posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 09:27 PM
Originally posted by canucks555
Let the rural farm folks keep their weapons. All of them.
Ban tactical weapons from cities. Period.
It's not the farmers. I know that. They're not the problem here. It's inner city punks who give honest gun owners a bad name. Problem is there are to
many inner city terrorists with too many tactical weapons.
You are starting to touch at the heart of the matter now. The problem is humanity. There have always been bad people. That is not a new thing, not
something that is going to change. However, in all of human history, America is something new and different. Some men got together and decided to
found a whole nation around the idea of freedom, and the recognition of inherit rights of man.
The American cause is one that is supposed to always march towards freedom, when ever there is uncertainty we are to err on the side of liberty. With
such freedom comes tremendous responsibility. However, just because mankind decides to get lazy or irresponsible, we don't codify restricts on or the
removal of liberty.
The way freedom works, everyone is supposed to be free to do as they please so far as they do not infringe on the liberty of another. The mere
possession or manufacture of a weapon of any kind, does not infringe on the rights of anyone else. If someone chooses to use such a tool to infringe
on another's liberty, then you deal with the violation only with the person who has crossed the bounds of freedom. You don't go taking away the
freedom of others.
Humanity has lost its morality and responsibility. For multiple generations now, we have handed down ease and comfort to children who do not know
suffering and want. We have coddled and falsely bolstered their egos. We have made morality relative and diminished the value of the roles religion
and spirituality play in society. What we are left with are the current generations of man, unable to handle the responsibilities of technology and
liberty, and no moral compass to help grow and advance mankind.
If mankind is due to fall because of that, so be it. As an American who recognizes the value and consequences of liberty, I cannot and will not
sacrifice such an important principle and concept for comfort or the illusion of security. We should not change the circumstance to fit mankind at the
moment. Mankind must change to continue advancing as a species.
edit on 9-1-2013 by Wolf321 because: (no reason given)