For the masses who think that the gun control issue is about whether we need them for protection from one another, the size of the gun, the amount of bullets the gun can hold, or the legitimacy of their use in hunting, you’re missing the greater point. Yes those are all factors in the issue and cannot be ignored. However, speaking in a completely nonpartisan manner, there is a more pressing reason for not allowing the government free restriction and control of weapons in general. Most seem to be missing this, or worse, ignoring it completely.
The intent of the 2nd amendment isn’t mainly about protecting ourselves from the bad guys. It isn’t about hunting. It isn’t about the size of the gun. It’s about protecting us from a corrupt government. “The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson.
I don’t like guns. I don’t own a gun. I probably won’t ever own a gun.
However, I oppose intensive gun control laws and the movement for anti-gun laws. I should have the right to own a comparable measure of defense to that of our government.
I’m not trying to be insensitive here, but if you’re one of those people who sees the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Columbine tragedy, the Va. Tech tragedy, and any other such similar circumstance as a reason to make guns unattainable to the public, you’re missing the entire point of the 2nd amendment.
Will our government enslave us all in a couple years if they ban guns? Probably not. What I’m saying is that we need to be careful about what we wish for while discussing the REAL issues regarding these, well any, political subjects.
I mean, if you think that something similar to what happened in Nazi Germany could NEVER happen here, then you’re just blind to the fact that we had a president in the past ten years create a war out of thin air, for no reason.
A society needs protection against a tyrannical government, and we should be cautious and skeptical about letting our passions get the better of us as we vote away rights that we may someday need.