Joined: 28 Dec 2005
|Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:46 pm Post subject: 2nd Amendment
What about the explosion of drug prescriptions that cause homicidal and suicidal tendencies to deal with mental problems, particularly for younger people and children?
Anyway, you have less of a chance being killed in a classroom than in an airplane, even with 300 million guns in the country and criminals disregarding gun control laws.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Militia – Wikipedia
“Some of the ways the term “militia” is used include:
Defense activity or service, to protect a community, its territory, property, and laws.
The entire able-bodied population of a community, town, county, or state, available to be called to arms.
A private, non-government force, not necessarily directly supported or sanctioned by its government.”
My comment: No invader will be able to occupy the U.S. for long when the population is packing guns and can shoot straight.
“During the Revolutionary War era, the British recognized the colonists would use their weapons to defend themselves, so they made efforts to confiscate as many weapons as they could. If you recall, this was the primary instigation of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolution. These battles erupted when the British were trying to capture the colonists’ weapons and ammunition stores at Concord.”
Peak Trader This is nuts. Back in the days of the Revolution the colonial militia used weapons and tactics that were comparable to those used by the regular British army. I’m sorry, but even the most well armed civilians today are no match for today’s military. This is just Rambo fantasy stuff. Comments like this tell me that way too many civilians are completely uninformed about modern weapon systems and modern military tactics. Old Tea Party warriors who think they could take on a modern army wouldn’t last a New York minute.
A large population, that refuses to be subjugated, can do a lot of damage picking-off an occupying army with plenty of small arms & ammo and without warplanes, tanks, bazookas, etc..