As in your post you present that a glock can cause almost as much damage as a AR-15;
and you do not believe "people" (I suppose you mean "non Military") should be flying F-16's "armed to the teeth".
Not the issue.
The issue is having "adequate force to repel" whatever force is applied.
Or as Samuel Adams in 1772 (See below) presents:
the "DUTY" OF "SELF PRESERVATION".
Less than 75 years ago 50 million people died fighting against "machine guns" and even Jet planes at the end of WW2;
You think that can't happen again? Just look at China's Military arsenal on YouTube; You Think all that Used Steel they have been buying up from the United States lately has been for building trinkets??? Should a world war break out; What type of Firearm would you prefer?
And if it does happen again, what would we do, ask the enemy to use BB guns? and to "fight fair"...
From the beginning weapons have been evolving, and those who failed to evolve simply ceased to exist.
I personally would feel better knowing a few of my neighbors had F-16's parked in their field "ARMED to the TEETH", just as I have seen video's with Russians who have jets parked in their farm fields "ARMED to the TEETH" with a small house and laundry line nearby.
Absolute Rights of the Colonists, 1772:
In Full: http://www.pacificwestcom.com/oregonpatriotparty/Rights_of_t...
"...1st. Natural Rights of the Colonists as Men.--
Among the Natural Rights of the Colonists are these First. a Right to Life; Secondly to Liberty; thirdly to Property;
together with THE RIGHT to support and DEFEND THEM in the "BEST MANNER" they can--Those are EVIDENT Branches of, rather than deductions from the "DUTY OF SELF PRESERVATION", commonly called "THE FIRST LAW OF NATURE"--
All Men have a Right to remain in a State of Nature as long as they please: And in case of intollerable Oppression, Civil or Religious, to leave the Society they belong to, and enter into another.--
When Men enter into Society, it is by voluntary consent; and they have a right to demand and insist upon the performance of such conditions, And previous limitations as form an equitable "original compact".--
Every natural Right not expressly given up or from the nature of a Social Compact necessarily ceded remains.--
All positive and civil laws, should conform as far as possible, to the Law of natural reason and equity.-- "
"...In short it is the "greatest absurdity" to suppose it in the power of one or any number of men at the entering into society, to renounce their "essential natural rights", or the MEANS (i.e. FIREARMS etc.) of preserving those rights when the great end of civil government from the "very nature of its institution" is for the support, protection and defence of those VERY RIGHTS: the principal of which as is before observed, are life, liberty and property.
If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the [Volume 5, Page 396] right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave--"
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RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC
John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.