Many ATSers are rubbing their hands at the prospect of putting these said hands unto heavy machine guns, like little children in front of water guns.
“We need it”, they tell me. “We really do - it’s so that we can defend against the military." To such people I am here to show that your logic
is full of holes.
You guys keep on citing the Second Amendment in the hope to justify this ammunophiliac madness. I saw ATSers quote the Second Amendment to justify
having automatic weapons, I saw ATSers quote the Second Amendment to justify having bazooka at their home, I saw ATSers quote the Second Amendment to
justify having a tank at their home, and I even saw ATSers quote the Second Amendment to justify having bombs.
When the Second Amendment was drafted almost three centuries ago, guns were at the stage of revolvers and muskets. Limited quantity of bullets, and
often slow to re-charge - basically, you had to think twice before shooting someone. Today one automatic gun can turn a peaceful school yard into a
horror crime scene. Hundred of children were killed - why? Because someone went crazy with an automatic, most of which fire more than one bullet
. That's more than one can do with a three-hundred years-old musket, I can tell you that.
Similarly, your argument implies that to protect themselves from the shooters, schoolchildren should all carry an equally dangerous automatic weapon
than the shooter. To me this is not logic, it is a recipe for disaster.
Additionally: you guys often claim that having military grade equipment at home will protect you from an ever-elusive FEMA invasion. Let me simply
point out to you that if the military really wanted to kill you all, they would have done it long ago, using a special modern technology which we call
the Bomb. In case you've never seen one in your life:
If you really
think that an organized military will be scared by your machine guns, then I’m sorry but you live in a fairy tale. The minute a
zone is declared hostile territory, they won't bother gently knocking at every wannabe-Rambo redneck's doors. If they judge the place too hostile,
then they'll simply blast the place sky high.
Now you understand why I conclude that in modern, everyday life, automatic guns are only a promise of death at worst, and a promise of chaos at best.
In the end, this "ammunophilia" will have profited but the same, old industries: the Big Corporations which are selling the guns and the bullets.
edit on 20-6-2014 by swanne because: (no reason given)