posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 04:11 AM
This debate, and by that I mean the wider discussion on this topic, seems to be very contraversial right now. Everyone has an opinion, and everyone
thinks that they are right, and the others can go hang.
While I would agree that the gentleman in this video is an amazing public speaker, I personally look at some of the reasoning he uses, and wonder if
he used the words he did because of the crowd he was in front of. The reason I wonder this, is because if you want a reason to keep your weapons, you
shouldnt look to God, and to your rights, or even to the constitution. Pay attention to the here and now. The guns/people are being controlled because
the government of the U.S. does such a poor job of preventing dangerously unbalanced individuals from being able to take out thier psychological
malfunctions on people.
So poor a job do they do of controlling the dangerously unhinged in society, that they find it much easier to control thier access to firearms, which
at best is a measure they have come up with, so that the voter base sees that they are doing SOMETHING, about the massacres that have occurred, by
trying to limit access to the weapons used in them. However, the sort of people who go around murdering children, and defenseless innocents of all
ages for that matter, are not the sort of people to be overly fussed what methods they use. Many would be just as happy to slug a persons brains to
mush with a baseball bat, or hack them up with a set of kitchenware, readily available, and cheaper than many firearms.
This former Secret Service agent may have his heart in the right place, but was surely preaching to the chior, and worst of all, for those who
believe (fairly) that the electoral system in the US is a total travesty which is designed to prevent true representation of the people, many of his
comments will fall flat, because the truth of that particular matter is, just the same as it is in the UK, voting equates to choosing who screws you
next. Not how, not when, just which rotten soul gets to tap you next. The fact that he did not mention alternative ways of fixing the issue with the
massacres (which was the catalyst for this cycle of the gun control debate in the first place), suggests to me that he has no real insight into this
matter, other than a long association with, and positive feelings toward, firearms and thier availability to the public. Bully for him! Hes had a good
day! But he has nothing to say about what the US should do instead of infringing the constitutional rights afforded to its citizenry.
I fail to see the point in any speech made, or point raised, which does not provide an alternative to gun control, as well as vocally opposing it. I
may be British, but I belive that a person should have the right to bear the arms they feel comfortable with, to protect themselves and thier
families, and thier fellow citizens. If I had my way, for instance, I would carry a three quater of a meter worth of sharp, cold steel, everywhere I
go, because I honestly believe that would be a more effective defensive weapon in my environment.
However, my beliefs aside, if this Ex S.S. fellow wants to make a point, he should go back and rethink his speaking strategy, come up with
alternatives to gun control that will mean that by some method, dangerous people and guns never end up in the same square mile of space. Keep the
nutters away from the guns, not the guns away from the nutters, is essentially what I am talking about. In summary then, he IS a great public speaker,
but he is not a great thinker, and with the debate going the way it is, gun rights advocacy is going to have to come up with some solutions to the
massacre issue, if it wants to keep its iron, or at least, that is how it appears from an objective point of veiw.