Sunday, April 22, 2012

Step Right Up Folks for Some Second Amendment Fun

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry. Come see the side show.  This is the USA ,where a sixteen year old boy can buy a gun easier than a pack of cigarettes, and where toting a sidearm is your God-given right. The second amendment to the United States  Constitution clearly states:

"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. "

What?? You mean you thought the second amendment said explicitly that individuals could keep an assault weapon in the closet?  Nope, not at all.  It has to do with having a citizen army as opposed to a professional military class.  

The irony is that these days there is no citizen army-- hasn't been since the draft was abolished. Oh, and we have an ever growing professional military. So if the point of the second amendment is to keep citizens armed so that a professional military can never arise and take over the government, how come it is now construed to mean that any yahoo who wants one can own a gun? Only God and the NRA know the answer to that one.

 Meanwhile, step right up and stand your ground. Exercise your God given right to shoot at anybody who looks suspiciously foreign or like they don't belong here. This is America, after all, land of the free and home of the brave.  Ready. Aim. FIRE!

H/T to the ever creative Zina Saunders for the video


Doug B said...

It seems to me that we have become a much crueler and more paranoid nation in recent decades. How to reverse the trend?

pinkpackrat said...

I agree Doug. The antidote to fear is knowledge I guess-- but it is hard to hear anything over the din of paranoid babble.