Well Honor93 It appears you are convinced of two things., First that among the absolutes, those things that have undeniable correctness to them, front and center is the belief that Americans have the certainty of being allowed to accumulate any and all "arms", their conscience tells them. Not being a scholar of history, I am assuming that the identification of this right and the proclamation of it, dates from the tortured process of creating the United States Constitution. Not wanting to be totally obtuse I can understand how wanting to acquire any and all things that would defend one against the aggression of others is a natural human instinct. And second, that any argument or reasoned consideration that would negate the absolute nature of your first belief has no legitimacy.
Congratulations. You have just stumbled upon the one immutable founding principle of the universe. I'm not sure that another one exist.
I am a bit surprised that you believe that there have been no advances in the development of guns over the last 100 years. I guess the basic concept
is the same. Use powder to propel a projectile down a barrel to strike a distant target. But the speed and efficiency with which this is done has
made some giant leaps.
The call for debate and compromise, the most recent being the result of the many demonstrations of these efficiencies, is not the first. The problem
this time,it appears, and again I'm not a real student of history as you so aptly pointed out about my retelling of the American driving experience,
is the intractable nature of positions we have taken in these times.
My fear is that those, who cry the loudest for the protection of the Constitution and the liberties it affords the citizens of this great country, in
their zeal, may be the ones who destroy it. I'm not sure, maybe you could be the one to lead me in the right direction for the answer, but is there
in all the discussion, surrounding the framing of the constitution, that concerns the diligent citizenry and an oppressive government, is there any
mention of what comes after the overthrow?
It is my opinion that the constitution was written as a living or evolving document, and not written in stone like the ten commandments. It is quite a
remarkable piece of work. I believe it has within it the procedures to dissolve the union of states and to make it's own assumptions and truths not
only not evident, but not recognized.The absolute rejection of compromise is a mindset that is not conducive to a democracy.
Are we finished with this experiment? Are we ready to take a stand against this intrusion, and like the guy on YouTube says, "going to start shooting
people.", I doubt it and I hope not. But I will say that this position of intractability is starting to wear a little with the reasonable people in