PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Crimefreeza
 
Comments: 13
Article views: 366
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Crimefreeza's badges.
 

Who protects a right?

16 February 2013, 12:29

With Sandy Hook and  Oscar Pistorius all in the recent news.  Calls for more discussion of gun control has surfaced something that has bothered me and I simply cannot understand. I'll use the USA as an example because it becomes obvious of the power of firearm owners if only they would use their power correctly.


In the USA some 80% of households have a firearm in them. A vast majority of citizens own firearms for very good reasons when they  are given the freedom of choice and necessity.


That clearly shows the potential power of firearm owners to win any battle against gun control.


But what are the facts. Prior to the Sandy Hook School shooting some 50% of US citizens supported more strict firearm laws. Only 11% less restrictive laws. (Galup poll)


Now the shocking, unpublished  and unrecognised part, some 89% of the US population supports gun control.  While it may well be one of “degree” and I'm pretty sure many will object and “claim” they do not, that would be a lie. There are no degrees to a right, either you have the right or you do not. You cannot partially own property. Either it is yours or it is not. It is like trying to claim you are only a little bit pregnant.


With all the firearm organisations and money those organisations have how come 98% of the population supports gun control and that includes the vast majority of firearm owners?  What are firearm organisations doing about that? 


All I see is they are trying to sell more guns or membership and pretend a firearm is the right to defend your life and to freely choose to own any  firearm suitable for defence without hindrance or control of government.


How many gun control supporters do you know who support firearm ownership and who will fight for firearm ownership rights?


How many firearm owners do you think will protect or fight for firearm ownership rights if they support gun control?


Do firearm owners and those who support the right to life, self-defence, liberty and freedom not realise you cannot be a little bit pregnant or do their organisations deliberately foster and promote gun control in the belief gun control can be appeased or negotiated with?  That a right is still retained when government decides who it applies to and controls this so-called right.


I wonder which part of their body they would be prepared to negotiate with and lose to appease something in the hopes it will be all that is needed?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
13 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Abwana Boomklouf
Smile, things can't get much wors...

Even though every day we hear stories of new maintenance issues, more money being poured into an bucket with no bottom and other other failing pieces of our economic structure, one must realise things can only get so much worse. Read more...

4 comments 256 views
Submitted by
Dave Ntozakhele Zizi
African Holidays

With the current bruhaha about suspending Christian or religious holidays, as for me its long ovetdue!  Read more...

8 comments 181 views
Submitted by
Sharon Hodgson
An Attitude of Gratitude can save...

The grass isn't always greener on the other side. These days it is so easy to fall into the trap of taking everything for granted.  Read more...

7 comments 805 views
Submitted by
Victor
SARS and local municipalities it ...

SARS and local municipalities it is now time to tax Churches. Read more...

338 comments 9347 views
Submitted by
Response: Traditional initiation ...

As a proud citizen of the Western Cape, born and raised on the outskirts of Cape Town, I do not see the need to undergo initiation to become a man. Read more...

0 comments 972 views
Submitted by
Shaun Engel
Comedy on long

Ever wanted to be a comedian? Be on stage and make people laugh…well these guys do it for a living – If laughter is the best medicine after tonight I’m sorted for winter…flu for whaaaaat o_O Read more...

3 comments 195 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.