Originally Posted by petraman
Option for libertarians?
From the Official Web SIte of the Libertarian Party
Step 4. Protect the Right to Self-Defense
We believe that the private ownership of firearms is part of the solution to America'* crime epidemic, not part of the problem. Evidence: law-abiding citizens in Florida have been able to carry concealed weapons since 1987. During that time, the murder rate in Florida has declined 21% while the national murder rate has increased 12%.
In addition, evidence shows that self-defense with guns is the safest response to violent crime. It results in fewer injuries to the defender (17.4% injury rate) than any other response, including not resisting at all (24.7% injury rate). Libertarians would repeal waiting periods, concealed carry laws, and other restrictions that make it difficult for victims to defend themselves, and end the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense.
I guess in that case you're in the redneck category.