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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
I see their plan. disarm the poor population first and then go for the middle class. We shall see how willing they are to surrender their guns.
Walk down the street with a gun on your hip or on your shoulder and see how fast a cop comes up to you.
originally posted by: FlatMyAss
a reply to: seagull
The second amendment seems rather useless to me already anyway.
So the idea is Basic Guns will protect you from an Army so advanced it could reduce Earth itself to rubble floating through space?
Why can't I have access to the same weapons they use, if it's to protect myself from them?
Without equal Military access in the first place, it's pretty terrible protection. "Military access" back in the day was 'just guns', but I have 0 faith this could prevent the Army from doing whatever the # they wanted to anyone now. Zero. They can shoot a missile down your chimney and a microwave gun through your house all while being hundreds of miles away on a boat, the argument that bearing arms allows you any kind of protection against that is idiotic.
And so I hate when it's pushed under the idea that this amendment is useful for the same reasons as it was in the past, it's not even.
The real kicker is you could buy a tank and still not even come within a horses ass hair of beating the United States Military, but everyone still argues about what level of access of a gun is acceptable for 'defeating the gubbernment' and 'defending yourself'. I'll give you a clue, #ing none of them will live up to that expectation, and it's very rare a Rifle will allow you more personal defense than a Handgun, anyway.
To be clear, I am pro-access, but I think the whining over it is just so irritating. I feel like owning up to Gunning being a sport would be more beneficial for access than constantly riding this idea you need semi auto rifles for personal defense. You don't, really. Rifles are long range. Rifles are for the Predator.