Originally posted by NOTurTypical
Originally posted by Cynicaleye
The confederate ideology does exist amongst some gun owners, I have lost count of how many people I've seen on this forum that threaten violence if
the Government even thinks about banning some assualt rifles..it's dangerous.
Try reading the Federalist Papers. That's the precise reason the founding fathers gave us the 2nd Amendment. To go after a tyrannical imperial
And also largely to defend against potential foreign threats.. as well as Indians, wild life.. etc the size of the country made it impossible for the
government to be everywhere at once, there was no massive military back then.. so the right to form militias and defend yourselves was guaranteed..
Never know if the British would decide to return.
But we don't live in those times anymore.. I doubt the founding fathers envisioned the civilian population carrying machine guns... besides Joe
Civilian with his AR-15 won't do much to stop a tyrannical government given that the only way the government would attack the civilians would be by
way of drone strikes and bombs.. the ground troops would largely not participate because they are our friends and family, brothers and sisters, sons
and daughters.. A small pocket might, but the bulk of the armed forces would be on the side of the people... I feel pretty confident about that
So, the only legitimate "need" for weapons like that in my mind is if a zombie apocalypse really broke out or if some enemy of the US managed to knock
out our power grids long enough that food and water shortages caused people to turn on each other .. then you're going to need some protection for you
and your family and an assault rifle might be VERY useful.
Does that mean I'm for gun control and banning these things? no .. I think it's largely a useless measure.. it won't prevent psychotics from being
psychotic .. and a shot gun from walmart would do just as much damage in a small room of people .. even a standard hand gun would... so this kind of
law does nothing to prevent disasters like Sandy Hook
edit on 2/5/2013 by miniatus because: (no reason given)