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reply to post by beezzer
Dictating who should and who shouldn't have a gun is the first step in control and removing rights from those who may be responsible.
Yep and that's how we got to a point where the Constitution is being trashed in favor of the emotionalism of people who are too afraid to take responsibility for themselves.
Shall not be infringed means just that and it means anytime anywhere. Constitution haters remind me of some of the bad guy characters from that old book Animal Farm.
Emotionalism my arse
We don't have freedom first off. We have liberties, freedom is what animals in the wild have. liberties under a well structured rule of law to enhance for all is what we want/desire/need. Freedom is me dumping toxic waste in my canal at the back of my yard which then carries it downstream and contaminates the entire supply..but hey, its muh freedomz cause its muh property!!! Freedom to not pay taxes, freedom to blast my music and rock the neighborhood at 4am, freedom of etc etc etc. Anyone whom screams freedom is an idiot..and your not an idiot..so stop feeding the idiots!!! There are enough of em already..no need to make more there braveheart.
lib·er·ty noun ˈli-bər-tē :
the state or condition of people who are able to act and speak freely
: the power to do or choose what you want to
: a political right plural lib·er·ties
Full Definition of LIBERTY
1 : the quality or state of being free:
a : the power to do as one pleases
b : freedom from physical restraint
c : freedom from arbitrary or despotic control
d : the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges
e : the power of choice
Don't you love it when gun nuts use words like cowards or idiots to describe the opposition Pot meet kettle.
I am guessing the usual lies are being told..you know the ones.."more guns means less crime"(yeah because so far it has worked out great for people, a country with one of the highest gun crime rates), "without guns we are powerless against the government"(so far the guns have done nothing to stop the government from screwing them over on a consistent basis) ...etc
Whatever..you can't argue against these idiots, they have been brainwashed into thinking guns can do just about everything.
There are more stories of gun used in a crime than of actually stopping one. In fact the stories of guns actually helping people are so small..kind of makes it them more harmful than useful.
Why is it..when something other than guns is deemed more harmful than useful, the people rise up and ask for it to be taking off the market, but not guns.
The American male..the only men in the world..who thump their chests and scream about how brave they are...but when confronted..whip out a gun to defend themselves rather than actually step up..edit on 15-3-2014 by Onslaught2996 because: (no reason given)
Except that in many towns (like Tombstone) people were required to surrender their weapons upon entering.
The west may have been wild, but at least people could defend themselves from thugs, abusers, haters, rapists and thieves.
Section 1. It is hereby declared unlawful to carry in the hand or upon the person or otherwise any deadly weapon within the limits of said city of Tombstone, without first obtaining a permit in writing.
Yet, where does one draw the line? Is gun ownership a right or a privilege?
It should be a privilege, like every other object that can cause severe damage. Instead of having every blood thirsty nut armed. A lot of them are in this thread.