posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 08:03 PM
I'm a staunch supporter of the 2nd amendment. I make no apologies for my rigid stance. When debating with others, I'll make a few important points
and then it's something you either understand and respect or you don't. I will look at you with the same concern and disappointment a father sees
in a naive ignorant child that thinks they know better and dismisses your wisdom.
You should know that hunting and self defense are not the reasons we have the 2nd amendment. Maintaining an armed citizenry allows us to defend
against and give pause to tyrannical governments that would just as soon strip you of all power, privacy and resources for any given reason at any
given time. History is full of examples of how disarming the population is a crucial step in gaining control.
Any excuse will be used, even now, we are one catastrophe away from martial law and the end of "civilization" as you know it. After Katrina,
government knocked on doors, striped citizens of their weapons at gunpoint and then left them to fend for themselves. Thousands were locked in the
super dome where people were raped, robbed and even killed, helpless to stop it. It happened, it's not a theoretical scenario, it's all too real
for those that went through it and it should serve as a warning. What do you think would happen on a national scale? You've seen what happens even
when resources get a little scarce, people get very ugly very quickly.
Contrary to what many believe, government is not here to protect you, they are here to control you. We've already tolerated far too much from
government. Nazi style "where are your papers" when traveling, and soon to be expanded random checkpoints and searches, warrant-less everything all
in the name of whatever cause or boogeyman. None of us wanted any of these wars, ridiculous laws or the myriad of other things government has imposed
on us, yet here they are, right in your face. The "power" of elections is being given nothing but bad choices from a rigged system and then being
told you have yourself to blame for the problems that "choice" brings.
Will there be more tragic gun violence in the future? Probably. Is it worth destroying a nation of hundreds of millions and the remaining freedom it
fought so hard for? No, it is not. Freedom has a price, you enjoy all the benefits it brings, and in turn you have to endure some of the pain. You
don't sacrifice freedom for safety or eventually you'll have neither. That's not just some antiquated phrase to be selectively ignored by people
who have no real sense of self reliance.
But the real point I want to make is that no matter your view. When and if the time comes, people like me will be defending not only those that
supported the 2nd amendment, but yes, even you that would fight against our rights today. In the end, you are my brothers. When criminals come,
either in jackboots or gang colors, I'll fight for you, your family and anyone else.