posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 09:47 AM
Originally posted by jimmiec
More "Do as i say,not as i do" from the government. They are all well armed or have bodyguards that are. The gun issue has never been about saving
lives. It is and always has been about control of the populace. The Constitution stands in the way of installing a new form of government that they
prefer. Not a government that the people would prefer. We are their servants in their minds.
I had a friend i went to school with many years ago. He was constantly having parties, This was in the 70's so there were drugs etc. I moved out of
state for 25 years. When i came back i found out that he was the Mayor of the town. I saw him one day and said hello. He snubbed me. We are simply
pond scum to them if we are not one of them. They do not live in the world we live in. They do not represent our ideals. There may be a few who do,
however they are way outnumbered and generally considered kooks.
I don't know if it's a case of "Do as I say, not as I do".
I'd be more inclined to think that it's a case of trust.
I trust myself not to get angry and shoot somebody that I'm mad at; whether it be over a parking space or a deal at Walmart or car accident or
whatever else people lose their minds over these days. The same can't be said for everyone else.
For the most part, I agree that she would be taking someone else out with her. I've never been the victim of a crime like robbery. But I assume
that most criminals don't advertise and giver you time to reach for your gun. Unless you're the one robbing someone, your gun is probably in your
holster. A criminal walks up to you unawares, pulls his gun, takes your stuff, and walks away. If you draw in that case, things are going to
unnecessarily escalate and it will probably result in both people getting shot for no reason. If you have time to draw your gun, then you'd probably
have been better off just walking away and letting the professionals deal with the situation.
I can also agree on her feeling she needs one. The average shlub on the streets shouldn't be drawing the ire of as many people as a public figure.
Just look at this thread, it's part of her job to draw hate and blame.
I can understand wanting to protect myself and my family, but everyone who talks about fighting a tyrranical government wistfully like some wannabe
freedom fighter just, man, lemme tell you. This is the thing that makes people label you "gun nuts" and immediately want to take away your guns. It
just sounds like violence-mongering craziness. Tell people it's a hobby. Say something like, "you might not like or understand baseball but that
doesn't mean it should be illegal. If they make me happy then would you begrudge me that". I mean, I wouldn't give you a gun if you told me that
you needed it to shoot me if I made you mad. I'd be like, "Umm.... maybe I shouldn't give this to you".
Even if you had to worry about a tyrannical government (I'm not convinced), I'd definitely want you to resist it in a way that wasn't violent. I
don't want my neighborhood to start looking like Syria or Lebanon or any other country I've seen on the news with rebel armies. It doesn't look
glorious and I don't want people to own guns just to try and make that my reality.