posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 09:24 PM
The use of guns for "sporting" activities is a red herring. Of course people have the right to keep and bear arms for "sporting" activities, but
when it comes to the debate on the regulation and banning of fire arms, it is almost always the side advocating regulation and banning that speak to
the "sporting" activities of gun owners, as if we the people do not have the right to keep and bear arms to defend ourselves, not just from common
criminals, hoodlums, and thugs, but from tyrannical governments, including and especially our own.
When taken in the context of defending oneself from tyrannical governments, it is not just guns that become necessary to keep and bear, in this modern
age, it would seem to be most prudent to keep and bear ballistic missiles and even a nuclear arsenal. How terrifying is that? Of course, that I
believe is the most salient point of the 2nd Amendment, even if it is not express, but merely implicit. Whatever "right" a nations military has to
weapons, the people have, and if the people have no right to nuclear weapons or biological weapons, then neither do their military's.
It is rare, if ever, that someone arguing that all guns should be banned will agree that this includes the guns that government use, and I have never
seen someone arguing that guns should be banned begin their argument with the understanding that we have a very serious problem of nuclear and
biological weapons amassed across the world in the hands of governments that are flat out criminal. What I am saying is that most people who argue
for the banning of guns seemingly have no problems with their own government not only keeping guns, but nuclear and biological weapons as well. These
people are not pacifists, they are not Utopian peace mongers, they are sycophants of tyranny, and they have taken their lessons from Sun Tzu, Von
Clauswitz and other military strategists, and understand that the first thing one wants to do when engaging the enemy, is to disarm them.
In a nation where the ownership of guns has been a long held and cherished right, when people begin arguing that these gun owners should have their
guns taken away from them, it should be no doubt how these gun owners are viewed, and that is as the enemy.
I am a writer, and have lived by the firm belief that the pen is mightier than the sword, and I do not like guns. I have never owned a gun. I hope
to God I never have to own a gun. This doesn't mean I believe guns should be banned. On the contrary, I fully understand why guns are necessary,
and in this day age, that necessity sure as hell ain't because of "sporting" activities.