Thursday, November 06, 2008

Just to clarify some things

There seems to have been some confusion on my stance on gun control:
I don't think that we should go handing out guns to just any and everybody. I believe in my right to bear arms (although, frankly, I SERIOUSLY doubt that I will ever bear an arm myself), but I do think that everyone selling guns should be required to keep up to date and clear records of everyone to whom they sell guns and that criminal background checks should be necessary. I also believe that, in order to buy a gun, a gun license should be necessary, and that in order to obtain a gun license, you should have to prove (or maybe even follow a course for which you yourself will pay) that you are capable of handling a gun and that you know how they work. In the same way, safety information about any particular gun should be included with purchase.

Also, stem cell research. To be honest, I don't know much about it. I do know that I don't like the idea of creating human embryos for research purpose. I would feel the same even if it were, say bat embryos. I also understand that quite a LOT of people would be morally opposed to such research. My main issue comes therefore from using taxpayer's money to fund such research. So, yknow, when it's non-governmental money going to the research, I don't think I think I would necessarily say go for it, but when it comes to using federal funding to do such research, I would say definitely do NOT go for it. It's too iffy of an issue.

Also, as most people know, I am pro-choice. McCain thinks that it should be a state thing. To be honest, I don't really know what Obama thinks, aside from that he thinks "we can find common ground between pro-life and pro-choice" and that he's okay with the state restricting late term partial birth abortion. So I don't really feel that that was an issue that came up when thinking about whom to vote for.

2 things said:

Kristen said...

you should so read My Sister's Keeper...I was pretty neutral or maybe even for stem cell research before reading that book. i know its fiction but it brings up great points

kristen said...

boo socialist governments