The 2nd amendment guarantees the right to bear arms because:
It's a check on the Government. Self-defense is b.s., if someone really wanted to kill you they would have no problem.
it is there to overthrow the state should it beome a tyranny.
Primary reason is for revolution.
The 2nd Amendment was created to ensure that all Americans, even criminals at the time it was written, were provided a defense against the government in the event that it went rogue.
To keep the government under the constant real threat of revolution.
to rise against an corrupt oppressive tyrannical government.
we have guns to protect ourselves and overthrow our government if it becomes tyranical.
It's one thing to pretend the second amendment guarantees the right to own any firearm, it's quite another to claim it guarantees the right to incite armed conflict. What the second amendment says, in plain language is "Because we need an armed militia, every man has the right to own a gun." This was true in 1780, it is not true today.
Last edited by WillRockwell; 03-02-09 at 01:37 PM.
To overthrow the government is our right as government derives all it holds; all power, all authority, all duty, from the People. Should it act against the People, it is the People's right to do away with it.When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
The 2nd guarantees the right to armed revolution by guaranteeing that the people will always have access to the means to affect said revolution.
It is every bit as necessary today as it was in 1791.What the second amendment says, in plain language is "Because we need an armed militia, every man has the right to own a gun." This was true in 1780, it is not true today.
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
Well. I think it is more of a counter against the declawing of average people so that the cunning cannot take the whole of America's freedom as easy. Look at the English now.
Gun Control's Twisted Outcome: Restricting firearms has helped make England more crime-ridden than the U.S. - Reason Magazine
When you declaw your people they still do bad things. But by taking away their right to defend themselves they can't even stop the crimeys who are willing to take the chance to buy an illegal gun.In the two years since Dan Rather was so roundly rebuked, violence in England has gotten markedly worse. Over the course of a few days in the summer of 2001, gun-toting men burst into an English court and freed two defendants; a shooting outside a London nightclub left five women and three men wounded; and two men were machine-gunned to death in a residential neighborhood of north London. And on New Year's Day this year a 19-year-old girl walking on a main street in east London was shot in the head by a thief who wanted her mobile phone. London police are now looking to New York City police for advice.
It is for personal defense on any scale. Nationwide or in your backyard. Whatever you are defending from.
I rather have my 12 gauge with slugs and have a small chance when a machine gunner comes by instead of a knife.
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