Friday, March 13, 2009

I'd like you to read this

Taken from a recent comment of mine:

If you lived in America, you too would see that the question you raise is raised constantly, over and over again by the leftist elite and the confused masses. It is a simple fact that, when you have a responsible, armed populace, the irresponsible of society will hesitate to commit their atrocities.

Banning guns will not solve the problem. No sir, it will only make it a whole lot worse. The straight fact is that criminals can get guns illegally. So, you ban all the guns, the loyal, good citizens will have the ability to defend their families removed from them entirely. The criminals? They will have free reign. The police cannot be everywhere at once (I've called them before and been very, very dissatisfied--one time the promised unit was never even sent!), nor should this be necessary. The only thing that will help curb this kind of crime is more people with more guns. Think about it...if I was going to go shoot up a mall or someplace like that, I'd feel pretty confidant that I would be able to kill many before any harm coming to me. Change the equation and add men (and even ladies!) with guns, and I would very likely chicken out. Wouldn't you?

And if we ban guns, and even the criminals don't have guns, they'll use knives, clubs, whatever. A weapons sometimes used by gang members is a sock (yes, a literal sock) with a hard, heavy object inside such as a rock or pool ball that is swung and beaten into the skull of their victims. People can fight without weapons as well. There is no end to violence amongst the violent. Guns do not cause violence; they merely are the tool. You take that tool away, and they will instantly find another. Plain and simple. The resilient criminal class should not be so underestimated!

The second issue, one that is even more important here in America is the 2nd Amendment. Our 1st Amendment protects our rights to free speech, and it is one of the most cherished of all of our rights. But the founding fathers were smart guys; the very 2nd Amendment was our right to "keep and bear arms." (Anyone who assumes that they picked the order of the amendments out of a hat is being ridiculous.) Keep: that means we can own any gun we want, as many as we want. Bear: that means we can carry them around with us where we want. May I also mention that the Bill of Rights (first 10 amendments) were NOT rights granted by the government! No sir, they were rights that were deemed so fundamental that they could only be recognized by the government and could never be infringed upon.

Our 2nd Amendment rights are one of the most attacked and abused, and I am perpetually disgusted enough to spit. It is insane, immoral, and unpatriotic to deny us our right to keep and bear arms.

I remember when Charlton Heston died last year. I saw a clip from one of his NRA rallies. I was never fond of his movies too much really and I also disagree with the NRA one some issues (though we are fellow Americans and "marksmen"), but this was his best "performance" ever.

He was in his later years, and was speaking from a podium. He raised a rifle above his head, and in one of the most gloriously epic tones I've ever heard a man speak in, he cried the creed every man like me lives by:

"You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!"

The crowd erupted with cheering.

So do I.


1 comment:

Gravelbelly said...

Well said! An armed society is a polite society.