posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 05:13 PM
The reason guns are a good idea is because, when one is threatened, the appropriate response is anger - and that emotion fuels one to fight or
If you choose to fight, it's good to have effective tools to do so. If it's a fist-fight, fleeing is an option. If you are faced with more serious
circumstances, a gun is a handy tool to have at your disposal. If you're out-gunned (as our civil power is, in relation to the military power), you
have to come up with something else. There was a time when the civil power and the military power were on more equal footing, but those days are long
Here's a good quote from Solzhenitsyn...
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an
arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example
in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the
downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an
ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of
officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom
enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” -
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, from The Gulag Archipelago
But again, times have changed quite a bit since Solzhenitsyn wrote that. I applaud and support standing up against tyranny, but technology has
changed the landscape of war (and oppression), and the military power holds all the aces, if it ever comes down to a ground-fight. Let's hope it
never comes down to that. Disarming the populace only enables tyranny to flourish.
Timothy McVeigh believed he was fighting against a tyrannical government when he bombed the Murrah Federal Building. Was he a hero or a villain?