Tuesday, February 15, 2005

If You are Pro Gun Control - You're Probably a Racist

Read the linked article (in the header) by one of my favorite writers, Dave Kopel.

Obviously, the lede for this post is intentionally inflammatory, but reading the article does reinforce my belief that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the people from the government. I mean this in the sense that Democracy can be very fickle in its seemingly whimsical ability to decide what is and what is not good for you.

Simply put, if you want to oppress someone, take away their ability to fight back. While the article focuses primarily on the KKK's use of superior firepower to further exacerbate the plight of "Freedmen" in the southern states, it is clear that their confiscation of firearms from former slaves was, on some level, sanctioned by the government. Similarly, the current anti-gun movement has used, for years, whatever political pressure they could muster to villify the gun and lawful owners of the gun and create draconian laws against possession as well as ridiculous registration requirements. As they have become more and more successful, we have seen a correllating (I believe) decrease in the way society values property rights. For that matter we've seen a devaluing of individual rights. (We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." (Hillary Clinton, 1993)).

Look the purpose of the bill of rights was to protect us from some of the abuses of democracy, which is, in effect, a might is right system of government. Also, while this little rant is a bit incoherent, let me ask what happened to the part of the 2nd Amendment that regards the right to bear arms? I know the government lets ("lets" see how insidious government controls are?) us have some weapons, but what happens if you actually have to use them?

Kid Handsome


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