0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Please keep your political agenda out of the Celtics' basketball talk
My first impression was the second amendement does not justify the access to assauklt weapons for ordinary citizens, and if it does then we should make all efforts to get rid of the second amendment.
The Preamble states: "To provide for the COMMON Defense...". What that means is to create an atmosphere in which people are allowed to protect themselves from the possible aggression of others. The Second Amendment begins with "A well armed militia...", but that did NOT refer to an Army. HUGE difference. We live under imperfect laws in an imperfect world where there are and always have been a percentage (and a VERY small one at that) of people who are either insane or just plain evil. It is IMPOSSIBLE to rid our society or any society of firearms, short of maybe introducing a completely fascist state. Modern technology makes the world a much smaller and more immediate place than it ever was. It also makes it SEEM scarier and a manifestation of that is that the US Constitution SEEMS to be outdated or unable to function in the modern world. I say that nothing could be further from the truth. Human nature has not changed and the Constitution is based on NATURAL laws. Those poor people killed in Connecticut--as unspeakably horrible as it is--happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time... but that is all. IF we abandon our Constitution in favor of something that invites someone--ANYONE--telling us what's best for us and imposing it upon us if we disagree (aka Fascism) then we will live as slaves and serfs, dependent upon the whims and subject to the fickle whimsy of whoever the demagogue happens to be. Given that choice, I'll take my chances under the US Constitution.
No.The reality is people over weight incidences like Newtown, Aurora, etc. because they get a huge amount of media attention. The actual risk posed by these kinds of shooters is small. And when these guys are thwarted by a CCP holder, its not reported: http://www.examiner.com/article/media-blackout-oregon-mall-shooter-was-stopped-by-an-armed-citizen