Originally posted by projectvxn
Originally posted by Starchildren
A bunch of people were killed, a baby, a child, and many wounded and all that people can do is worry about losing their guns.
When tragedies are used to further the erosion of our rights it is a legitimate concern.
I feel for the families. And God only knows that had I been there my weapon would be hot from firing back.
But the fact of the matter is, these events are RARE. There are 330 million people in the US. 270 million guns, and roughly one third of the
population own guns.
To collectively punish all of us who own guns because of what CRIMINALS AND PSYCHOS do is not only unfair, it is a violation of everything this
country is supposed to be about.
Everyone believes in individual rights...Until it's something they don't like. Then they forget about individual rights and start talking about
collective punishment. It's sad, pathetic, and should be worrisome to anyone who values their rights.
Yet whenever something like this happens, and the talk of gun restriction/abolishment comes up, all the Americans on here scream and shout "OH BUT WE
NEED OUR GUNS TO STOP THE GOVERNMENT FROM MAKING US SLAVES!!!! YOU CAN PRY MY GUNS OUT OF MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!!"
Well last time I checked, not 1 single American has gone to the White House to stop Obama/Bush/Clinton, or any other President for that matter, from
taking away your supposed freedoms, with a rifle in their hands. And you know what? Not one will ever do that. Why? Because they would be shot down in
the middle of the street by the Secret Service, the Police, or any other number of Security personnel they have working there.
The sad thing is, every day we hear from Americans how they will use Firearms to stop the US Government from being tyrannical. And how they will use
them to "keep the freedom alive", and to make sure the Constitution is never abolished. But not once have we seen "a well regulated Militia" storm
the Government to stop them from implementing supposed Draconian laws that have been passed, like the Patriot Act. Instead, all we saw and heard was
how much the US Government is the new Nazi regime, and alot of people bitching and moaning about how it got passed. Did anyone rise up then to stop
the Government??? And has anyone else done anything when other bad laws have been passed?
The argument of "we need our guns to protect our freedoms, and to stop the Government from ever becoming a dictatorship!!!!!" has been done to
death. America has become the land of the sheep, the land of the lawsuit, and the land of the celebrity. At the end of the day, America will self
destruct, just like Rome did, and when the smoke has cleared, and Americans are wondering where it all went wrong, maybe then you will realise that
constant wars, violence, and the use of firearms will be on of the major factors that has lead to said downfall.
I can't remember who said it, but this quote sums it up perfectly - "There are too many stupid people these days. I'm not saying it should be a
crime punishable by death, but maybe we should just take the warning labels off everything, and let the problem sort itself out........"