Friday, May 09, 2014

Reasonable

Yeah, let's talk about reasonable.  Plenty of folks out there like Moms Demand Action for Prozac and Box Wine in America and Mayors Future Felons Against Illegal Guns, keep saying they want reasonable gun control.  Let's take a second to look at that.

One of the bulwarks of their argument is how the founders never saw the coming of these evil black death machines they like to refer to as Assault Rifles, even though they're not.  Well shit, they never saw cars, printers or the internet coming either.  They did say once that: the power of the sword, say the minority..., is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but where, I trust in God, it will always remain, in the hands of the people (Tench Coxe).  Jefferson said that you should make your gun your constant companion on your walks.

They keep trying to say the first amendment is regulated because you can't yell fire in a crowded movie house.  I hate to tell you this but, yes, you can.  It's stupid but you can do it.

The bullshit about well regulated militias meaning they can pass whatever kind of gun control they want is crap too.  In the days of the founding, well regulated meant kept in proper working order.  Suck on that anti's.

There's one big flaw to all of their arguments and that flaw in their arguments is unique to the second amendment.  It's all in the last 4 words of the amendment.  Shall not be infringed.  You can't play compare and contrast with the second amendment because no other amendment carries that language.

The gun control fanatics love saying things like, I have a right to feel safe.  Well sparky, actually, you don't have a right to "feel" anything.  Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are all well and good and will work wonderfully when the government stops trying to regulate what they think it should mean but remember, it says, pursuit of happiness.  You can chase it all you want but nothing guarantees that you're going to catch it.  Along with a right to life comes a responsibility to defend said life.  Liberty has almost always had to be defended with guns.

You want reasonable?  Then let's get the federal government reigned back in so that it has only it's constitutionally provided powers.  You gun control people?  If you think you'd be happier in a world where guns are outlawed, there are several countries on earth that do that now, move there for your pursuit of happiness and leave me the hell alone.

1 comment:

Brigid said...

Very well put. I live near, what was until very recently, a gun free city and it has the highest crime, or near to, in the country. I won't even go downtown to spend my money in the day time.