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Friday, January 14, 2011

A Reasonable Question About Gun Control

If the goal of now allowing any restriction on the 2nd amendment is to protect against a tyrannical regime and/or overthrow the government, should we allow people to buy the same weapons our military does?

If not, why not?

If you agree with the idea that everyone should be able to buy machine guns, rocket launchers and mortars and hand grenades, are you serious?

UPDATE: A commenter at DU addressed this question to some extent by saying that if every citizen was armed with small arms, then this would be overwhelming for the military to counter, so just small arms are needed. I guess some people have thought about this more than me, but still, I wonder-- if it is truly just numbers of people that are required, do we even need small arms? Why not bows and arrows? Are 12 round clips enough or do we really need 33 round clips?

I personally have no doubts that if push came to shove, and there was an armed insurrection that overwhelmed whatever local military unit was supposed to keep order, that the leaders of this great country would have no problem bombing the shit out of them from the air. But maybe that's just me.


Blogger Saladin said...

Rocket launchers, grenades and mortars are not guns. The right to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed, what is it about infringed do they not get? There is no need to wrack our brains trying to interpret what the 2nd amendment intended. The writers of it had plenty to say about it, so if anyone is wondering just google the founders on the 2nd amendment. As for bombing us from the air no doubt you are correct, but that would sure wreak havoc on the tax base wouldn't it? If they start slaughtering us like that they would be out of cannon fodder for their endless wars in no time.

6:57 PM  
Blogger spooked said...

Well, it does depend how you define "arms", doesn't it?

7:55 PM  
Blogger spooked said...

Btw, about gun control-- I don't know ANYONE, even the most die-hard liberal, who wants people from having any sort of gun. The main gun control issue is restricting guns whose main purpose is to kill a lot of people, or guns that are too deadly.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:33 PM  
Blogger spooked said...

1) Obama actually ISN'T promoting gun control

2) for all the guns in this country, are we really that free?

3) US has an obscene amount of unnecessary gun deaths-- maybe the sick PTB *LIKE* that?

2:26 PM  

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