posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 02:20 PM
reply to post by CosmicCitizen
Good response. Thanks indeed.
FWIW, I support stronger gun controls in America, but recognise the impossibility of an outright ban. Although it's very different to the UK, I can
also appreciate that home protection / hunting / sport etc are fully legitimate firearm requirements - even if I wouldn't indulge myself.
I remain curious about the 'tyranny' that I've read so much about defending against on here. It seems to be very loosely defined. Obviously I
understand it in the sense of an American Hitler rising to power or somesuch, but surely the massive civil liberties restrictions of the Patriot Act
was little short of tyranny. Hell, we have a similar (although nowhere near as wide ranging) act in the UK, and it scares me to death - even if we did
kick out one of the most sinister long term elements of it. Not with guns either, it has to be said. Sense prevailed.
I just don't understand why this American Militia - so committed to protecting freedom - did nothing to oppose such a dramatic curtailing of your
rights. Is it simply because it couldn't be shot at and operates in a way that can't be seen with eyes or heard by ears?
Either way, people in the US and Europe have much to worry about with regards to liberties. I just feel that the Patriot act is the most rights
denying action in recent American history.