I see. So in other words this thread is going to consist of a group of tea baggers wailing about how nasty Obama is and repeating every known
half-assed falsehood that they've ever heard and probably misunderstood. I have better things to do with my time. Good luck with making your tinfoil
hats and then watching out for the black helicopters.
In the 70's we had this gun debate once before.
Media was tightly controlled then,
we didn't have the internet,
and everyone voluntarily disarmed.
They took rifle class out of the high schools.
Then they took boxing out as well.
But here we are, it's 2013, and something the do-goody-goodies thought was a dead issue
And this time they are loosing the debate hard.
Like, no knee pads, skinned up on the concrete hard.
But we love do-goody-goodies,
and we don't want to shatter their fragile world view.
not too quickly.
So we stay quiet, and we watch.
And this is what is brought, shallow dis-info and fear-baiting.
Ok, that means they are ready for another round.
Here it is.
The way the main stream media won the debate back in the 70's
was through hyperbole.
During an evening talk show, a person dressed like an authority figure would wax impatient and
sarcastically ask "Do you think people should have Bazooka's too!? Tanks!??!"
and the studio audience would laugh, and that would be the end of it.
But this isn't the Television era anymore,
and I get to have a say in the discussion this round.
It was true then, and it's still true now.
"Yes, the gorram second Amendment means we get to have freaking Tanks AND bazookas if we want them."
My neighborhood should be able to buy a Chinook, or a freaking AA battery if they want.
What? You think I'm crazy.
What about all these terrorist threats.
I sure the hell don't want FEMA to go New Orleans on me
in the event of a disaster.
But my neighborhood fire department I trust.
And why the hell should the mounted heavy machine guns,
anti aircraft missiles, and old fighter Jets get sold
to countries filled with our enemies anyway.
That #ing # should me MINE!
edit on 23-9-2013 by mikegrouchy because: (no reason given)