Let me make this declaration with all lucidity; I am not, in any way, shape or form, an advocate for any type of violence. I hope that is an unqualified statement of my position on brutality, cruelty, viciousness, et al. At the same time, I'm not ignorant of, or to, the facts of the inhumanity of this world. Yet many, many people are; these I call sheeple. They don’t do complete research, they do not fully comprehend the consequences of their actions and they believe whatever they read, and then parrot, as if it were complete and utter fact. When, in reality, they couldn’t be further from veracity.
One side wants you to believe guns, assault weapons, etc., are what is causing the deaths of people. That guns are responsible for “mass attacks” on the peoples of not only America but the world. The bold accusations of these people are so strong, they are heard over all others who speak with logic, facts and truth. They squawk so they can be heard over all the rest, to drown out the truth to propagate their own agenda(s). The main one; the complete and total disarming of the United States of America.
If guns were the problem, if guns caused all these “mass shootings”, and that is a very loosely used term (no one has defined “mass shooting”, what is a mass shooting, how many qualify, etc.?). No answer so far. Yet, again, if we follow this logic, we give guns a personality of their own, they become alive and are the actual culprits. Let me put it another way. Yesterday I put a gun in my doorway, left the door open and put a few clips next to it. To my surprise, when I arrived home that evening the gun had not moved, it had not loaded itself and it had not fired a single round. It killed exactly no one. Do you not see how ludicrous this train of logic is?
People love to distort facts with skewed statistics, propaganda, misguided beliefs and just being incorrect. It’s the people who pull the trigger, no gun law is going to stop someone for obtaining a weapon, whether it be a 9mm or an M-16 automatic assault rifle. These people didn’t just walk down to the local gun shop and buy weapons, if this is what you think you’re sorely out-of-touch.
The 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution is there to safeguard you. If you feel you can defend yourself from armed attackers without weapons of your own, or against a tyrannical government taking over the US, good luck. The 2nd Amendment specifically states, “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, meticulously detailing the history and tradition of the Second Amendment at the time of the Constitutional Convention, proclaimed that the Second Amendment established an individual right for U.S. citizens to possess firearms and struck down the D.C. handgun ban as violative of that right.
It is clear that strict gun laws do not work, just look at Chicago. Look at other countries where gun laws are enforced; bombings, gassings, mass shootings, everything and the kitchen sink; but yes, let’s blame the weapons and try to have them taken away. Do we really not see what is happening? When you want to take over a country, you take its weapons; Germany, Russia, China, North Korea…do we really want a repeat of all that here in what was once the greatest nation on earth?!
In 1789, the House debated and ratified this amendment because it could see very, very far into the future. . They knew exactly what they were doing when they wrote and ratified the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. Those who call the 2nd Amendment “stupid” are they themselves, the ignorant fools who are just out for attention and self-promotion. I served this country for a very, very long time. I swore an oath to protect, defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States, and I really am getting sick and tired of whiny crybabies, duplicitous, self-serving, indulgent commies who think that this amendment is, “stupid”. Then, again, they “back up” their belief with “facts” and “statistics” one can only find if you tear things apart and then put them back together to match what your agenda is all about.
This is the United States of America. This is the home of the FREE and the BRAVE. If you don’t desire to be either, than depart hence, this is not the country for you. I will maintain my right to bear arms until the day I die, as we all should. I don’t want to see the day when the government takes away these freedoms afforded to us, but it seems they keep getting closer and closer. I pray for this country, I pray for the world. I pray my rights remain intact.