It’s no wonder they don’t understand

Ignore all the errors, the deceptive use of numbers, and the emotional appeals. There is one sentence that explains why they just don’t get it:

America is a nation that pays a heavy price for permitting its citizens to be armed.

Our constitution does not permit its citizens to be armed.

Yup. You read that right. And that is not an late April fools joke either.

Until they understand and adhere to this fundamental point they will never understand or leave us alone. The reality is that the people had the right to be armed before the Constitution existed and the people retained, explicitly through the 2nd and 10th Amendments those rights afterward. The U.S. Constitution permitted, through Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 and 16, the government to be armed.


2 thoughts on “It’s no wonder they don’t understand

  1. “Americans, as we have learned over the years, love their guns.”

    There’s that “love” reference again. Apparently some people imagine that we are amorously attracted to our guns in some perverted, pseudo-sexual sense, substituting gun ownership for human relationship. This is just shy of saying, “If you love your guns so much, why don’t you marry them?” Childish nonsense.

    “…the constitutional right to bear arms…has turned America over the past two hundred years into, perhaps, the most gun-obsessed country on Earth.”

    There it is again– now we’re “obsessed” with our guns, like it’s a pathological, illicit love affair. Besides, isn’t that putting the cart before the horse? Didn’t the Second Amendment arise out of a pre-existing belief that the armed citizen is a valuable, civilizing force in a Free State? We didn’t one day discover the Second Amendment in some obscure text somewhere, buried in an Egyptian tomb, and then say to ourselves, “Gee, since we discovered this new 2A thingy, I guess we’ll go ahead get us some damned guns, Martha! Yeee Haaww!”

    I’d say that this sort of “love & obsession” language indicates an obsession with guns on the part of the antis. If they weren’t so obsessed with guns, and with the idea of controlling other people, maybe they could leave us alone, or maybe even show a scintilla of respect for other cultures (especially one that has outperformed so many others to such a degree).

    If anything, it would be correct to say that America has been a “freedom-obsessed” country. Would that it were more so. Would that there were fewer of the “control-obsessed” mindset.

  2. “The U.S. Constitution permitted, through Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 and 16, the government to be armed.”

    And that seems to be just one of the many flaws in that document. I would put it at Clauses 12, 13, 14 and 18 though; 15 and 16 concerning the Militia, it would be “the people” that are armed.

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