That's right - but a lot of things today are screwed up.
Perfectly stated.Rights exist whether or not governments choose to protect them or not. The question you have to ask yourself is, do I claim my rights in defiance of an unfriendly government or do I choose not to because the risk is to great?
Civil disobedience. It has a long, honored tradition. In fact, it was how the USA got started.So what's YOUR solution? Defy the courts? Armed revolution? What? As the crime rate drops in CCW states, the citizens will demand CCW in their own states. It's already happening. If that's not good enough for you, I ask again--what's YOUR solution?
That depends on the future course of events and whether or not the generally despicable behavior at all levels of government changes for the better or worse.What's your solution?
They did. It was an outrage: several thousand firearms were illegally seized and/or destroyed by government officials. Almost no one who isn't into guns knows about it, either.If they come to take away our guns, I'll stand with you. Okay?
Hey, if things are going well for you where you live, that's great. They still suck up where I am. As bad as it is here, it's worse in other parts of the country. And politicians at all levels are trying to impose more gun control laws, not repeal them.Have we gotten so fond of griping and fulminating about the anti-gunners that we don't notice when things are finally going our way?
Back at ya.If you're advocating armed revolution--which is the only logical alternative to what I'M advocating, which is working within the excellent system we have now--sorry, I don't have any more use for you than I do for islamist terrorists.
The 400+ firearms that Bloomberg confiscated from gun stores in several states and the thousands illegally confiscated in New Orleans notwithstanding....If that's NOT what you're saying--then what, EXACTLY, do you recommend that we do?
Maybe we ought to spend less time and energy worrying about those gun confiscations that will never come (the people will never support THAT, either--outright gun bans were voted down 2 to 1 in MASSACHUSETTS, for God's sake), maybe we ought to notice when things are going well and work to keep them going well.
It isn't happening for several reasons. No one here is advocating "rooftop voting" or tarring and feathering local government officials.This is what I mean by macho posturing. It's easy to shake your fist and declare your resistance against a ban that ISN'T HAPPENING.
Yeah, whatever.That takes is back to what I said in the first place: our energy is best spent working for candidates who support our views, and not indulging our Red Dawn fantasies.