I agree with the second amendment I think Americans should have the right to bear arms that said however one does have to remember that it was written at a time when the most lethal firearm as was musket that was very inaccurate fired one round and took time to reload.
"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace –but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
Hopefully no one would attempt to "intimidate" the government, that would be futile.
If the government enforces these new laws, starts sending police, national guard, whomever, to remove guns that "they" deem "illegal", problems will occur. Not trying to get myself labeled a "terrorist", but, if "they" come knocking on my door to take anything that is mine, they are not getting it without a fight.
Originally posted by sublik
"We the people" of America do not want civil war, what the few "Rambos" are trying to say is that we will fight for our freedoms, not just the second amendment, but the Constitution as a whole, if need be. "We the people" choose not to be "We the subjects" as you are. Our government is pushing the boundaries of what they should and should not do. They have no right to "infringe" upon the second amendment, they should not have started this debate in the first place, there is no debate, "shall not be infringed". The United States government has been pushing the limits with it's citizens for a while, this country is supposed to have a government "for the people, by the people", at this moment, we do not have this.The American government has acted treasonous many times over the past decade, if not longer, we have not acted upon this, enough is enough. As you are British and a subject, what do you know of these freedoms we as Americans have? Were you born with these? Have you exercised these freedoms since the day you were born? Are you in fear of losing them? Would you sit by and watch them be stripped from you, in any way? Just because you get on your knees and bow to another man, does not mean we ever will.