I was sitting in the truck stop eating breakfast as the other drivers were calling for more gun laws and restrictions. Rather than debate them, I simply asked, “Would this have happened in Texas?” The consensus was that in Texas, half the crowd would have been armed, the idiot would have been fired back on, the cops would likely have killed the guy if the crowd hadn’t, and if not, given Texas’ willingness to punish, the guy would have been executed already.
Truth is it could have happened anywhere, but an armed people are not a defenseless people. The solution is not to make the people weaker and more vulnerable to the whims of evil. There are many levels here, but taking away our right to keep and bear arms is not the right option. It will only leave us more vulnerable.
One of the most fundamental roles of government is securing the national borders. Both Republicans and Democrats have failed miserably in this basic task. Any nation that does not have borders is not truly sovereign. Arizona has stepped into the void, standing on the front lines of this invasion and paying a heavy price for the federal governments unwillingness to enforce our laws. In this Arizona has come under much fire from various groups and the federal government itself.
They’re even having to face Mexican drug gangs armed by our Justice Department!
I still find the argument strange that the feds would say that this is our responsibility and not Arizona’s. Where the federal government has failed to fulfill its role, is it not imperative for the state to step in and protect their own people? I am sharing a petition in support of Arizona, and I ask all of you who do support Arizona and SB 1070 to take time to sign this petition and share it with others.
We Stand With Arizona, and Against Illegal Immigration Petition | GoPetition