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I feel that in order to be a responsible citizen one needs to bear some of the responsibility of governance...
The OP has gotten himself very angry indeed about a writer taking an (admittedly strong) stance he doesn't agree with. Given the OP cheerfully throws around threats of violence, can he not understand why anti-gun people of all nationalities get fed up of their views being countered with veiled or open threats about how gun ownership is the most effective way to silence them. Whilst (I think) most people are joking, it's not hard to find yourself wondering about some comments given how outraged certain posters become at the mere suggestion that there should be any limit at all about the sort of gun they can own.
The American Constitution is a great thing, but don't let the Second Amendment become worth more than the First.
Secondly, whilst not an American myself, I can't understand how taking an anti-gun position is in any way unpatriotic. Protection from tyranny, blah blah blah - but none of the people who consider blind defense of gun ownership somehow 'patriotic' never seem to wonder why many normal people oppose guns. Those people aren't TPTB, or part of some 'tyranny' (whatever that means)... it might be that they've personally witnessed the way a civilian held gun can tear a family apart, seen their local area fall prey to gun violence. That sort of # makes people angry - even to the point where they're happy to lose their 'right' because they don't think it's worth it on balance. A patriot wants his people to succeed, remain safe and prosper together - the American way, surely.
Originally posted by JarheadFidelis
reply to post by Monger
I believe threatening to drag people behind a pick up is considered a terroristic threat and therefore illegal
Yea this is for teachers and faculty which I think is a step in the right direction but offering training to everyone regardless of profession is a wise idea as well.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
After reading the original article I think you guys need to simmer down a little, It is fine the OP cherry picked passages from it to make it seem more than it is but some of you guys need to know that threatening people online is illegal and can get this yourself and this site in trouble.
I wonder how many of you secretly want people to try and take your guns so you can pretend to be a bad ass.
“Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.” “And if that didn’t work,” Kaul concludes, “I’d adopt radical measures.”