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Originally posted by DrLeary
I've asked this before, and I'll ask again. WHEN is you beloved militia going to rise up and save the day? WHEN??? And how on earth do you plan on doing this with guns? Democracy was established so you wouldn't have to listen to the guys with the most guns, but rather the majority of the population. Show me how you having a dozen assault rifles make ANY difference to what the politicians pass into law. You can put your foot down all you want, barricade yourself with your guns and demand freedom, but in the end they will simply shoot you and write you off as another loonie no matter if you have RPGs and flamethrowers for that sake!
We don't want a democracy, we want a constitutional republic, which is what we HAD when the country was founded. Where we have "unalienable" rights, that are spelled out in the Bill of Rights. Including the 2nd amendment.
Unalienable. Cannot be taken or given away.
A "democracy" is 2 wolves and a sheep voting on whats for dinner.
I want to be a sheepdog.
Originally posted by wswbkbroiler
mi·li·tia /mɪˈlɪʃə/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[mi-lish-uh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1. a body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies.
2. a body of citizen soldiers as distinguished from professional soldiers.
3. all able-bodied males considered by law eligible for military service.
4. a body of citizens organized in a paramilitary group and typically regarding themselves as defenders of individual rights against the presumed interference of the federal government.
Originally posted by MCory1
Or is that just "taking it too far"? Hell, the constitution was written at a time when you were lucky your musket didn't backfire and kill you. I really doubt they had any idea of the weaponry we'd come up with--I'm pretty sure the thought of having to limit a rifle to three-shot bursts was all but inconceivable at a time when reloading your gun after every single shot was just the nature of war.
Ahh, but there were cannons and bombs, "rockets red glare" and all that.
The requirement to keep and bear arms still applied.
And still does today.
The idea was to not let the government have overwhelming superiority, which it does and has done for a hundred years or better.
I double-dog-dare you to shoot down a fully loaded F-18 with your "assault" rifle.
Originally posted by ANNED
the cops can not do fingerprinting inn the field so they are released.