Originally posted by taccj9903
I don't think it has anything to do with society allowing people to arm themselves. They can arm themselves with or without the help of societies
I agree. Murder happens all over the world every day. How difficult would it be for someone to use chemicals, a vehicle, or a knife?
But although I agree with your sentiment, I go back and forth on this issue of gun ownership.
The intention was to allow the US people to remain armed so that they could overthrow their government if it ever became tyrannical.
I'm afraid that time has long ago passed.
The US federal government is responsible for assassinations around the world, indefinite detention without trial, torture of prisoners and lying to
their own people. The federal government has become a monster already, and the Patriot Act should have been just that - a time for the real Patriot to
Act to prevent the biggest attack on the freedoms of Americans ever witnessed.
Even when the US government decided to give your money to the bankers, no one bothered to even protest it in any significant way. That's like sitting
back and watching someone walk into your house to start stealing from you, and then helping them carry the TV out to their car!
Even if the people did use that right to remove their government, how do we think that would go? Is anything the people have really going to even make
a dent in the drones flying overhead, the tanks on the streets, the media manipulation?
The idea that a few citizens with glorified BB guns can overthrow a federal government armed to the teeth is so ridiculous now it holds no water at
So for those who think they own a gun for that reason, grow up, it's not going to happen, it's not an excuse.
As for it being the "right" of Americans to own some of the most destructive weapons from a battle field, when your constitution was written the
most powerful weapon was a cannon. Do you REALLY think that if some of the weapons you have access to now were around back then they would have let
you have them?
That's just insane! There is no reason for an American citizen to have access to a weapon that can kill hundreds of people every minute. There is
ABSOLUTELY NO JUSTIFICATION for that at all. All those Americans in your history books would feel exactly the same way about that, and if you deny it
you're a bigger idiot than I give you credit for.
Ultimately, I am for gun ownership, but not just any guns. I'm for gun ownership simply because it would be almost impossible for things to change in
any meaningful way in America when it comes to this.
But I do think there should be tighter controls. And I definitely think that those who preach about them being able to overthrow tyranny better STFU.
If you can't even be bothered to protest, you have no right to be quoting that idea.