In Response to my Post Below from Russian Author/Contributor to Pravda.ru, Stanislav Mishin.
1.) I know that many of you may not agree, but the purpose of this post is to encourage you to take the long view as to why our founding fathers chose to construct the 2nd Amendment. There are also many Americans who do agree.
The Russians, Australians and others have already been through this via several regimes, and can say that the regulation of arms or confiscation of arms will not stop crime, criminals or those who intend to inflict harm. Without the right to defend ourselves from tyranny, 'over-government' or any external or internal threat to our freedoms, we are but so much flotsam, and will be subject to any who chooses to challenge our liberty.
Why not examine and consider what they are all saying?
The above article is not to advocate any extreme or radical position (as many politicians and media would have us believe), rather it is a re-visit and understanding of the 2nd Amendment as a "due diligence" measure based upon reason and historical repetition of fact regarding governmental gun control. It is about governmental control, and losing yet another freedom for the sake of the "state".
Responsible people with arms will remain responsible and only use them appropriately. This is a proven fact. Those with intent to harm, or proven violent felons will find a way to have and use them inappropriately, and THIS is also a proven fact.
Whether you own a gun or not, it is a basic constitutional right, and the principle of being able to exercise that right - without the sense that you are 'out-of-line' or a potential criminal.
So please - let's not have this be an emotionally driven resolution based upon fear and ignorance. Rather, look at the facts.
2.) The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
3.) I just cannot be quiet anymore. I hope and trust that logic, reason, due diligence, historic reviews, and all the metrics of responsible gun owners such as: 1.) they are 13 times LESS likey to commit a crime, 2.) are more law-abiding than those who have guns illegally, etc. and those metrics of killers, robbers, and general bad guys, not wild-eyed emotional knee-jerkisms to be politically correct or "doing something". The light of day will show the significant difference between the two. Lord, please deliver us from the demagogues.
4.) We cannot be intimidated.
5.) It will become more unpopular. This post is being ignored by all the liberals that are supposedly open minded, intellectual, have the abiity to decide for themselves. Completely vanished. No likes, no comments..... why? They know deep in their hearts I am right. They have forgotten the Pledge of Allegiance we were taught to say each day at school, which is now banned from practice. I am sickened to death by these pussy followers. They don't even understand their own party, much less have thought through their own (or accepted) belief systems that are being promulgated by State Media (MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, Public TV), "liberal/progressive" ..."Leaders"... who are working as hard and fast as possible to de-construct our country, beliefs, structure, documentation, and infrastructure.