They are all crazy. The gun lobby. The gun culture is crazy, too. They, like the Conservative Christians with the Bible, only read what they want to. As a Libertarian blogger once said to me "The Bible is like the user agreement, nobody reads it, they just click okay."
4 years ago, I first heard from a friend that armed revolution is in the Constitution. Now, I assume people are on the level when they tell me things, so, at the time, I took him at his word. But something about it didn't sit right with me. I've never heard this before, and I would like to think I'm a smart guy. So I looked this up. I read the entire Constitution. It was there but not how he sold it.
I realized something else, that the Second Amendment is not very clear, but when you read the entire Constitution you begin to understand what the intent of the Second Amendment is.
Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that anyone can have any gun they choose.
It is ONLY those who are loyal to the United States of America and who serve it who are intended to be armed. The second amendment is not there to protect the people from the government, but rather to protect the government from foreign and domestic terrorists.
I did find where people who take up arms against the government are referred to in the Constitution....It's called:
That's right. The gun culture as it is now *IS* the enemy of the state. Constitutionally speaking, the NRA is a terrorist organization. And the gun culture does not realize this. Now, police officers, with whom I have my own separate issues, are supposed to be part of this militia talked about in the Constitution and so is the National Guard. In fact, the National Guard was organized as it is in 1903 by the Militia act of that year. The National Guard is supposed to be armed, is funded by Congress, and has the right to bear arms. Not crazy people who think that terrorism is patriotism.
To be fair, I have nothing against hunting, nor do I have a problem with sport shooting. I do have a problem with the gun culture, though, because it's bred a generation who have quit our community because they have no faith in the government, or their fellow man. They have armed themselves and feel the need to shoot at people. It is a sad life they must live.
The moment when you challenge their way of thinking, like, say, you post this image:
You are attacked out of the blue by those who live in this culture of violence. They accuse you of being like Hitler and worse.
What has this, Anti-American gun culture created? People like Alex Jones, Wayne LaPierre, and Larry Ward.
Let's start with Larry Ward, who made the asinine argument that, and I'm not kidding, "I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history."
Seriously? Martin Luther King, Jr.? I know exactly how he would have responded: "Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
To be honest, if I could have found a picture of him, I would have just run that quote and posted this essay with it and be done, but fortunately he is just a moron who said one crazy thing on TV and will (hopefully) return to his rightful obscurity.
Wayne LaPierre also likes blaming everything, including hurricanes, 20 year-old movies and video games instead of what is truly to blame: Gun culture.
People who live in the culture say things that should send chills up your spine. Like this quote:
"The government is afraid of the guns people have because they have to have control of the people at all times. Once you take away the guns, you can do anything to the people. You give them an inch and they take a mile. I believe we are slowly turning into a socialist government. The government is continually growing bigger and more powerful and the people need to prepare to defend themselves against government control."
Does that sound like some one from the gun culture? It should, it was said by Timothy McVeigh who was radicalized by this culture and killed 168 people.
Which is why fruitcakes like Alex Jones scare me because they are unhinged and they believe the same things as Timothy McVeigh. They have no regard for American society or even civil discourse. Did you see Alex Jones on Piers Morgan? If you really want to, you can, but I will explain what it is below:
Alex Jones yelled incomprehensibly at Piers Morgan for 20 minutes straight. To be fair, at times I want to yell at Piers Morgan, too, but he has never made me that angry. Also Alex Jones is incomprehensible. He yelled things like "How many chimpanzees can dance on the head of a pin?" How does that help make your point? How does that help you win? If I were Piers Morgan I would be scared. What scares me most is this guy has multiple guns.
The problem is Alex Jones thinks everything is a conspiracy. I wish I didn't know who he was. Sadly he had the most ridiculous way to show up on my radar. This is how I know who this moron is:
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