Originally posted by Beaux
There is always the assumption that every "non criminal" is alike in regards to weapons and that is simply not true. Just because you would
not use a weapon to murder another, that does not mean that others will not do so. Having limitless weapons available for everyone would turn most
places into the wild west again. We could have disagreements taken to a whole new (old) level with duels and gunfights.
Most murders in this country are committed by those that know their victims. Not having a gun at the time won't stop that since many are committed
without firearms (beating, strangulation, knifing, etc.). But too many think that if everyone would just strap on a sidearm that everyone would be
safer. Yet, the next time some guy gets angry or drunk, the fist being thrown could easily just be a bullet being fired. We have seen it in road rage
incidents and drunken disagreements. We have seen it with guys shooting kids for walking across their lawns. We have seen it with the "normal guy"
down the street that shoots his whole family. We have seen it with the "regular joe" that goes back to his workplace after being fired only to
With power comes responsibility. And that is where the problem lays. There are far too many people that are NOT responsible with guns and as
long as that problem exists, then we all must be a bit more willing to understand that it is not a black and white solution regardless of what our
Founding Fathers intended.
You scare me. You really do. I live in mortal fear of my life because of that line of thought. Ok, maybe not my life, but my freedom, at any rate.
Let's just license the entire bill of rights, ok?
First amendment: anyone in possession of a mouth, must either turn it in or be background-checked and licensed. Failure to do so will constitute a
felony, punishable by law. Anyone who says something stupid can have their license revoked, and their mouth confiscated.
Second amendment: currently under discussion.
Third amendment: any soldier, at any time, may take up residence in your house, whether you like it or not, unless you are the proud owner of a
"soldiers keep out" license.
Fourth amendment: A license may be obtained, at nominal cost, to prevent police from entering and ransacking your house at will. Failure to obtain
said license constitutes your agreement to allow random searches of your house, day or night, home or not. Said license may be revoked for egregious
violations of law, such as parking ticket (second offense or higher) or failure to comply with licensing requirements of the first amendment, and then
posting on a message board. Revocation of any other amendment licenses will automatically trigger revocation of this license, since the offender
obviously bears watching.
Fifth amendment: Persons without this license would be subject to summary pickup and harassment by the authorities. Perhaps issuance of this license
should trigger the revocation of a 4th amendment license, since anyone seeking protection from the law obviously plans on doing something unlawful,
and bears watching.
Sixth amendment: Persons without this valuable license waive all right to trial by jury. It may only be revoked for unlawful conduct. Anyone demanding
a trial by jury without this license is guilty of a felony, conviction to be issued by a judge (of our choice, of course). Anyone applying for this
license is probably up to no good, and bears further watching. Hence, any 4th amendment license in possession of said applicant shall be surrendered
to the state upon application for a 6th amendment license.
yeah, I think this is a great idea. Looking at the licenses for these other amendments, perhaps one can see the ridiculousness of a 2nd amendment