I don’t mean to rattle on about the NRA til I’m blue in the face - sorry about the punnage there - but it seems to me that their basic premise is flawed. I mean, the NRA are fucking nuts. They are so way off the point they don’t even seem to know what they’re talking about anymore. The second amendment states that a well-armed militia is necessary for the protection of the state. Now the dictionary defines the “militia” thus: “A citizen army; a military organization formed by local citizens to serve in emergencies. If this is the case, why can’t they be trained to use firearms only in case of emergency. How about you lock away all the weapons until such time as they are needed?
“Why Cap’n, that’s just… just… well, gay.”
Think about it like this. When the second amendment was created, the only firearms available were single-shot muskets. Now these, whilst definitely lethal, weren’t anywhere near as user-friendly as today’s guns. I mean, you couldn’t really, effectively go postal with a single-shot musket. A student would have a hard fucking time smuggling one into school so that he could kill as many innocent people as possible.
“Ok, could you all form lines of three and stay very still.”
I just don’t see it working out for the deranged little fucking pricks.
So, should our American friends, if they are unwilling to erase the second amendment from the constitution, at least admit that they are a little too liberal with its application? I think that’s reasonable.
So, since the second amendment was written at a time when the main consideration was single-shot muskets, fucking explain this:
What the fuck do those people have against that hillside? And what about that fridge? Is this some radical, new Weight-Watchers programme?