doesn't matter. years ago, i had a friend who did not want to carry concealed. he wanted a full size .45 revolver with a 15 inch barrel in a hip holster. that way everybody would know that he was armed. even if it would take half a minute to draw.
my position is much more conservative. anybody can have as many guns of any type that they want and can carry, provided they were available when the second amendment was written. they even had rifled barrels then. max rate of fire for a Kentucky Long Rifle was about 2 rounds per minute due to the tight fit of ball to barrel. lots less damage volume, but very accurate.
"anybody can have as many guns of any type that they want and can carry, provided they were available when the second amendment was written."
Thank you sir. I have been waiting to see someone bring some context into discussion. Now I don't know that I suscribe to your stance in detail, but the point should be that people seem to be somewhat misrepresenting what the intent of the second amendment was in the day it was written. In those days we were concerned about being invaded by the armies of foreign countries (and were). Does anyone here feel that is a threat today?
I own numerous firearms. It seems to be a traditional requirement living in Ky. I enjoy target shooting. Everyone here does. Anyone here like the exploding targets? Big fun!
What I don't see is a use for is military style automatic weapons in the hands of ordinary citizens. What I don't understand is why some people have to go through a background check and others do not. You want to drive a car, you get a license.... you want anything more than a 6 shooter or a hunting rifle, you get specially licensed for that too!
Strange thing is that after finding a good way to carry, it just goes away. Hardly know it's there. All the things about home defense applys to on the street, except the risk of finding a police officer that objects to civil carry. Have had a ccw for over 15 yrs, and am confortable with the responsibility. With nearly 900k permits issued in this state, I am obviously not alone.