posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:27 PM
reply to post by superman2012
Superman: You are mixing legal metaphors. Stop it.
The logic is this: rights granted to individual citizens in the United States (yes, I know people from UK have a difficult time wrapping their heads
around some of those "Mayflower" laws) sometimes provide them with the ability to, within the legal context of their own sovereignity or country, to
do certain things. Now, as far as I'm concerned the right to bear arms in order to form a militia
(something those supporting the right to
bear arms leave out ALL the time) has been extrapolated to mean "I can own as many guns as I like, especially the ones that can rip an elephant in
half like a sheet of perforated paper." In an American court room, not only is the letter of the law taken into consideration but the spirit of the
law as well. So, to answer your original stir-the-pot question of Americans: yes, we like our laws and will fight as much as we can to get the most
out of them...even if that means misinterpreting them.
As for pointing a finger at Iran, please stop being a simpleton about this. It is one thing to raise the question of gun control within a country, one
where you are a citizen and subject to the law itself. It is another thing entirely to look into the larger international political arena and make
judgments based on safety: Safety that has been built upon decades and decades of military interests as well as global allies who have not just agreed
to have us in the region where said nuclear bomb might be developed and possibly detonated, but allies who have pretty much paid for us to be
In fact, the UK has also sent military hardware to the area like the United States in a similar fashion to protect its interests with countries like
Saudi Arabia who are enormous suppliers of (wait for it) oil.
So your baiting of everyone on this thread is more than a bit frustrating. Especially when we have to see the goading coming from an American icon
such as Superman in the margin. We deserve more from the man of steel.