posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 08:39 AM
In my opinion, you are playing the devil's advocate....more literally than figuratively Those who believe in the New World Order and the conspiracy
theories behind that may be cringing at your words. Canada is for all intents and purposes a crown colony of England, which long ago took away the
guns of its subjects in order to prevent any rebellions.
Had the Native American Indians had guns, they would have had a better chance in preventing the Europeans from taking the North American continent,
which would mean NO Canada and NO United States of America.
Had the every African possessed a musket or gun, most likely they would have not been enslaved by Europeans and sent to the "New World" (North
America). For those that want to mince words, yes, I am aware that some african tribal kings help enslave black africans from other tribes.
Had the average German possessed a gun, there may have been a significant resistance to the Nazis, and then no concentration camps and death camps.
In America, "good" people that have guns rarely (if at all) commit crimes and rarely murder. Those that do murder of course are not "good"
people. We also know that a person interested in a life of crime can always get a gun. If they cannot steal a gun from an honest person, it wold not
be difficult to sneak up behind a policeman, hit him/her on the head and take the gun.
As one that has studied the martial arts, I would prefer to be assaulted by someone with a gun rather than a knife. Shooting accurately at a moving
target requires a lot of skill. On the oherhand, being assaulted by someone that knows how to use a knife, one sweep (as opposed to a stab) of the
knife can easily incapacitate a person doing much more damage than a single bullet.
It has been quite a while since I actually looked at murder statistics (about 10 years). Last I heard, the golf club was no. 3 on the list of murder
As many have tried to explain in many posts here, the reason we have the 2nd Amendment in the USA is to ensure that our goverment nor any other
government could make us slaves. England had enslaved 1/3 of the world at one time. In modern times, it could be said they don't enslave by force,
but instead enslave by using debt. In fact, that is why the American Revolution took place, because King George III was enslaving the people with
debt and control of the money supply...and if the early Americans did not pay, then the British used force.
And many of us Americans are already enslaved. Many of us work jobs that we don't really like and pay 65% of our income in some kind of tax(income
taxes, property taxes, gasoline taxes, sales taxes, alcohol taxes, cigarette taxes, and so on). And iwe pay higher prices for goods and services
because we also pay the taxes for corporations. Corporations do not really pay taxes. They do on paper and tax filings but they don't in reality.
If taxes go up on a corporation, that increase is then transferred back to us people who buy the goods and services of the corporation. It is an easy
concept...Let's say as an exmaple that you have a restaurant business, and you make 1 dollar profit on every hamburger you sell. That profit is to
pay your employees, pay yourself so that you can feed and clothe your family. Then your taxes go up, you need increase the the price of the hamburger
so that you continue to make 1 dollar on each hamburger so that you can continue to feed and cloth your family, and pay your employees...right?
Believe it or not, I do not currently own a gun. Considering the political and economic climate, I should, but I don't. Plus, I am getting to the
age where I am not as strong nor as quick as once was. I don't intend to go out and kill anyone. I only want to be able to protect myself and my
family from anyone that wants to enslave us, murder us, or steal our food.