reply to post by CosmicEgg
Do let me as OP, to step in for a moment.
I understand your frustration and genuine concerns.
Equally too, do I share your emotions, and wish there were NO weapons that would hurt and harm another.
But,....we must sadly be realistic today. We are not living in Utopia. We mankind had made much achievement in science and tech, but socially, some
are still just only one step away from the jungles.
We can easily stripped humanity of guns and rifles, as some supposedly 'evolved' nations had done, BUT,.....had it ended violence by other tools?
None. Many precious lives get snuffed by other means, often unreported.
Only the law abidding and responsible civilised citizens follow societal laws, but unfortunately, beasts still exists within our society, from the
poverty strickened lowly criminal striking back, to the insane, to the greedy corrupted rich man hell bent on dominating and shaping humanity to his
own personal view.
And it is they whom will and had disregarded societal laws, save those that that suits only them, and will only try to impose their own laws upon
society, but only with a disarmed and toothless populution to prevent resistance.
The founding fathers were pragmatists and understood human nature very well, thus their emplacement of the 2nd amendment into the sacred Constitution,
not just for themselves, but for ALL future generations of americans, so that each american may protect themselves , their loved ones, their friends
and nation from the likes of the anti-society of any form, domestic or foreign.
We will achieve Utopia one day as long we mankind do not give up, but in the meanwhile, we civilised beings must be realistic and protect ourselves
from those whom are capable of wildest violence as history had proven whom will have better amoury, or none of us or future generations will ever
reach our end goals.