“ A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Many of the most serious problems with the United States of America swirl around the politics of the 2nd Amendment to the constitution. The right to keep and bear arms, so we can have 2nd Amendment solutions to political outcomes not favored by gun nuts. Why? Well, gun nuts want to take this thing literally, and I guess they should. It’s literally in the fucking constitution! Shall not be infringed? What does that mean. Well, gee, I think that means that the United States cannot allow laws which prevent people from keeping and bearing “arms”. What are “Arms”? Well, any fucking armament!!! Here is where I agree with Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America. The second amendment clearly states that people are free to own and carry ANY armament they wish! Why? So they can form people’s militias!!!! Yes. That’s Right. I agree. That’s what the Constitution says, and that is what the founders originally intended.
But, remember that our founding fathers were a bunch of stinky drunk genocidal slaveholders who really wanted to make sure that white people would not be prevented from eliminating those damned indigenous! The original intent of the constitution was to ensure that white citizens could form armies (by any means necessary, using whatever armaments they could afford) so they could kill the indigenous and prevent slave uprisings!!
The “solution” to gun control is to admit that it is unconstitutional—the state does not have the right to ban handguns or automatic weapons–or even tanks and bombs. It has no authority to restrict the purchase of guns, or even to prevent people from carrying them wherever they want. It is unconstitutional to ban carrying hand grenades in public spaces like sports stadiums, elementary schools, or hospitals.
Having now admitted that this gaggle of smelly racists made a stupid public policy decision a couple hundred years ago, we can get on with the business of repealing the second amendment and treating firearms and other armaments as dangerous devices which need strict regulation on their ownership, sale, production, storage, and transportation.
I’m not anti-gun or anti-hunting. I think sane stable citizens should be allowed to own hunting rifles and shotguns, and that serious shooters should be allowed to own target pistols and even semi-auto pistols. I don’t think anyone other than on-duty police officers should be allowed to brandish or conceal a weapon in public. The people who really want to own and carry military fireware are almost uniformly a bunch of cowardly pussies, and the rest are just nuts—or they are public officials, lawyers, and judges who have to fear for their safety because every nutjob has a gun. Conservatives are fearful, it’s in their brain. They’re afraid, so they need a gun. They need it in case they need to shoot someone on the way to the Safeway.
I was lucky. The crazy dumbfuck psychiatric patient Vietnam Vet with a plate in his head who shot me only hit me once in the shoulder. He unloaded a 38 revolver at me in front of a convenience store in Tulsa in 1986, but I dodged the first five shots. He had three other guns in his apartment at the time. He should not have been allowed to purchase guns or ammunition.
Repeal Now! Yeah, right….Only if we were a sane and civilized nation…..