reply to post by Gauss
2nd Amendment Discussion after today's Shootings in Connecticut.
The problem is NOT guns, let me explain why. Guns, like baseball bats, golf clubs, fireplace pokers, samurai swords, bowling balls, potato launchers,
cars - trucks - boats - RV's - airplanes, bows and arrows, kitchen knives and so on and so forth, are just tools that are used to do particular
things. When these tools are used improperly, people get hurt. Now, its not the tools that are to blame. Its the IDIOTS operating the tools. So,
please understand, it is NOT GUNS that are dangerous, they are only tools, it is the IDIOTS MISUSING them. For every group of statistics that you can
quote that prove your position, I can give you 10x more that prove mine. So where does that leave us? At a stalemate of sorts. Who is right and Who is
Confiscation of Guns would make the founding fathers roll over in their graves. They gave us the 2nd Amendment so that :
0. We could hunt for food
1. We could defend ourselves
2. We could defend our families
3. We could defend our country
4. We could defend our property
5. We could take down TYRANTS and TYRANNY.
You fail to understand that when our families came here from Great Britian, King George did not allow them to own weapons because if he did, they
would have executed him for the rotten crap that he pulled on them in an abuse of power.
So, they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights to guarantee that we would indeed never have to suffer the pain of TYRANNY again.
If every person age 18 or older were required to buy, register and carry a concealed weapon, we would have a lot less crime than we do today. Think of
this, that 20 yr old is seen walking up to the school armed to the teeth. Teacher alerts other teachers and before he has a chance to enter the
school, they've drawn their weapons on him and possibly disabled him or killed him saving 26 lives in the process. A guy walks into a bar or stop n
go store and pulls a gun. 3 people inside are also armed. He backs down immediately or dies.
These are the things that we are faced with every single day. However, in states where guns are very prevalent, there is very little crime. Statistics
on Australia after their forced gun grab indicate crime has risen tremendously since it took place. Before that, there was very little crime at
So you see, statistics are numbers meant to support which ever side they are made for.
The bottom line, if you give up your right to bear arms, you walk right into the hands of TYRANNY without a way to end it.