Gun Appreciation Day: What’s Palm Harbor Saying?
Gun supporters are asking people all over the county to stand up for the Second Amendment on Jan. 19. Palm Harbor residents have their own opinions about the issue.
As Gun Appreciation Day approaches, people are lining up on both sides of the issue to state their opinions and make their stands.
The national movement is being recognized Jan. 19 as a call for gun supporters across the country to let Washington, D.C., know they don’t want their rights tampered with.
We recently asked people across the Tampa Bay area for their opinions about the movement. Here’s what Palm Harbor Patch readers had to say:
Kim: Ok. Until we are all in the militia, and the army's we have are disbanded and we (the militia) are the only protection the country has, then I will recognize gun appreciation day. "A well REGULATED MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" That doesn't mean that the "fringe" can take over and distort what the 2nd Amendment means. It was for militia's because Washington did not want a standing Army so the militia were the only protection our new country had. The British are NOT coming and seeing us with all of our gun violence, they are probably glad we chased them out. We are gun owners, but people do NOT understand the actual meaning behind the 2nd Amendment. Also, the weapons back then were single shot muskets, not semi-automatic weapons. If you want to use assault weapons, join the military. I've been there and done that too,
JaaaaaaayBeeeeeeeeee: When the 2nd Amendment was written, you had to load your gun a shot at a time. They didn't even have revolvers. I am a gun owner, but don't feel the need to own an automatic weapon. There has to be a line drawn somewhere. Anyone out there feel the need to own a heat-seeking missile in order to take down aircraft? .... I don't. The 2nd Amendment is do overdue for a review in light of modern technology.
What are your thoughts about Gun Appreciation Day? Share them in the comments section.