posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 06:01 PM
a reply to: OFFTHEGRID
As a fellow who comes from a nation in which I have no right to carry my preferred weapon of defence, a sword, I find the current trend toward heavy
controls on the second amendment in the US very sad indeed. Take it from me, those of you who have guns, who are allowed to go about armed for your
personal defence, until you loose the rights you have, you will never know how lucky you have been to have them at all.
Your government will use the insane acts of a few, to justify denuding the many of their rights. Every time this comes up, the constitution as a
whole gets weaker in the eyes of the people, and becomes a bigger target for further and further alteration.
American members might not hear this very often from a British gentleman, but I happen to think that the constitution of the United States of America
is one of the greatest documents ever scribed, and contains some of the most inspired political mechanisms ever devised. To allow amendment after
amendment to be muddied up, neutered, and molested, only makes it easier for the same thing to happen to whatever amendments remain unmolested.
If you allow your government to go ahead and take your rights from you, they WILL go for your free speech next, and complete the tyranny.
Please defend your rights! Again, you have no idea how lucky you are to have the right to bare arms, and that the right to do so will not, at the
moment, be infringed.