Re: 2ND Amendment Good or Bad?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2018, 07:27:16 AM »
You can’t really abolish the 2nd amendment with out permanently changing the definition of what it means to be an American.The American spirit has always been rebellious and in large measure defined by a rugged individuality. The indomitable spirit of the Cowboy, Gangster, entrepreneur & patriot represent much of the American spirit today. A major precept of our Constitution is allowing concentrations of power inevitably corrupts and requires a counter balance to guard against tyranny and abuse of power. History is littered with state sanctioned abuses & Atrocities that could have been much worse if the people didn't have the ability to protect themselves. Oddly we reveer aberrational anti-heros like Davey Crocket, Wyatt Earp, Al Capone, 2pac who took matters into their own hands & fashioned their own version of street justice when the law wasn’t equipped or fell short of correcting an injustice. Would Stalin have been able to kill 30 million people if everyone was strapped? During World War2 the Japanese could have advanced all the way to Chicago before we could have pushed them back, 1 of the main reasons they decided against an invasion was all the gun ownership acted as a deterrent.
Gary Kleck criminologist’s study of gun defense nearly mirrors the CDC results, which show 2.2 - 2.5 million defensive uses involving a firearm each year. Worth allowing the victimization of millions of people to potentially safe a few thousand lives? 20X more likely to die of a heart attack 3x more likely to die in a road crash. 265 million guns in the us and outlawing them would only ensure open season for the criminals to pray on the defenseless by stripping them of their 1 legal chance of defending themselves. Outlaw 3d printers too? Maybe outlaw knives like the UK wants to so acid attacks become the new norm?
Automatic weapons existed before the Constitution and kids used to leave their rifles on the bike racks at school. The guns haven’t changed much but the moral decay & emptiness of society is responsible for much of the ugliness in the world today. The media hardly covers Good Guys with Guns who’ve prevented terrorist attacks and stopped mass shooters.
1 of the largest contributors to gun violence stems from Democrats. More Americans were killed in Chicago last year than the last 7 years fighting in Afghanistan combined. They went from a 60% homicide solve rate in the 90s to 17.5% under current democratic leadership. Dems made an unholy alliance with gangs who muscled voters to the polls like Chalky White and anyone who rebels catches a beat down. In exchange gang leaders get a degree of police protection and autonomy over how their turf is ruled, they also receive $ through bogus programs like “2nd chance jobs for youths”. Shameful dems allow their fellow citizens to be slaughtered for the spoils of crony capitalism.http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2012/Gangs-and-Politicians-An-Unholy-Alliance/
Beyond that encouraging dependency to the state instead of a suitable partner also increases the likelihood of growing up in a fatherless home, which increases the odds you will turn to violence and crime. Beyond that, mental health screening and an alert system for disturbed individuals seems like a sensible solution we haven’t tried to deal with all the crazies. I don’t feel the need for a gun, but I sympathize for the weak, elderly and women who aren’t able to defend themselves. There are awful instances where a son was forced to have sex with his mother over and over after 7 guys took their turn with her. A veteran grandpa was abducted walking his dog and Butt Fucked by 4 black guys (maybe repressed prison thing?) i’d rather accept a little more risk in my life and be aware of my surroundings, than let the weak be easy prey, it's called being a Man when you stand up for the innocent