posted on Apr, 15 2003 @ 03:12 AM
I see your point, but where you come from is not here.
I have weapons. My neighbor has them, too. As a matter of fact, all my neighbors do.
At the place where I work, the only ones that do not have wepons in the vehicles in the parking lot are the security guards, ironically.
My friends are all crack shots. Come to think of it, so are the people with which I do not get along.
In our highschool we have a Junior ROTC program that has a competion marksmanship team. These kids will place bullseyes in bullseyes all day long.
By the way, they are all well-adjusted kids and are all on the A and B honor roll.
The other day my wife and I went to the sherriff's office to renew our pistol permits (not because it is the constitutional thing to do, it's not,
but the money goes to the sherriff's fund for whatever his department needs) and the phone rang. It was somebody who'd moved here from another
state. They asked where to go to register their weapons. The deputy's response was, "Register your weapons? This isn't a communist state, we do
not register weapons here in this state!"
No other citizen in any other nation should ever want this nation to not have the citizen armed. We stand between you and the most highly advanced
military ever known. Likewise, no rational American citizen should ever want to lose the 2nd Amendment as the armed citizen is the only thing that
stands between tyranny and freedom.
So what if the military is the best trained and equiped? Remember two things about that when you think we are no match for the military:
The military in this nation is a citizen soldier. They are all volunteers, and they all live in this nation, and so do their familiy and friends.
Most have no intention of making the military a career. While the army may be a standing one, the individual soldier is not.
Another thing is the fact that we outnumber the military in such a manner that it is not even funny. We live among the soldiers, we are around the
bases, even working on the bases. What is the possible tyrant to do, unleash the military on itself, its own family and friends and neighborhoods?
That is why Abe Lincoln said the best thing we could hope for is an armed society. Do you think that it would do good for the tyrant if he
demoralized the military in such a manner, and at the same time killed off millions of the nation's workers? Seriously.
Another thing to remember is a large chunk of the civilian population is prior service. It isn't as if all are just bumpkins with squirrel
If you are really that worried about the American population and if you are really worried about the safety of people over here, demand that the
automobile be taken away from us. Heck, demand that just about any recreation be taken away from us, those things all have a higher associated death
rate than the firearm.
You are falling into the Mickael Learn trap. He is Hillary's guru, by the way. He instigated the big "Saturday Night Special" crap back in the
'70's. Remember it? I do. Every night Crfonkite pushed that crap. It didn't catch on because the average Amercian knew better than that. His
latest big push was the "assualt weapon" crap. No such animal. Any weapon with which I use to "assault" with would be one. But the shadowed
figure of the weapon seemed to get the public's attention long enough for some bills to be passed through under last decade's democratic government.
Did it help crime? Of course not. Neither of my "assault weapons" hurt anyone before, and haven't since. What weapoins are the favorites of the
gang-bangers? Not the AK-47 or the Mini-14, and certainly not the weapons of choice of the burglar or the robber. Get real. The aim (pardon the
pun) was not to disarm the criminal, but the citizen. Pay attention, there is only one test, and it will be the Final!
The crap you see on CNN and ABS is propaganda, trying to make an issue out of a non-issue. The idea is to disarm the American people. We stand
between your happiness and your worst fears, yet you sit on the side of the potential enemy. You blow my mind.
Abstract, reread the above. Knock off the ethnic thing. It has nothing to do with that. Quit letting them pull their devisive tactics, we all swim
or sink together. "They" have kept us at odds for sevferal decades now, and it is to their advantage, not ours.