Many peace loving liberals deplore the 2nd admendment and claims that there is no war in USA today to justify rifles for civilians.
But that is only missing the point. The 2nd admendment is there to prevent such an eventuality from happening. There were times in American history
when the nation was only inches away from another civil war, such as the recent scare of President Obama being re-elected, and some right wingers
within states were calling for secession, armed to the hilt ready for it.
One of the reasons the movement failed was because EVERYONE else whom wanted to stay united too had a rifle to fight back. The cost is too high. Saner
In Syria today, the rebels had been pleading for basic arms for 2 long years to fight against the govt that had turned rogue. Nobody before 2011 would
believe the Syrian govt would slaughter its own citizens. But it happened. And the unarmed or little armed syrians watched their loved ones bombed and
shot out of existance, by the thousands.
The cost of an AR 15 is est $500. To equip a civilian army of 200 million citizens will be $100 billion. Include in rounds and it will cost even more.
In a time of national emergency, such funds nor the production will be on time before thousands die.
Thus, the founding fathers place the 2nd amendment there, for patriotic americans to use their free will to arm themselves. As they are buying it on
their own, they cost the state nothing. Furthermore, owners will clean, maintain and even upgrade those weapons themselves.
Rifles are power, and with power comes responsibilities. Education on its uses and responsibilities are the way to ensure safety of such rights.
Some claimed that gun homocide cases are staggering in USA, and blame gun ownership as the cause., and cite statistics of high gun homocide as the
cause of murders, distracting others from realizing that OTHER forms of tool use happens too in homocide cases.
Thing is, regardless if it was a gun or a chicken bone forced down the throat of a victim, murder is still murder. Thus, look upon murders as the
incident and not the tool use to lay blame. Otherwise we will not be able to realistically end murders.
Some claim that NOT all mentally ill persons are mass murderers. That is true, but no rational human being will say killers of innocent men, women and
children in peacetime are sane humans.
It is high time society itself takes responsibility for the rehabilitation of the mentall ill or severely depressed individuals, espacially american
churches, with 95% americans being christians. It is from religion that the sanctity of human life as well as moral and ethical guidelines are derived
The churches have a lot of explaining to do, as many christians had decided to seek divine help on their own and no longer trust the fellowship of the
churches, more so when the churches had only shown their greed for power and wealth, and fundamentalism that is irrelevant to a growing and
Some whom faith are very strong, are able to strike it out on their own with the Temple of God being within themselves, and not in some guilded
superstructure filled with hypocrites who call themselves 'christians' but inwardly, have emptiness filled only with greed and selfishness.
Some whom faith are not that strong, easily susceptable to other corruptive influences, gets manipulated and drift even further from the congregation
of God and humanity.
However, no matter what one believes, there is NO mainstream religions that calls for the destruction of humanity. Sanctity of life and the simple
Golden Rule is always taught, and inherent, even amongst sane atheists.
For those with mental problems are only our fellow humans, as long as they had not hurt or harm anyone, and deserving of our help. In begins in their
child hood, where discriminations and bullying takes place, building up and repressing them into sad individuals in life.
Rather than to take the chicken and blind way out by hoping legislation will end evil, let us reflect upon ourselves if evil came from within
ourselves, and find ways to eradicate it so that we may all progress and evolve.
It was no coincidence that 2 mass killings happen nearly at the same time. One in China and another in US Newtown. For the religious faithfuls, divine
messages had been sent. Regardless if gun or knives are used, mass murdering will still occur. Thus it is the mass murderer we should be focussing on
to resolve the problem, and not on the tool....
edit on 17-12-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)