The gun control issue isn't about guns...its about control. Its about scared people wanting control (or the illusion of it) of other people who might
potentially harm them...To them I say control is an illusion and the fact crime STILL hasn't been stomped out and murder still happens regardless of
ALL efforts ever devised should illustrate that pretty clearly...
The contention isn't about guns...or death...those are points within the argument but its not really what people are arguing over. What is the real
Safety-Security mindset (anti-gun) Vs. Freedom-Liberty mindset. (pro-gun)
you see back in the days when dictators/tyrants/kings were noobs and were hard-handed and out in the open people had an overwhelming desire for
freedom-liberty to escape that oppression. This is what apparently inspired the creation of the US the constitution, the declaration of independence
and the bill of rights.
Over time as freedom was had in this new "world" the consequence of those freedoms were becoming very apparent and the solutions to these inherent
consequences of freedom are ALWAYS...and I mean ALWAYS more control, regulation ultimately leading into oppression back into dictators/tyrants/kings
and back into authoritarian based societies.
This is the ebb and flow of society/government etc.
more freedom bring less freedoms which bring more freedoms which bring less freedoms and its a viscous cycle brought to you by the two hemispheres of
the brain that reduce reality into polar opposite problem solving skills. Which really if you were to look at humanity at a glance...would have
accomplished absolutely nothing in the entirety of its existence...pretty pathetic if you ask me.
Anyway back to my original point...the issue isn't guns...its not even death...or massacres. The issue is safety/security fighting
freedoms/liberties...this is the foundation upon which everyone here is ultimately arguing.
The problem with this problem is for whatever reason the "solution" has to be an all eggs in one basket approach...its everyone or no one...its either
this or that...
I heard an anti-gun proponent suggest gun owners get their own island...which I found comical because that's exactly what I'm talking about. The gun
owners proponents are arguing upon the principals of freedom and liberty...not guns...in which case THEY DID find an island...(well not an actual
island) but they established a land
that's principals were based in freedom/liberty and it has been infested with the opposing mindset of safety and security.
Even if gun owners find another land (assuming anything is left) to yet try and setup principals of freedom/liberty it would be naive to assume that
safety and security wouldn't infest that landscape as well.
The free world isn't rainbows and unicorns (neither is any world for that matter)...its messy and has issues...but at least in that world you are
History repeats itself for far more underlying reasons that people simply not learning from it...it repeats itself because humanity is absolutely
insane with its circular nature of black and white problem solving.
So lets stop beating around the bush here...lets start discussing the real issues were all concerned with at the core...safety and security vs
freedoms and liberties...which world are we going to live in?
edit on 2-1-2013 by Sly1one because: (no reason given)