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Vic156 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 10:35 AM
The second amendment may not be about hunting. It however is most assuredly about self defense. Certainly our founders had tyrannical gov't in mind when they wrote it but they also had armed thugs in mind.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:46 PM
If they really thought the citizenry could resist regular troops, then they were idiots. Lots of other special circumstances have to be in play for that to ever work, that's why it seldom does. It was rare then, it's basically impossible now (remember, tyrannical governments don't much mind "collateral damage").

However, I don't think they did mean that. I think they meant we can resist tyrannical government better when we're not dependent on it for protection from "armed thugs", as you put it.

In a nation that already has more than 200 million guns, gun control does little other than make the work of rapists, robbers, murderers and nuts like Adam Lanza easier. When faced with gun control laws, the law abiding citizen has no choice other than to disarm or become an outlaw, but people with bad intentions are faced with no such moral dilemma. That's why the best friend of a rapist or a potential Adam Lanza is the gun control advocate who's working tirelessly to insure that his targets can't adequately defend themselves.

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