“The United States’ current obsession with the question of gun control must seem absurd to the people of the Middle East, where every country is eternally embroiled in civil war or fighting off aggressive neighbors. People there clearly see the value of armed citizens protecting themselves against marauding rebels, brutal religious factions and corrupt governments.
In parts of the world such as Mexico, South America and numerous African nations, the brutal murder and wholesale slaughter of men, women and children take place almost every day. Their helpless citizens would welcome guns to protect themselves and their families. They would see America’s gun control advocates as extraordinarily naive to believe that it is all right to be defenseless in your own home and trust the local police force to protect them. In their countries, there is no such thing as an honest policeman, bands of lawless citizens kill with impunity and every government official is corrupt and dangerous.
Back in the relatively peaceful land of the United States, pro-gun advocates can passionately point to the birth of this great nation. Armed citizens fought back the tyrannical rule of the Motherland with muskets and gunpowder — not with a declaration of independence on a piece of paper. The Spirit of America was reflected in the grit and valor of the early settlers who plunged into the wilderness of the American frontier to sink a stake into ground, swing an ax against a tree to clear the land, and build a home — with only their rifles to protect them against hostile animals and Indians. Back then, no man could have had any hope of protecting his family, or surviving the Wild West, without his trusty Colt and Winchester…
…In considering the question of gun control, the real question is not whether we need assault rifles or a better review process of those who want to own them. Rather, it is whether we as human beings should embrace the violence that bred us throughout history; or trust in the continued good judgement of reasonable men — in our government and across the street — that can make us more than animals in our daily lives. “
“Continued good judgement of reasonable men — in our government and…”
What judgement of any government officials can ever be called “good”?
The political class is generally understood to consist mainly of sociopathic liars “…rogues and vagabonds, frauds and scoundrels,” and the entire system they serve is based upon the fallacious belief that men can nobly exercise “authority” over his fellow man.
These same sociopaths have the protection of the states guns as protection from everyone else not in the privileged class.
I am with Bob Owens on this one, “Those of us who understand history and who learn from it will keep our arms, thank you very much.”
(Via.) Mario Almonte via Huff Post <—Read more here