posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 11:17 PM
I don't know why people start these threads, or why I read them...or respond to them, but they do, so I do.
Every gun thread there's some American guy who makes some catty jibe to the effect of us brits enjoying our big brother society...as if they
genuinely believe the hype that America is land of the free - when history proves otherwise.
Assasinated presidents...the NSA snooping on everyone, the ATF burning kids at waco, the cops murdering Chris Dorner practically live on television,
the murders of Martin Luther King Jr, John Lennon - the warrantless searches after the Boston fiasco...it goes on and on.
Yes, we're enjoying our big brother, surveillance society...we're so controlled and oppressed by our government here in the UK - and unable to fight
back as apparently we've no constitution.
Given the apparent right to form militia and bear arms, to fight back against oppressive, tyrranical governments - and given the short list of
examples I just presented...shouldn't you gun chappies be out overthrowing your government right now, as opposed to spending time here on ATS
defending your right to own guns so that you can do what you're not actually doing?
Clear proof that your owning a gun vs your apparent reasons for wanting to own a gun don't quite match.
I don't want a gun, but if I did I like to think I'd be honest about it...it's for shooting animals and/or people...that's what it's for! If I
laid claim to the notion that it was for overthrowing some oppressive government I'd be forced to then act, as I'm a man of my word - and our
government is kind of oppressive at times...they ain't burned a load of people or hunted down too many fugitives on live tv - Raoul Moat,
maybe...only one I can think of, there could be more - it's a lot easier to find such examples if you look to the states, though. Your history is
strewn with oppression and injustice, assasination and dodgy surveillance...one day the pot will fall from that very high horse and break its
spout...and the kettle will laugh and say I 'told you so'. Pot was too busy insulting everyone else to listen...
So stop arguing and go out there and storm Washington with your guns - show us all that it's more than just an excuse to get your own way because
some dosument said you're entitled to it.
A lot of things have been said and written over the centuries by a lot of different people, don't make it right.