From: Jackson Tn
This might sound stupid to people from the US , please realise this is coming from a dutch guy, but why do you need guns in your house?
Seriously, I don't get it.. I am 33 years old, never lost a nights sleep and I do not own a gun (or any weapon). Is it really that dangerous in the US?
Well, actually 76,751,637 people in America own guns, according to US Census Bureau Data for 2009. Now that may not be most, but it is far from an insignificant number. I find it sad that people who want to pontificate on America's 2nd amendment have no idea what they speak of.
George Mason, principle author behind the Bill of Rights, advised, “What is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” Later Mason clarified, “A well-regulated militia, composed of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and other Freemen was necessary to protect our ancient laws and liberty from the standing army.” Bearing arms remains an inalienable “right of the people.”[/b] Mason wanted each man to suitably furnish for himself weaponry, supplies and training.
It is even more shameful that so many Americans are utterly ignorant of the fact that the 2nd amendment is not for "hunting". Shame on you people. Divining what the 2nd Amendment is for takes no more than reading what it's author, and the other founders, TELL US IT IS FOR. You should pull your heads out of the sand and do a little research.
Take a look at at this video of the brilliant Dr. Walter E. Williams commenting on the second amendment, then read something about it so you naysayers can know what the hell you are talking about:
How about this nugget so many ignore:
"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."
-- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28
Sorry if the truth above is too much, oh wait, the truth does not matter to gun control people:
" ... to disarm the people - that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
-- George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380
And the best thing for people in other countries to understand is this:
"[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
--James Madison, The Federalist Papers, No. 46
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