This is an open letter to the general public.
Imagine you are a business man going to your local bank and when you are conversing with the teller, two heavily armed men wearing body armor burst in and begin shooting.
The media today is talking about gun control and the banning of specific firearms. Leftist are pushing hard for gun control and the removal of guns from gun owner’s homes. a leftist is a person with left-wing political views.
This course of action is a violation of the 2nd amendment. Gun owners are up in arms about our rights stated in the constitution.
Leftist gun control is a waste of time because the United States has 88.8 guns per 100 people, or about 270,000,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world. 22% of Americans own one or more guns (35% of men and 12% of women).
America's pervasive gun culture stems in part from its colonial history, revolutionary roots, frontier expansion, and the Second Amendment, which states: "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." Proponents of more gun control laws state that the Second Amendment was intended for militias. They suggest gun violence should be reduced, that gun restrictions have always existed, and that a majority of Americans, including gun owners, support new gun restrictions. Opponents say that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns; that guns are needed for self-defense from threats ranging from local criminals to foreign invaders; and that gun ownership deters crime rather than causes more crime. The statement above is a true to life scenario from the north Hollywood shoot out 20 years ago.
"The poor uniformed police officers at that time were definitely outgunned," Massa said. At that time, he said, LAPD patrol officers didn't carry assault rifles, and didn't have weapons that could pierce body armor.
But the weapons Phillips and Matasareanu had could penetrate the officers' vests "like a hot knife through butter," Massa said. On the morning of February 28, 1997, two heavily armed men wearing body armor burst into a Bank of America branch, took a little more than $300,000 and fired their way out.
Larry Phillips Jr. and Emil Matasareanu shot at everything in their path -- including police, bystanders, and a news helicopter -- in an attempt to get away. They had Kalashnikov rifles filled with armor-piercing bullets that tore through cement, buildings and cars, spraying shredded fragments of glass, metal and concrete as they went. The shots the pair fired were seen and heard around the world, as the ensuing confrontation with police was broadcast live on television. By the time it was over, 12 police officers and eight civilians would be injured, and the two robbers, Phillips, 26, and Matasareanu, 30, would be dead.