I don't think the correct balance in regard to gun laws has been found yet. Part of the reason is that there are different needs in different areas of our country. In the city (outside of personal protection from rape and murder) and for law enforcement there might be no real reason to own a gun. But, if you move to the suburbs and to the country this changes completely in regard to protecting oneself and family from animals and hunting etc. So, someone who has always lived in a big city might see no reason at all for ever owning a gun, the same person if raised in the country likely might have a completely different point of view. Country and city are completely different environments with completely different needs and then if you add to this the "Right to defend your nation" from all enemies internal and external, this then becomes and important point too. So, I believe it is important for people who have always lived in a big city to realize there are many other important points of view to be considered regarding guns in America too. Because if we lose our right to bear arms we also inevitably also lose all our rights and our democracy as well. It is inevitable unfortunately. Without guns the U.S. would not and could not exist. Without the right to bear arms the U.S. democracy will be no more as a natural consequence. Balancing the end of the U.S. democracy with protecting citizens during these irritating awful times we now live in worldwide I believe will decide in the end whether our democracy lives on or succombs to multiple pressures and is no more.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Thousands of opponents of New York's new gun control law are gathering at the statehouse to lobby lawmakers and rally against measures they say infringe on their constitutional right to bear arms.