reply to post by rstregooski
No no no. My father had it on in another room, and I can hear it from there. Oh, and before you joke about my age, I'm 20 and home from University on
The issue was people using the 2nd amendment as a threat to politicians and authority officials rather than a granted right to protection. There is a
clear cut difference between protection and intimidation. Yes, many confuse the two, much like they do fear and respect. Their misunderstanding
doesn't change the fact of the matter.
Let's use an aide, shall we?
[in-tim-i-deyt] Show IPA
–verb (used with object), -dat·ed, -dat·ing.
to make timid; fill with fear.
to overawe or cow, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent, etc.
to force into or deter from some action by inducing fear: to intimidate a voter into staying away from the polls.
[pruh-tek-shuhn] Show IPA
the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm.
a thing, person, or group that protects: This vaccine is a protection against disease.
Insurance . coverage ( def. 1 ) .
money paid to racketeers for a guarantee against threatened violence.
bribe money paid to the police, politicians, or other authorities for overlooking criminal activity.
Economics . protectionism.
a document that assures safety from harm, delay, or the like, for the person, persons, or property specified in it.
Archaic . a document given by the U.S. customs authorities to a sailor traveling abroad certifying that the holder is a citizen of the U.S.
Now, just because one has similar traits to the other, does not make the two equal on any level. The second amendment gives us the right to protect
ourselves and our families, not to intimidate or induce fear into others.
Just my two cents, don't go crazy over it.