posted on Mar, 3 2014 @ 09:43 AM
reply to post by projectvxn
Why is it that there is a certain very visible, very vocal segment of society that is essentially obsessed with the 2nd amendment and relatively
neutral about the rest of the Bill of Rights --and for that matter the whole US Constitution? These folks can drill multiple layers deep in arguments
about the 2nd amendment but can't even name the others or coherently state a position on the current state of the 4th and 1st amendment. They might
even want to trash some amendments they don't like, such as the 14th. So at the end of the day, the 2nd amendment is holy, but if some hippie gets
the dung kicked out of them at a protest they laugh like it's a joke.
Without getting into a Constitutional debate here, it's become clear to me over the years that certain people are simply gun "fetishists" and the
second amendment is a facilitator for their addiction. It's a ruse if you ask me. You didn't ask of course, so let the derision begin. I don't
The fascination with guns is understandable, if you look at how children grow up watching TV and movies in the US. I believe this gun-love must be the
result of some kind of corporate marketing initiative, similar to an unhealthy fascination with video games, an addition to daytime drama shows,
spending all your money on toy trains etc. People are way too emotionally connected with these things.
Take this one step. For two weeks, don't touch a gun, don't look at youtube videos about destroying things with guns. Don't watch any TV show or
movie with a gun in it. No first person shooter games. Maybe use the time to learn about the rest of the Bill of Rights?