Originally posted by michael1983l
Its about power. You all masquerade that it is about protecting your civil liberties and your constitution, but it is not is it? start being honest
with yourselves and others about the real reason you want to keep your gun. It is about feeling powerful isn't it? That is all it is, you think that
owning a gun makes you powerful, because you have the ability to take somebodys life should you choose to do so. This makes you feel all warm and
fuzzy inside, that you have the power to end a life at the detention of your trigger finger. You do not want your government to take this power away
from you because it will leave a void in your life. You feel so strongly about this that you are willing to see so many deaths of your citizens each
year to uphold your right to feel powerful oops i mean bear arms.
Maybe if you all started being honest about why you really don't want gun control, then us outsiders might be able to accept your reasoning.
Just a thought.
You're of course entitled to your opinion, but it is my opinion that your perception of this is completely infantile and off-base.
My first thought in response is that its not about "The Constitution Itself", its about the rights the document guarantees cannot be taken away from
us. American Citizens are supposed to be essentially considered Sovereigns, though within some reasonable rules of cooperation and not bringing harm
to others. Now, we've strayed far from that, but, we serve no king, no emperor, not even any president.
We don't want guns because of this strange fetish you're fantasizing about that we get some kind of twisted excitement from knowing we can end
others' lives just by pulling a trigger. I mean, that is the kind of thought I might expect to pop into the mind of a truly deranged individual, but
most anyone in their right mind wouldn't even consider that a person would think that way.
Is it about power? Maybe it is. The power to defend oneself, one's property, and one's family if necessary? The power to blast your way out should
another SS ever come into being and at least stand a chance? Sure. Or how about just the power to be a responsible gun owner, for huntin, target
practice, recreation, and defense in the rare event it is needed for that, because there is no power in this nation or any other who has the right to
take that from us? Citizens of the US have had guns for over 200 years now.
As far as us being willing to "see so many deaths..." so that we can "feel powerful" and fill your imagined "void" in our lives, well, that is
absolutely ridiculous. Banning guns doesn't make guns disappear, we all know that - at least, if we have a shred of common sense we do.
Your accusation that the truth is that adherents to the Constitution have some sort of Freudian void fulfilled by some twisted bloodlust is so
ridiculous, and creepy, that it makes me glad to (assume) you are not allowed to own a gun. People who think like that are the type I am hoping gun
control measures will keep guns away from (or at least make them more difficult and expensive to acquire.)
My last couple of points:
"gun control" as it is being discussed, does not mean "they're gonna take our guns away!" - juat because some fringe right-wing lunatics are
portraying it as such does not make it so. "gun control" is about putting more *controls* and regulations in place. This bothers some people - I'm
all for it.
We don't need to take guns away, but we should require those with legal guns keep them secured, so their depressed, angry-at-the-world teenagers
don't have access to them. We should not allow anyone with a mental disorder to own guns. All of these big shootings are done under the influence of
fluoride-heavy SSRI drugs - there's a pattern there. I don't want people who are depressed and taking drugs which increase suicidal and homicidal
thoughts to own guns. I don't think people on amphetamines (I.e. Adderall) should have guns either. I DO think we need much more control over guns,
but that people of sound mind should be able to own all the guns they want, as long as they keep them under lock and key when not in their immediate
Disclaimers: i'm not one of these idiots who think people outside the US should not speak their opinion - I think its great to hear and read opinions
from other cultures. That said, I do think you're reaching terribly far with the ludicrous idea presented in your post.
Lastly, I'm not a gun owner. I will be, when other higher priorities have been fulfilled. $500+ for a gun means things like car repairs, bathroom
update come first. If having a gun would fill such a great void in my life, but it comes after a new bathroom vanity and a 4wd transfer motor I've
done without for 2 yrs now, what voids are those things filling in my life? They must be even more sick than the power bloodlust of gun-ownership.
Does it mean I want to mow pedestrians down in 4WD?