By the same token, history and statistics have shown us that gun crimes went up after gun bans were put into place in those countries.[b]Statistics and history show us that we have more handgun deaths than other countries with more strict gun control.[/b[ What rights of American citizens are violated to ban high capacity magazines? Does the ban against anti-aircraft weapons present a violation of the rights of American citizens? What about cop-killing bullets, or plastic guns?
No, it doesn't. That argument is as stupid now, as it was the first time it was used.Does the ban against anti-aircraft weapons present a violation of the rights of American citizens?
I would rather the people have the guns instead of just the government and criminals. The government and criminals are the last two groups of people who should be trusted with guns around an unarmed population. Americans realize that government should not be fully trusted and only a brain dead moron would give up his rights in exchange for security.So we will have firearms for a long time in this country. If you do not like firearms then move to a Eurotrash country that doesn't believe that the people have a right to defend themselves against criminals and a corrupt government.Hence, America must continue to suffer these assaults on our senses and insults to our intelligence because to acknowledge them, to act on them is to finally come to terms with our handgun obsession. And, for many Americans, they're just not ready to do that, some likely never will be.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Perhaps the right to bear arms means the sky is the limit and technology only limits the second amendment.
Or perhaps the truth is somewhere in between where decent people who want to live in a peaceful and civilized society can work to find a balance between those extremes?
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers