OK, as a guide I am foolishly venturing into a hotly contested subject...or is it? The House just passed H.R. 822 which is the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill which will provide for State Reciprocity for Concealed Carry Permit holders (of which I am one) all across the U.S. by a resounding margin, 272-154. Figures like this belie a bipartisan sentiment in Congress, despite what the media and gun control groups would like us to believe. Add to this the latest Gallup Poll a record low of 26% of Americans favor a ban on handguns, 53% vs. 43% are IN favor of semi-automatic weapons, and 44% of Americans are in support of gun laws remaining where they are. I have heard all the arguments in support of gun control and not one of them makes a damn bit of sense. I unfortunately have even known people who believe you do not have a right to self-defense if it means injury or death to another human being. I do not for one second believe that banning guns will in any way reduce crime, in fact it will have the opposite effect, how many criminals do you think will say "Wait, I can't use this gun to commit this crime, it would be illegal...". And don't even try to kid yourself that gun control will keep guns out of the hands of criminals; how successful has any government been in stemming black markets. I am not opposed to sensible restrictions, but I stop short of anything that resembles a Federal licensing or registry program, that is the first step in later taking your guns away and we are already on that path with the BATF transfer records. What it boils down to for me is gun control is another attempt to remove our liberties from us, once we start down that dark road it will be very difficult to come back. Give your views and opinions openly, but be please be respectful and keep the tone civil.