Deinis B - Please don't make a mistake regarding the 2nd Amendment.
The Constitution does not bestow any individual rights, including the 2nd Amendment, on me or anyone else. It was written to define and control the federal government. My rights are inalienable – and so are yours.
If it is agreed that a piece of paper can give or assure my "rights" then it would follow that changing that piece of paper could take away my inalienable rights – NOT!
Is the 2nd Amendment a valid argument for owning a gun?
"Is referring to the 2nd amendment the best argument one can use to justify being "allowed" to own a gun? Not really. The Constitution is a piece of paper created by a few men a couple hundred+ years ago. It isn't a "legal" document you are a party to, or that you even signed. So why would one look to it as a guarantor or grantor of anything? Did it grant any rights? Unfortunately yes, but only the "supposed" right for a small group to use force against a larger one. And it also granted the small group the right to steal from the larger one, somehow. But it didn't, and doesn't, grant you any individual rights you don't already have. How could it? Rights are inherent and unalienable. They are part of being a human born into this world. The Constitution, ineffectively, supposedly tried to protect those rights from being encroached upon by others, especially government. If it would have worked we wouldn't be having this discussion.
You, and every individual living, has a right to life, and that right isn't defined by anybody but you. You are the sole "referee" of how that right will be protected and defended. Your rights are your responsibility. And yes, you are required to actively defend your right, if you value it. You have the biggest, vested interest in making sure that right is kept sacrosanct. As you have the most to lose if it is violated. Others will try to infringe on it and even dictate to you how you can protect it or exercise it. Those people are evil. They are bad people. You shouldn't listen to them or allow them to influence you in any way. They will try to limit you in your efforts to safeguard your right(s). Ignore them. They want to harm you or use you. They want to control you. They will exploit you, if you let them.
As the sole protector of your rights it would be wise to use the best tool and or tools you can find, create or acquire, to safeguard them. The people who want to harm you, rob you or control you, almost always choose guns as their tools. Fully automatic machine guns or assault rifles, and semi-automatic weapons, are all tools they use. They also have tanks, missiles, warplanes, warships and bombs in their arsenals. In the last century more than 100,000,000+ people have lost their right to life at the hands of these kinds of people. They were fooled into believing they didn't have the right to defend themselves. They believed, falsely, that others would protect them. That others cared about them and wouldn't harm them. That others would defend them. They believed in lies.
They were wrong and they are dead. http://www.amazon.com/Death-Government-R-J-Rummel/dp/1560009276
Don't look to a piece of paper for your rights. Don't waste your time. It is a fraud. What one politician says is your right another can then take away. Laws are whatever the ruling gang says they are. They have no legitimate or moral power over you at all. They can only do what you allow them to. The only real power they have over you is what you think they have. Your submission gives them power.
A gun is the best tool in the entire world a person can use for self-defense. That is a FACT. It is the ultimate equalizer. An 8 year old kid who knows how to use it becomes superior to the 250lb, 6'6" evil piece of crap who is trying to kill him. No other tool exists like it. A 95 year old woman in a wheel chair can also defend herself from that very same thug, successfully. What other tool could be used to do that? It doesn't exist!
If your enemy has a gun you better have one too. If he has an "assault rifle" you need one too. If he has a large magazine on his semi-auto, rifle why would you want any less? Why think you are going bring a knife to a gunfight and win? Surely you are smarter than that.
Bad people exist. Evil people exist. They are armed. They will kill you without any regret. Why would you not arm yourself with the best weapon, that works for you, that you can acquire? Nobody has a right to tell you what that might be. I sure don't and neither does anyone else. It is for you and you alone to decide. Don't let somebody else dictate what you are "allowed" to have when they don't play by the same rules. That makes you a sucker. It makes you a victim. And if you listen to them, you chose to do so and have nobody but yourself to blame when something bad happens as a result.
Screw the second amendment as your excuse for owning a gun! Arguing over what it means or what it allows is simply stupid. When you go down that slippery road you fall into the trap of the Hegelian dialectic and you will lose! Bad people use the willingness of reasonable people to compromise, for their own evil agenda. Hitler was pro gun control. So was Mao, Lenin, Castro and Pol Pot to name a few. And they all did what they did 'legally' because they made the laws.
Your individual right trumps everything else. Exercise it!"
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