Published on 24 Feb 2013
In this segment of his Virtual State of the Union, the Virtual President talks about why politicians want to talk about gun control rather than crime control, and delivers the factual evidence and historical truths that make the case for the Second Amendment self-evident.
Why should ordinary citizens own a gun?
Because owning a police officer is too expensive. Time and time again, statistics show that the that law enforcement arrives usually just in time, to draw the chalk outline around your body.
Why do some states have a mandatory waiting period, after purchasing a gun?
Some states, such as Illinois and others, have a mandatory "cooling off period" when purchasing a firearm. At Gun Right Across America, we do not support this. As a former Illinois resident, I can personally attest to the fact that nobody went back to retrieve their firearm after the mandatory wait, and said "I'm not mad anymore." This is just another silly restriction that some liberal states impose, to create more useless restrictions.
Open carry / Concealed carry
Why do some states allow ordinary law abiding citizens to carry a firearm?
I say why not! The key word is law abiding. 49 of 50 states currently have legislation for citizens to train, qualify, and carry a firearm. As an American, our second amendment guarantees us this freedom, and we will fight to keep it.
Which is better? Open carry or concealed carry?
Ahhh, yes, the age old debate. Open carry is a deterrent. Concealed carry gives you the element of surprise. Given both options, I carry concealed, but that's just my personal preference. There's advantages and disadvantages to both. If you do open carry, you do have to be much more alert to your "personal space" and surroundings. At Gun Rights Across America, we support both methods 100%.