Thank you all for being so welcoming, despite my likely not-common-around-these-parts political leanings.
I do still worry about such things because Trump tweets things like this…
…and in the violence he seems to be encouraging his supporters to take. Telling a crowd that he’d pay legal fees if his security knocked the crap out of protesters, and at another rally said “Get him out, try not to hurt him. If you do, I’ll defend you in court, don’t worry about it.” And at another rally “In the good old days this doesn’t happen because they used to treat them very, very rough. And when they protested once, they would not do it again so easily. But today they walk in and they put their hand up and they put the wrong finger in the air at everybody. And they get away with murder, because we’ve become weak.” After all these things were said, the crowd goes wild.
I feel that words matter. Words especially matter as president. Retweeting Jeffress’ stuff about civil wars, other people talking about how if impeachment happens they’d be willing to participate in a civil war, and the violent talk about what to do with protesters, just puts my husband and I at unease. I don’t think it will happen, but I am concerned. As for the left, I don’t see any leader promoting violence. We can be extreme in other ways, surely, but yikes on bikes, Trump really needs to stop being this way. He makes me, and any Democrat the enemy. He literally is saying as much, almost daily via Twitter (examples could be screen shot, but I’m lazy, and they’re easy to find on your own if interested). I am not an enemy, and the president is supposed to be for all of the people, not just the ones who support him. Adding all this up, it just seems like if this civil war poop were really to go down, I’d be wise to be able to defend myself and my family.
Either way, I’m now a gun owner a lot sooner than anticipated due to a super unnerving, non-political situation I’ve been recently put in, I’ve learned a few things that has changed my thoughts on gun laws. While I was thankful I was able to walk out with a gun that same day (previously supported a waiting period), I’m frustrated that I have to wait for my CC permit to be approved (didn’t even know that was a thing, but probably would have supported it). I have a gun, but cannot use it for the purposes I bought it for, unless I do so illegally. On the flip side, should we have red flag laws in my state, the matter could be taken care of on that end of things, and ultimately be safer for everyone and not just me and those around me when I can finally carry. Still, it’s amazing how being put in a position to actually experience a thing can change opinions, huh?
Anyhow, I didn’t start this intending on going on a semi-rant. I hope I at least did so respectfully. I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about defending myself with a weapon, laws, how to carry and so much more, but in doing so, I run into a lot of anti-liberal stuff (not here though… yet?), which I know that in turn, if you all were to reading up on, I don’t know, a forum on saving the earth, there’s be anti-conservative stuff on there… anyway, I’m not here to debate anything really. I would like to say that normally, I would have just scrolled on past this topic. It’s not really what I’m here for, though I will read more on the pro-gun arguments that I was against in the past, and be open to the topic. However, the most I think will happen is that I’ll just end up being a pro-gun liberal, lol.
Thanks for the respectful and kind replies!