posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 12:05 AM
reply to post by txinfidel
My point is that a government out of control can (and has) banned anything for the slightest of justifications. Sliced bread, one of the many things
that we take for granted today has been around for less time than Ford cars, the Colt 1911 or even Popeye.
Key here is looking at the timeframe of the ban. 1944 was a time for accomplishing many things and justifying it because of the war. You had loyal
citizens doing their duty to do without for the war effort. Which was easy as they had just came through some of the toughest times in our history
with the Great Depression and had willingly accepted FDR's New Deal on the promise that everything implemented was temporary. Of which only the CCC
was discontinued. Ironic as it was the only thing that put people to work other than the war or in a factory for war production.
Today's modern society has proven itself to be wholly dependent on either being an employee or a beneficiary of tax handouts in the guise of social
progressivism programs. Often times we read or hear the call of "Civil War" or "Revolution" as a counter to gun control/bans, but always when it
is in conjunction to coming for "my guns". In your reply, you even implicate the idea by (paraphrasing here) not sticking your neck out for people
in states that seem to want to have their guns banned. Yet, we look at people in the UK or Oz and realize they don't or can't share our views about
an armed society because they, for the most part, have not grown up in one.
Secessionism is an old rallying cry that predates the Civil War by more than 30 years. Most of the New England states and Virginia regularly called
for withdrawing from the Union in the 1820's and 1930's. There was even a separate desire for primarily states formed out of the Louisiana Purchase
to form their own union, notably leaving the New England states behind. In fact, even Fredrick Douglas supported the idea of the Confederacy until the
firing on Fort Sumter.
I would go on to say that most 2nd Amendment advocates will either state that the 2nd defends the 1st or the other amendments without considering what
is a most very important one that is rarely ever mentioned...the 3rd. And people think that the 3rd has never been broached, they need to read a bit
more about the Civil War, War of 1812 and various other bits of US history that are always lightly covered in every history class.