reply to post by Juggernog
Obsess over? Its clearly written. .
Yes, obsess over, the lack of understanding of the 2nd Amendment by gun rights supporters as you have plainly demonstrated by your parsing of what I
have written. Gun rights supporters also parse the 2nd Amendment and omit the first part of that important text.
Often times gun rights supporters oversimplify their argument by simply saying "What part of SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED don't you understand?".
Which my response is always the same, the part where you neglect to mention the well regulated
militia being necessary for a free state.
See, being a gun owner also brings with it the responsibility of being part of the militia. It is our greatest defense in this country for the
citizenship to be armed. It makes it a very stupid idea for a foreign power to invade this country. As an invading army would not only have to contend
with the military and local police forces, but also the private citizenry who include not only rednecks, gang members, faux military morons, hunters,
and firearm enthusiasts.
But, instead of realizing the importance of that, gun rights advocates somehow believe that their responsibility is to gun down their fellow
countrymen. As this is a country by the people and for the people, taking up arms against the government as gun rights advocates believe is their
destiny is of course treason of the highest order against the Constitution and the people of this great nation.
As the intended targets of many of these gun rights advocates are elected officials, gun rights advocates say in a loud clear voice that they do not
respect the will of the people and instead want some sort of fascist ideology to dominate this great nation. These people do not respect the will of
the people of this nation and instead want to take away the rights of the people and impose their own will upon the citizens.
This is why gun rights advocates are people to be wary of. Self defense is all well and good. But it crosses a distinct line when those same people
want to force their will by means of violence on the citizens of this nation they claim to want to free.
edit on 13-1-2013 by HauntWok because: (no reason given)