Originally posted by RANT
If yes to all, then tell me where you ARE for gun restrictions... because at some point everyone is.
At the risk of loosing all credibility and being called insane for being a libertarian, I am not for gun control EVER!
Try to throw one at me, if you are so confidant "everyone is."
Tanks, howitzers, dosn't matter. A government is "The People", right? So what do THE PEOPLE have to fear from THE PEOPLE. Even if one man could
build an army of 10,000 Americans, they would not succed in storm DC without the backing of the American people. There are too many of us. Not to
mention the logistics of building a force like that without detection would take longer than one mans life, making it near to impossible.
So what do we have to fear? Do you realy think the guy next door is going to shell out millions for a modern main battle tank, tens of thousands for a
round for it, and then have an accidental discharge and blow up your house? If you owned a tank would do that? ask 100 people that question and the
answer will always be no. So what makes us so arrogant that we think we wouldnt, but everyone else will. Do you believe that people are for the most
part good and will do the right thing? I think that has alot to do with most of the gun control issues. I trully believe that as a whole, given true
freedom and liberty, our society, while it may not be the ultra rich super power it is today, would shine like never before.
So far as changing the topic goes, I was simply responding to your questions.
Someone, anyone tell me why background checks, waiting periods and safety devices are bad?
so I told you about how Philip Russell Coleman could still be alive today if not for the backround checks and waiting periods.
Please dont ask a question then bag on me for showing enough respect to answer it. Also, you seem to be simply stating your opinion as your argument,
as if to say "this is what I believe, and if you dont see it you must be insane
" but then ofer nothing to back it up. I trully participate
here to hear the opinions of different people as well as the REASON THEY THINK THAT, for without reason it means nothing. If anything is, as you like
to label, insane wouldnt it be the ideal that simply states idea without stating why? I can at least show enough faith in your ability to think
rationaly to EXPLAIN my veiw, as will any real libertarian. We didnt get all these "insane" and unorthodox veiws by being stubborn or
Heres one for you, says more than I could (i tend to be longwinded) faster about the crazy libertarian issue. "You need only reflect that one of the
best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in
the great struggle for independence." - Charles A. Beard (1874-1948)
I think it is wonderfull that you dont want ban all guns. Just remember when you are thinking about how, as you said, people get stuck on this one
issue, that it is the most important one, and for good reason. without the means to defend yourself, you are slave. slaves have no rights. try
standing up to armed opressors and telling them you have the right to say whatever you want. wont work without some freinds and some guns. so how will
you secure your other rights when your second amendment rights are gone? Ask any elderly Jew if they thought German Jews would have been better off if
each one of them had a handgun. I can tell you what the answer will be.
Just remember, the second gives you the capacity to keep secure all other rights. if you trust our gov. would never take them away even if we had no
guns, you can share the same belief and fate of the 20 or so million killed by stalin, of course he just wanted the guns to make it safer for
once you cant stand up for your right, you are the mercy of those who "decide" your rights.