posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:17 PM
This whole issue is one of fear. Like B. Franklin said, and I paraphrase here, anyone who would give up freedoms, liberties or rights for temporary
safety, deserve none of those things. People who want gun control are afraid that something bad is going to happen because guns are legal. That fear
either clouds their judgement, or they had no judgement from the beginning. Bad things, massacres and what have you, are going to occur no matter if
guns are legal or not. There is no getting around this, because anyone who is willing to commit violent crimes with a gun is willing to commit them
with something else, probably bombs being the next thing in line. And that will be worse than now, when the maniacs start switching from guns to
bombs, which are easily made at home.
None of that even matters when talking about rights and freedoms. The 2nd amendment has a purpose that has nothing to do with any of the reasons
people are using against it. The 2nd amendment is in place to ensure that we remain a democracy. It is the one and only tool of the people to oppose a
tyrannical government who is hell-bent on taking away the rights of the people. It is that simply, yet so many people cannot grasp this. A child could
understand this. As soon as the ability of the people to protect themselves against their government is taken away, individual rights will be a thing
of the past.
Look at how far the government is willing to go while the people still have a means to defend themselves, and then think what they would be willing to
do if this wasn't the case. People cannot pick and choose what they like about the Constitution, throwing out what they themselves do not like. If
you do not like it, too bad, as it is not up to you. This country was founded on that document, so either abide by it, or get out of America. It is
that simple. If you want the Constitution to be changed, you better start campaigning for politics, because lobbying politicians is not going to get
anything done, unless you happen to have a whole lot of money and influence. The politicians do not listen to what the people want, or few of them do,
unless they are up for re-election, or do not have powerful lobbyists breathing down their necks.
So if the Constitution is going to be changed, IT MUST BE DONE THE RIGHT WAY. The legal way. The president has no right to pick and choose what he
likes and dislikes from the Constitution, nor does any other individual. And you think the "gun nuts" are bad? If they really were loose cannons,
they would have attacked the government not that long ago, considering what our leaders have been doing that is not legal. We have every right as US
citizens to oppose a government who does not abide by the law. Obama himself should have legally been arrested already for his gross overstepping of
the Constitution. He cannot order the killing of American citizens, considering that this violates individual rights. No trial or anything.
And then dumb people want to say "but their terrorists." And I just shake my head. They're terrorists because the government says so right? It is
ridiculous. And even if there were only going to be terrorists killed, it is still against the Constitution. There are no exceptions. Even if I wanted
to see them executed via a drone strike, it does not matter, because the Constitution is bigger than any one person. How hard is that to understand,