There is nothing sacrosanct about the Second Amendment. It is not the infallible word of God passed to us by the Founders. MY God it is an amendment which implies you can make another amendment to change it. In fact we did just that with the amendment on prohibition. We wrote one amendment to create prohibition and another amendment to end prohibition. If it ain’t working amend it that was the genius of our Constitution. They knew that certain things in the constitution would from time to time need updating or changing; they were not gods but fallible human beings. Their knowledge of this lack of infallibility was the reason for the checks and balances of our government. Infallible words smacked of divine kings who they knew all too well were often mistaken and even abusive.
Those who say we need the amendment’s right to bear arms in case our government ever becomes oppressive. I know the militia types are tough as nails but be real; you will never have the fire power of our standing military. It is an obsolete ideal to think whatever arms you have in your arsenal can stand up to the military. That is why the founding fathers did not want a standing army. They liked the idea of men coming out of the fields to protect their country when needed. But reality set in and they knew it would take a standing army to resist and not be abused by the European powers.
Hells bells when the colonists arose from the fields and threatened our fledging government as in Shay’s Rebellion or the Whiskey Rebellion, they were put down rather easily by the standing army. Well sweetheart the military has improved since those days.
To borrow from John Lennon all we are saying is give some gun control a chance. It is abusive when you claim you are defending an inalienable right which was not listed in the inalienable rights document the Declaration of Independence. You numbnuts are like the fundamentalist pastors who defend Bishop Usher’s [theory that] the earth is only six thousand years old despite all the evidence against it. And those who do not support Bishop Usher’s word you say are misguided infidels. I believe in the Constitution because it allowed for its own fallibility; if not for that it would have run its course a long time ago.
AR -15 does not need to be in the hands of any civilian. The majority of us even believe this but we are being held hostage by the tyranny of the minority. I think it may be time to take their guns out of their decrepit hands. We only asked for a bill to limit access to guns for mentally ill persons and as soon as you got the presidency you revoked that bill. Because you could. And now every time a shooting occurs you say piously it’s not the guns it’s the mental health of the shooters. What kind of power tripping sick game are you playing!?
Guns are not on the legislative table you say. I agree they are in the hands of sick individuals shooting the hell out of us. Your solution is hilariously demented; everyone should carry guns and that will stop the killings. So let me get this straight. You create a world where people can have access to AR-15 no matter what their state of mind is and this world you have created now home to children being killed in schools or concert goers being killed while listening to music. So instead of taking guns out of the hands of these individuals you say we all need to be armed. And we all know my pistol will not match the firepower of an AR-15. So I will need to carry an AR-15 to be truly safe. The apostle Paul said men will become inventors of evil but I do not think he could have imagined for a moment how creative you could be.
Hopefully your gig is up’ if not we are all going to have to wear body armor and have AR-15s strapped across our shoulders. No wonder dystopian novels are all the rage these days.