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It is not even true that the right to bear guns is written in the Constitution: the Constitution talks about guns that were available at the end of the 18th century, and was written before the US developed a true army. It makes no reference to "every future evolution of guns". Therefore, the only guns that are constitutionally legal are the ones that were available two hundred years ago.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
John B: The US is not Europe. I fond it amusing the ridiculous image Europeans have of all Americans running around shooting thier neighbors. Thats hysterical. Yep, we just shoot each other for fun. Happens all the time. I actually met some idiot in the UK who thought that we shoot each other over parking spots. LMAO!!!!!!!!!1
Yes we hear quite a bit about americans. You know about "Bowling for columbine"? That movie had quite a bit of promotion.
Originally posted by Fry2
Actually, the heading of this thread is probably accurate. What other group in the world has an 80 MILLION man/woman standing army?
thats very cool
I have a sad story about my conditions here:
In my country there is a force called "home-protection guard" or something like that.
It consists of normal people, who have the duty to defend the country in case of a national emergency. They have their normal jobs and so on,.. and a rifle in the closet.
This is what the internationalists does not like, so when a jerk who trained his sharp-shooting abilities in the forest killed a guy who was walking by, they had the chance of cutting in this guard.
Since that time this "home-protection guard" got less and less personel.
The military is now using a smaller professional army to carry out missions concerning "terrorist crises".
And this professional force is not allowed to speak to the press/public about their orders or missions, before, under or after an assignment. This guys had to sign this contract if they still wanted to be able to support their families. (keep the job)
So the picture is like this: people have less and less power (in the physical level). And this power is transfered to the govenment. Its becoming a kindergarden where I, for one, dont trust the "adults" in charge.
That's a very good idea, Seekerof. I think all us CRAAAAZZYYY conservatives here on ATS should buy a big piece land here in Indian Territory and start us a sovereign nation...we can claim Indian heritage...Tribe of the Soggy Bottoms. No branch davidian stuff...everybody gets a musket, a long bow and a Rambo knife immediately after baptism.
We can grow hemp (and various varieties of same) to support our community and when those jack-booted feds drop by to check on us we'll be cordial and neighborly and wave 'em good-bye...as we sit on those sacks of seeds.
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.
In the context of the Constitution, phrases like "shall not be infringed," "shall make no law," and "shall not be violated" sound pretty unbendable, but the Supreme Court has ruled that some laws can, in fact, encroach on these phrases. For example, though there is freedom of speech, you cannot slander someone; though you can own a pistol, you cannot own a nuclear weapon.
Originally posted by Valhall
Yes, and if it is the way it is here...there, you know that if you are out on a country road and come up on a "blue tarp" you do not take the time to turn around...
you just throw her in reverse.