posted on Jul, 22 2012 @ 02:44 AM
Originally posted by WillHal1000
People commenting here for stricter gun control laws FAIL to realize the only reason for the 2nd Amendment is so people can be armed to the teeth
against a tyrannical government.
This argument is completely bogus in the 21st-century. What good are a bunch of rednecks with crappy little Wal-Mart peashooters going to be against
the might of the US (or another country's) military ?
For this Second Amendment justification to hold water, local militias would have to have the most up to date advances in military weaponry over the
years, such as tanks, APCs, surface-to-air missiles, fighter jets, chemical warheads, etc. But I highly doubt that citizens have a legal ''right''
to possess most of these.
Also to debunk other general points that crop up in gun control debates:
Firstly, the argument that the ''bad guys will always get guns''. All of the spree/rampage killings in the UK in recent years have been instigated
by legal gun owners, just as Breivik legally owned his guns. It is almost unheard of for a mass shooting to be conducted by someone who owns their
Secondly, the claim that ''people will just murder each other with knives and bats instead''. If you compare the murder rate in the UK and US
(excluding firearms murders), then the UK still has a lower murder rate, suggesting that the lack of availability of firearms doesn't create a huge
spike in murders with other instruments. The points which people miss about guns, as opposed to other weapons, is the impersonal nature of them, and
the ease in which you can kill or maim someone with them. Any coward can pull a trigger at a remote target.
Thirdly, the argument that if everyone carried a gun then it would be safer as they could stop someone shooting up a place at an earlier stage. This
is ridiculous. How would the average passer-by know who was the ''goody guy'' and who was the ''bad guy'' ? Also, as I understand it, there is
no legal necessity to gain firearm proficiency before you can own one, so one wannabe Rambo may cause far more harm than good in trying to take down
the shooter. All in all, the more people who carry guns in public, the bigger potential for a monumental clusteryouknowwhat to occur.