Why are guns so important to Americans?

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    I am very anti gun. I think they should all be collected and melted down to make something useful. When i say this most people look at me like I am crazy. You may too. I just want to know why people feel the need to have them. Please explain this need if you would be so kind.
     
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    It's a Right protected by the Constitution. Besides, I like to hunt and participate in recreational target shooting.
     
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    Yes I know it is a right. I just want to know this is one of those rights that people will go to the wall for.
     
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    I am not a fan of guns either ... but the law was made before thugs and criminals took advantage of it with their AK-47's. I agree with what Obama said in his speech about it.
     
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    Since it is a Right listed in the founding document of our country.

    A majority of Americans would see banning guns as a personal attack on their freedoms and liberity.
     
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    Weapons insure that the people will be able to protect themselves, their neighbors, their communities, their States and their Country. A populace denied the right to own weapons are nothing more than subjects to be ordered about at the whim of said Government, with no means to resist or fight back.

    And as for the AK-47 comment, what a joke, so few of them are used in crimes as to be meaningless.

    And yes I and millions more will go to the wall for our right to own weapons. And the Supreme Court agrees.
     
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    I have really no problem with someone hunting. I state the extreme of my position. I think that something does need to be done to curb violence in the streets. But with so many people worried about gun control it is hard to make it happen.
     
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    You take everything so literal! If you did not see what I meant then you are blind as well as being a "COF" :eusa_shifty:

    I am sure our founding father's did not think "Six Shooter's" would be used in the West to rob "Stage Coaches", either! You get my point now? :doubt:
     
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    Gun control only disarms law abiding citizens it does nothing to stop criminals from getting weapons. In fact higher crime rates occur in places with the most restrictive gun laws. Why? Cause the criminals know they have little chance of being confronted by an armed victim.
     
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    In a case like this if no one was allowed gun ownership if they took them all would you be okay with that?
     

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