People like Beaver Vortex piss me off because *Flame Flame Flame*and they have no opinion or idea on the subject.
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So to make a point to idiots like me you create well thought out, meaningful posts. That just happen to have no opinion or idea on the subject. Way to go, man.
MysticNinja- So the entirety of the Bill of Rights are basic rights? Not really. The "basic" or "natural" rights, according to the Declaration, are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness as I recall. Not really much about guns there, but the Bill of Rights basically exist to protect these things. And the Bill of Rights has your precious safety blanket amendment. So, this all backs you up right? But there are limits to every freedom. You are allowed to pursue happiness but what if shooting people makes you happy? Try telling that to a judge.
I think the limit is when exercising your basic rights interferes with others basic rights. So you CAN use that gun to help protect your own Life and Liberty, but you CAN ALSO oh so easily use to violates another's right to life. So owning a gun can go either for you or against others. It dosen't really favor a side, since these are the two things a gun can be used for. I just love how both sides on the gun control argument pretend the other potential use dosen't exist.
So we have guns so we can keep the military from taking over? To form a militia, right? Wait a minute here. We already have a militia, a permanant one. It's called the National Guard, and it's under the control of the Governor. So, the militia we have to protect us from the government is infact controlled by the government. I mean, in all honesty, if the government just decides to take over then we are screwed. End of story. So you can use the excuse of having guns to protect us from the government all you want, I just hope you know it's a lie because they won't be able to.