Why is it that when an average citizen owns an AR 15 that has come with a standard thirty round clip for over forty years they are considered to be an “Assault Weapon” but when the Department of Homeland Security orders seven thousand of them all of a sudden they are “Personal Defense Weapons”?
Oh, it’s because they are “The Government”.
That’s fucking different.
Let me ask you something. Just who do you think the government is?
It seems to me that people talk about “The Government” like it is some nameless, faceless entity who farts rainbows and are merely some group of angelic saviors when it comes to defending the citizens of this country from the hordes of “Evil Doers” they have been talking about for over a decade now that have failed to materialize.
I have some bad news for you Sunshine.
“The Government” is comprised of people, real people.
People that have children, eat lunch and dinner, bitch about mechanics like everyone else and use the same quilted double ply Charmin to wipe their nasty asses you do.
They, unfortunately, are not infallible nor are they anywhere close to being perfect.
There is also that group who, shall we say, have less than altruistic reasons for working in government.
Just look at career politicians for example.
I think it would be safe to say that there are an inordinate amount of individuals in this group who can be said to have classic cases of narcissism,are control freaks, power junkies and my personal favorite, the world class phsycopaths.
Think Dick Cheney.
People like Donald Rumsfield, George W. and yes, Barack Obama are all what we used to call, civil servants.
The problem we seem to be having is that the higher up the echelons of heirarchy you go,there seems to be more and more of a personal agenda that trumps any notion of using the levers of power for the good of all.
This has been painfully obvious with the stark differences between the two major political parties, in case you haven’t noticed.
What does any of this have to do with the current brouhaha over gun control?
Let me point out to you the cities in this country that have the highest rate of gun crimes also happen to be the cities with the strictest gun control laws and have had these laws passed under Democratic administrations.
I think it is safe to say that these draconian gun laws are a complete and utter failure.
Yet here we are, again, having a national meltdown over gun control,under yet another Democratic administration.
Going full Don Quixote and completely ignoring the fact that prohibition of ANYTHING in this country is doomed to failure. Pick something the government has banned in this country and I will guarantee you that someone, somewhere, has one,up to and including radioactive material.
The media is, as usual, cheer leading this demonstrably ignorant effort instead of doing their fucking jobs and actually reporting on what is happening in this country on a daily basis.
The trial balloons are sent aloft and the reaction gauged accordingly.
They chip away at the stone, doing the administrations bidding every fucking day.
Feinstein’s gun ban is dead in the water, you can forget about that happening, it is the rest of the effort that is what needs watching.
Slowly but surely, “The Government” is strangling the Second Amendment by trying to sway popular opinion.
I have even seen reports that some people don’t think the Second Amendment is enough, they want to repeal the ENTIRE CONSTITUTION!
I have one thing to say about that and I really mean it.
Get the fuck out of my country while you are still able.
So while this “debate” rages on, seemingly ordinary people go to work every fucking day and have access to “Self Defense Weapons” that some people are trying to deny the rest of the citizenry even though it is blatantly unconstitutional because they think the average American can’t be trusted to own and operate the exact same firearm.
“Think of the children”.
I don’t see any guarantee of safety anywhere in the Constitution or any of it’s many amendments.
I do see that I have an inalienable right to life, liberty and to persue happiness, I also have an unalienable right to keep and bear arms while doing it.
Shall not be infringed is plain english and unmistakeable in it’s intent and definition.
When you start hearing arguments about guns being meant for hunting you are hearing the words of someone who has lost the argument before it started.
“Sporting weapons” is another non starter and is another phrase used by agent provocatuers.
Thomas Jefferson knew what he was talking about, fresh from our War of Independence when he said,
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Yet to this very day some people just don’t “get” that.
It is too far removed and is ancient history.
History that way too many people in this country are absolutely ignorant about.
I will let you go about your business with a twist on another old quote;
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Don’t forget to bring your fucking musket.
I was rightfully informed that the quote I attributed to TJ above is something he never said by commenter and fellow Blogger Grunge Gene.
I have struck it out but otherwise left it as it was in my original post and have added another Jefferson quote below it that makes my same point.
I apologize for not doing my homework on that and just using it off of a list of Jefferson quotes I received in an email.