posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 06:05 PM
This is an easy question to answer if you grasp the reasoning of our Founding Fathers when creating the 2nd amendment, and too many people do not
grasp this, and our country will suffer for it in the future, if not soon. We NEED "assault" weapons, which still are only semi-automatic mind you
and not fully automatic, because the government already has far superior firepower. We would be at a disadvantage with these types of rifles, but at
least we would stand a chance.
If you did not grasp what I was implying, it was that the 2nd amendment is designed for US, the people, to protect ourselves against the federal
government of the United States. It is that simple. The fact that we have had no military action taken against citizens as a whole in an attempt to
obtain power is a testament that the 2nd amendment works. If that goes away, I can guarantee you that the government will attempt to get away with a
lot more, if someone doesn't come along and attempt to completely abolish democracy in the US.
Those who founded this country knew that the only way to ENSURE democracy was to arm the people, because the people will not openly submit to a
government that turns tyrannical, and it was ensured that we had means to protect ourselves. What about that is hard to understand? The need for the
2nd amendment will never go away, because the power-hungry individuals who do not mind bloodshed will never go away. You think we are immune from
historical occurrences here in America? Nope, and without guns, we will see what has happened to other countries throughout history happen here. You
think that the USSR would have lasted as long as it did if the people were all armed? That goes for just about every totalitarian state. And the US
politicians have already been overstepping their authority for a long time, so imagine what they will do when we have no means to defend ourselves.