Originally posted by Sly1one
American here, this entire thread for the most part is a prime example of why I won't ever subscribe to any social government. Morons making
decisions based on their own "opinions" that directly and indirectly effect my life, my families life and my ability to protect myself and my family
and survive OTHER types of morons.
This thread is why I hate when people of any ilk speak on my behalf...EVER. This thread is why I for the most part believe in isolationism and
independence over all any and all other forms of "livelihood"
I don't think any self righteous holier than thou, fix the world, ignorant, arrogant, utopian brainwashed fool(s) should be able to have ANY say at
ALL about how I am allowed to live on this earth so long as I AM NOT exploiting or interfering with other's ability to do the same...and owning a gun
is not interfering with anyone's else livelihood.
Using it however might, but you just have to trust that I won't...if you don't trust me, that's fine, I don't trust you either...and that's why I
own a gun.
The notion that removing guns will decrease crime is a fallacy as once guns are removed as a "prime weapon" something else will replace it...knives
etc...once knives are outlawed, it will be clubs, once clubs are outlawed it will be rocks, once rocks are outlawed it will be fists and feet, and
once were all left unarmed and unlegged by those above self righteous holier than thou, fix the world, ignorant, arrogant, Utopian brainwashed fools
we won't be able to feed ourselves and will be left without a leg to stand on...
as other posters have said, if you want to take away my guns you better be willing to kill me with one to do so...and at that point you are nothing
but a hypocrite
You somehow mistakenly assume that only socialist governments hate guns, that only those on the left hate guns, that if you have any concern what so
ever with guns you must be a leftist commie wanting nothing but socialism and all the evil and poison and lack of freedoms that go with it.
You post shows how much you don not understand, and likely have no wish to even try and understand people and governments with a social conscience.
Sadly, your post is not terribly surprising, and no doubt someone can tell by your words where you stand on so many other "issues".
I am a left leaning centrist with many right leaning beliefs to, but just because I tend to lean left, (some would say I AM left) by no means I am a
moron, nor brainwashed, ignorant, arrogant, utopian, foolish, or many of the other epithets you are tossing around about people who do not believe
exactly as you do. Your post seems very partisan, and frankly, shows ignorance about what happens, or has happened in other countries. Many countries
have never had prolific firearm possession, such as Canada, so this is not an issue of the "taking away of guns" either.
Reading your post brings to mind the old adage,
The Quill is mightier than the sword
Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839
Some people escalate situations immediately to the highest level, pulling a gun because you are in my yard, not even knowing if you are a threat,
these are they type of people that scare me, they do not know how to deal with much without (or anything sometimes) escalating any situation to the
highest levels, and sadly, some places (and people) condone this, showing a complete disregard for the sanctity of life. These are the types of people
that scare me, and in my humble opinion, should not own guns, they lack the ability to escalate things in a reasonable manner, rather than turning
what might be simple situation, in to a threat of life situation.
I have sat at a traffic light before, and had someone "jump in" my car, it was not a car jacking, it was a friend out in the freezing winter, if I
had the mentality some here share, he would be dead, I would have pointless blood on my hands, all because I was scared of my own shadow, and felt the
need to escalate the situation to extremes before I even knew the whole situation, or threat level.
It does take some thought though, and reasoning to wield the "quill" in an effective manner. Ranting and tossing epithets around is not an effective
use of the "quill" in even the wildest of imaginations.