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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Reality Check

Came across this video today explaining our second amendment. It is excellent! Over the years I think people have forgotten the original idea for this and how precious it really is. Other countries think we are crazy gun lovers here but its not about hunting or protecting ourselves from criminals, even if thats what it seems to have become about over the decades. Here's the real story, a reality check...


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  1. I did know that there has always been a fear that your own government would turn against the people, but that's taking paranoia to extremes and no other countries seem to worry about such things. I can see why guns were seen to be needed when there were attacks from Native Americans (although who would blame them for attacking) - but when the country began to be more organised and civilised it was surely a big mistake to continue to allow everyone to carry a gun. Sadly it's too late to backtrack now, there are just too many guns in the US society.

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    1. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one, Katrina. I don't see it as paranoia at all. I see it as wisdom. History proves it...
      The American Indians for one, If they had rifles they could have fought back.

      Ask the blacks here in America about it
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz6NSfq0SYk&feature=youtu.be

      Or the Jews in Germany...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H-qOUmCrIU&feature=share&list=PL62BDB02F46EFE07B

      Cambodia, Russia, China, Turkey, Uganda

      1911 – Turkey disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
      1929 – Russia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
      1935 – China disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
      1938 – Germany disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million Jews.
      1956 – Cambodia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people.
      1964 – Guatamala disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
      1970 – Uganda disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians.

      and then Western colonization, Briton to India, and lots of African countries that were affected by it. Mostly all for economic reasons, just used how they were going to 'better' their lives to get in first. I believe every person has the right to defend themselves. And thats not just meaning I have a right to defend myself from the man who breaks into my house but many other things too.

      Hermann Suter, vice-president of the Swiss lobbying group Pro Tell put it this way.. "It is a question of trust between the state and the citizen. The citizen is not just a citizen, he is also a soldier, " he reminds me. "The gun at home is the best way to avoid dictatorships - only dictators take arms away from the citizens."

      Food for thought.

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  2. Yes definitely agreeing to disagree. I think if you live in a democracy where everybody is equal and has a vote then there is nothing to fear. How many people have been shot in the US by people, nothing to do with the government, just gun owners - dead is dead no matter who shoots you. If a government does turn on its citizens then it's only going to end up being more of a bloodbath if everyone has guns. You have to trust people not to vote in nutters - as the Germans did with Hitler. I don't think any US president would be that nutty and evil - not even Trump!

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  3. I'm not a pro-gun person. It's so complicated here. Why, as movie director, Michael Moore points out in his film, "Bowling for Columbine," do Canadians own as many guns, but have so much less gun violence? I've only heard of two incidents of people shooting random innocent people in Canada.
    But in the U.S., there are reasons this gun violence is going on. Alienated, angry people have guns, and some with definite mental health problems, have killed people because of it.

    Militias here have guns, stockpiles of weapons. Why does anyone have to own an assault rifle, a weapon of war meant to kill large numbers of people? Look at Dylann Root who killed 9 African Americans in church. Then a man who went into a Sikh temple in Wisconsin a few years ago and out of bigotry, killed six people in it.

    I don't trust Trump or other of his friends. I think he and his followers are frightening. When protesters were in an arena in Raleigh, N.C., Trump supporters were spitting at them and calling them racist slurs, and some people were hit.

    But what is the cause of this gun violence here and not in Canada or Europe? What is going on here? Why this gun violence against innocent people?

    And as far as Black people are concerned, yes, many feel the need for self-defense, but the rate at which they are being killed by police is increasing, 1/3 of them unarmed at least.

    There is so much wrong here at this point. There are deep social and economic issues at play and a lot of alienation by some.

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