Dear Politicians, Both State and Federal:
I see you have been busy devising more ways to deprive we honest, law abiding citizens of our Second Amendment rights. For instance, in my state of Minnesota, there are two bills pending:
"...One bill calls for universal background checks for any and all gun transfers in the state, including family members passing down an heirloom hunting rifle or shotgun, or a friend giving a gun to another friend. There are fears it could lead to the government compiling a list of gun owners. Another bill allows people to go to a judge with concerns about potentially dangerous people owning guns, and allows the judge to confiscate those weapons before going through due process." (from the Lakeland Broadcasting Website)
There is no law that will prevent the bad guys from getting their hands on guns. Your laws will not stop bank robberies, convenience store robberies, gang related shootings or the actions of a man who wants to shoot as many school children or concert attendees as possible. None of them. Because criminals don't care about your laws.
So before you get to the point where you want us all to turn in our guns, and don't think for a minute that we don't know that is the ultimate goal of politicians, I really wish even one of you would tell me all about your plans to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, because so far, none of your ideas are working, except to make it more difficult for we - the ones who you work for - to defend our lives and the lives of those we love from the bad guys.
1 hour ago