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commented on Jeff Danziger
8 months ago
Yeah. But what does a well-regulated militia look like? Why isn’t that the National Guard? Why do we have to deal with language written by people who were addressing a whole different set of problems. We don’t have British, French or Indian Nations threatening the frontier any more. And if all the gun nuts in the nation went up against the Federal Government troops, they’d get slaughtered. So we get nothing. No defense against tyranny. No well-regulated militia. Only the highest murder rate of any first world nation.
What I said. Repeal it. Re-enact something that makes sense. Everyone is trying to parse out what the 2nd Amendment means. Why bother? The Constitution is not the Bible. Repeal it. Re-enact something everybody understands.
Needed to be said, though.
The NRA is a terrorist organization. Repeal the 2nd Amendment.
commented on Mike Lester
11 months ago
Seriously? That’s what you took from that tl;dr? You’re right, I DO want to take away your right to defend yourself. Darwin does too.
commented on Candorville
11 months ago
This is brilliant. Worthy of a Pulitzer. It sums up one of the fundamental reasons the Obama presidency is so important, and how it changes EVERYthing!
To a six-year-old, four years is forever. I remember in 1961, when they replaced Eisenhower’s picture with Kennedy’s. I was shocked – I mean, can they DO that? Really? Even today, somewhere in my head, Eisenhower is the REAL, forever President.
This cartoon speaks of all the four, five and six year olds in the USA. Obama as President changes the racial dialogue in the US for the foreseeable future.
And I think Obama knows it. Otherwise, why would he studiously ignore the REAL reason for the adamant, fanatic and irrational opposition he has encountered for the last four years – an opposition which would never even take “yes” for an answer, whose ONLY consistent theme has been to prevent Obama from performing any act of Presidential leadership. The Tea Party engine is not fueled by some kind of Objectivist, anti-Socialist ideology. Their energy is the same energy and fury that fought the National Guard in Mississippi and threw stones at school buses in Boston.
That kind of hate won’t give up. It can only die. And for eight years, Obama’s presence in the White House undermines the transmission of that hate to a whole generation more than all previous efforts.
Plus, finally, everyone is gonna be able to afford medical care. Epic.
My Agenda? This thread is dying anyway. Might as well risk a tl;dr
Goodness @phdtogo, what an excitable African PhD you are! I have concerns about some parts of the Constitution. I mean what’s up with that stuff about three-fifths of a person? We should, at least, repeal THAT.
But no, I don’t have any immediate issues with the division of powers. Right now, I’m worried about gettin’ my money’s worth out of the 2nd Amendment. As the poster above points out, we aren’t getting our “well regulated militia,” and we’re paying a mighty stiff price for it in terms of murder and general mayhem. It just seems that the 2nd fails to deliver what it promises.
I guess I should’ve been clearer. I’d like to repeal and re-enact the Mighty 2nd. If a “well regulated militia” is so important to us AND we are willing to continue paying the blood-price we’re paying now, we’ll reenact it as is. Simple, huh? Of course, if we DO want a “well-regulated militia” strong enough to effectively resist the tyrannical government, we could amend the 2nd require all gun owners to organize, and allow them to purchase and own even more powerful weapons – y’know, tanks and AA rockets and Scud missiles and whatnot. That would increase the blood-price as militias squabble like Crips and Bloods over turf and our cities turn into Somalian wonderlands, but at least we’ll have that “well regulated militia” of excitable gun-boys.
OR we could decide that our National Guard IS that well regulated militia the Founders wanted us to have. Rather than letting any citizen of whatever sanity buy an assault rifle with firepower the Founders never imagined, we’ll just stay friends with our NG neighbors who have the keys to the NG armories. Reenact the 2nd to require a NG, and leave out that part about “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” It’s the Constitution, Doc. It ain’t holy scripture. It can be changed.
So what I’m saying is that it’s unlikely that the American public would be willing to continue to undergo the bloody assaults on public peace and order made possible by the ready availability of rapid-fire, high velocity weapons, just so gun afficionados can continue their bromance with lovely, smooth, exciting phallic weapons. I mean, if gays can get married, why can’t guys who are into it pose shirtless in the mirror with their large, dangerous, powerful guns? Why can’t a guy compensate for his inadequacies by purchasing increasingly larger, smoother, thicker weapons, and yes … even sext his friends with his latest poses, like any other guy with an iPhone shoved in his pants? Why can’t he go to gun shows, and let other guys feel his guns and let him feel theirs? What’s the harm?
It’s romantic, Doc, but I think gunphilia-aphobes will win the argument because the harm of all that is stacking up like Connecticut body bags. Back to fappin’ to pictures of guns on the internet, I guess. Seems SO unfair, I know, but those twenty dead kids just kinda kill the mood anyway, don’t ya think?
commented on Mike Lester
12 months ago
One week after Sandy Hook, and lo! – the creatures that live under that big, flat NRA rock come creeping back out of hiding. And here is their best argument, the fantasy of yet another dickless wonder trying to compensate for his inadequacy with too much gun for the likes of him.
Gotta love it. He (in his dreams) bagged the elementary-school shooter! Problem solved. Or is that a SWAT Team guy? How many kids, teachers and cops got killed by those high-velocity rounds? That’s the nice thing about fantasy – no cleanup costs.
Nobody needs those kinds of guns. If you bought ‘em to resist the government, dude, it’s not enough. If you bought ‘em because you don’t see how it’s any of your neighbors’ business if you want to be the RL incarnation of “ Call of Duty,” it’s too much. If you think a firefight between untrained idiots is a good thing to have around children, you’re a lunatic loser, kinda like the guy who shot up Sandy Hook. No guns for you. Repeal the 2nd Amendment.
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