not heard any side but Obama's. Then Root gets to the nub:
I’m a proud Jewish American. Over six million of my fellow Jews were enslaved, starved, tortured, and then slaughtered by Adolph Hitler. Before it could happen, in 1938, Hitler banned gun ownership for Jews.
The reality is that throughout history, the first thing all tyrants do, is disarm the citizens. Then the mass killings begin.In the end we all have to remember our second amendment was not put in place to protect us from criminals and random crime. It was put in place to protect us from our own government.Thomas Jefferson put it best: "When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”
Welcome to the Association. Louie--Wayne, I mean--I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.