I find it funny that most of the people that want to ban guns in America are in full support of the Arab spring and the movement to liberate Palestine as well as the liberation of any oppressed people around the world.
I wholeheartedly support these freedom movements as well but I have a question for the gun-ban advocates in my country, how do you think these people were freed in the Middle East? Do you think they just asked for liberty and their decades-long dictators agreed on the grounds that they had ruled, killed and stolen for long enough? Or do you think the people took up arms and fought for their freedom?
So tell me then how you think people who are rendered weaponless and therefore defenseless would defeat a government who’s armed to the teeth and is willing to continue to kill in order to defend their unjust position of power.
And tell me why you believe that an oppressive government will never exist in America when only a few hundred years ago we fought a revolution against such a government on this very soil.—
- More thoughts on Gun Control (via sugashane)
Weeellllll let’s be honest here, the situation in the Middle East is hardly comarable to America (I assume, although if I’m wrong then I appologise). America, like most western democracies (and indeed other non-western democracies) has inbuilt systems for implementing change peacably. Those forms of government were EXPRESSLY DESIGNED SO THAT YOU WOULD NOT NEED A GUN TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE GOVERNMENT, ARE YOU SERIOUSLY SAYING THAT YOU OWN A GUN SOLEY FOR “LIBERATING” THE COUNTRY IN THE EVENT OF OPPRESSION?
Are you serious…? Not sure if you’re trolling or not so I’ll go ahead and answer anyway.
Our avenues of peaceful change don’t always work, hence why the people that designed the very system you are touting about wrote in the very vehicle of change that you are denouncing as a viable option.
Think about that. The people who wrote the “wonderful” document that makes peaceful change possible also included an option of a not-so-peaceful method of change. Ask yourself why that is.
Asking why we need the 2nd Amendment if we can vote and still have the 1st Amendment is on par with wondering why a car needs airbags or a seat belt if it already has breaks.
Sometimes things fail to do their job. This is why a back-up plan isn’t just wise, it’s necessary.
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