a reply to: Sheye
I'm aware of that. It was more of a pointed question to PhatalError.
Thanks for the information though. Maybe some people will see it, and decide to do a little bit of personal investigating into.
It seems that people, military personnel to be specific, are forgetting their military history.
I was taught these things during training, and there were constant reminders from senior enlisted to be wary of illegitimate orders, especially
As far anyone who thinks the US military would just blindly follow orders to attack US citizens, it would probably surprise you to hear that the
majority of other service members I worked alongside or came into contact with made it quite clear that they wouldn't hesitate to go against orders
that involved taking away the guns of the US citizenry among other things.
The ones who didn't say anything about it maintained silence.
These types of conversations are some of the many topics that were discussed quite often.
You may even be surprised that despite a service member's political leanings or affiliations most are pretty solid on standing together on these kinds
of issues. Democratic, Republican, Independent, you name it.
So, if you think that the US military is comprised of people who would take away their own people's rights to defend themselves rather than disregard
those orders then that is pretty disrespectful in my opinion.
I can understand if an individual isn't a US citizen, and perhaps it's because they were raised or accustomed to not having the right to protect
themselves. Maybe they were brought up or instilled with the notion to place politicians and rulers above the common person.
But here in the US the politicians and those who are places into roles of authority are supposed to represent us and serve us, and unfortunately they
have been allowed to almost position themselves into a place where they have complete power over us.
All it would take is for us common people to unite and learn how to work together, compromise, and stop trying to tell each other how to live their
private lives, and we could gain more leverage against a would be oppressive government.
But instead we have more and more people nitpicking over what is or isn't a right. People not respecting each other's privacy, youth who are being
instilled with the wrong values and believing that it is more important to share every little detail of their private lives.
Stop trying to tell people they shouldn't be able to defend themselves. It makes no sense. You may as well tell people to go ahead and lay down and
take what's coming.
The US is a large country with a lot of people, of course the statistics are going to be high, but if you do a little digging, you may find that there
are other countries that are smaller in size and less populated, albeit maybe a little more concentrated with higher gun related crimes and
Law abiding, sane citizens don't go on shooting sprees, so taking away their ability to enjoy a past time or to defend themselves against criminals is
not going to amount to much.
Using your own countries lack of gun related crimes is unwarranted as well. We can play the whole statistics game until one or another gets
preoccupied with real life matters.
What about knives? What about cars? What about cigarettes? What about inner cities vs suburb vs rural? We can play the what about game just as
Oh, but cars weren't designed to kill people. BS. Cars also weren't designed to run over multiple people, or store dead bodies in, or transport
What about bow and arrow? Should we ban those as well?
A gun is a tool. It is the intent of the operator that determines whether or not it is used in a criminal manner or not.
It's a petty argument that disregards looking at what the actual problems are. How did we as a society get to the point that individuals feel the need
to commit murder, sometimes on a mass scale, and more often than not ends in a suicide?
When did we stop caring about each other, only to then allow companies to start taking the rights to our privacy via freewill or extortion. When did
it make sense to give up one's own mind on to be on Team A or Team B or Team whatever?
Why did we ever get to a point where to get one thing we want we have to then deal with a bunch of # we don't want to deal with.
The common people have allowed it to happen, and it's going to have to be the common people who will change it. We can continue to fight and bicker
over things, or completely ignore it, and continue to let the undeserving people in authority continue to fulfill their self-serving interests, or we
can all get our heads out of asses and start working together.
Because despite everything it doesn't matter who did what or who didn't prevent what. We're here now, and this is the mess we've got.
Are we going to start having conversations about how to fix things, or are we going to keep pointing fingers and making clickbait titles about Biden,
Pelosi, Trump, or some other asshat?