We allow firearms for 2 reasons, defense and to give us a chance to revolt if need be
You would not stand a chance against modern military and would die via drone before you had a chance to revolt.
This is not 1776, I doubt you have the evasion skills necessary to do this or the skill. This is a myth perpetuated by the NRA, what is scary is that some people believe this crap. The anti-vaccers of the gun world I suppose.
You make a good point for citizens to be able to legally own anything the military does.
Constitutionally, I'm afforded to the right to raise a militia. So it stands to reason I should also be afforded the right to raise a militia capable of defending itself.
Scary dude. Iím not sure if youíre serious or saying this tongue n cheek.
It was tongue in cheek. I'm not advocating for being able to own a nuclear bomb, a submarine, a tank, a fighter jet, missiles, or anything of the sort. Personally, I'd rather no country have such weapons, I'm actually anti-war.
A few serious questions, though:
Why shouldn't I be able to protect myself from all potential enemies, both foreign and domestic, including my own government?
Why should I have to face 'consequences', in the form of a loss of rights, for actions that are not mine?
My basic answer, for the betterment of society. Sacrifice the right to a possesion for the lives of others.
Do you need immediate protection from enemies and your government?
Arenít we already facing consequences for the actions of others in the form of mass killing and death?
If giving up a firearm, or losing a current legal right, is too much to ask for some people then the onus is on them to find a better solution. Currently, we have a problem. One potential solution is gun reform. If that solution is too much to ask, present another. Iím all ears.
Taking my guns away doesn't make society any better, nor safer.
Sounds selfish. Present a solution.
If expecting to be able to defend my right to life makes me selfish, than go ahead and call me selfish. I'd say you're dumb for being willing to give up your rights, but I'm sure you care about that about as much as I care that you think I'm selfish.
You seem ill informed about what a right actually is, and why it is important to preserve rights even in the face of those that foolishly wish to strip them from you. There's probably never going to be much agreement between us in that regard.
From my perspective, I'm the one here trying to preserve society from those like yourself that wish to do harm to our society by taking away the natural rights of people.
You keep telling me I need to present a solution, but you presenting bad solutions doesn't put any greater onus on me to provide good solutions. With that said, I won't disagree that the US could benefit from tighter regulations on buying and owning guns/ammo. I thought the background check bill the House recently passed was a good piece of legislation. I'd be okay with a national registry, mandatory safety courses, and requirements for keeping your guns secured from getting into the hands of others. These are all things that have been discussed here before. But eventually some blow hard always comes along and tries to argue we should take away all guns, and I'm forced to point out how dumb that is.