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Sunday, August 19, 2012

From Our Cold Dead Hands!

                  The Right to Bear Arms VS. The Right Not To Be Shot.
      The Second Amendment: A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
     Militia- The trouble with the broad interpretation and wording of The Second Amendment is that gun nuts love to preach it like The New Testament. Our bill of rights as it stands allows any single individual to arm themselves like a real militia which is a dangerous and powerful thing for the average bigot or schizophrenic to be able to hold over the rest of us.
     We as everyday hardworking taxpaying American citizens should be able to also exert our basic human rights to Life, Liberty and the right not to be shot dead by some nut with a machine gun dressed in full body armor; which ironically is not part of The Second Amendment, even though the killers right to buy as much combat weapons as their credit card can handle is. The key word in The Second Amendment is, “A Well Regulated Militia”. What kind of regulated militia was “The Joker Killer” or “The Norway Shooter”, both armed to the teeth with assault weapons and body armor they most likely bought off the internet and had delivered to their front doorstep; they could probably have gotten it gift wrapped for free.
     Everyone loves to have as many rights as they can get in America, even if they don't know exactly what all of them are. Extra rights than other countries gives us a feeling of superiority that makes Americans feel extra democratically special inside. This is probably why we tell everyone we are trying to spread human rights worldwide, but then we are constantly being accused of violating human rights throughout the World. The true story is we like to hoard all the rights to ourselves to the point that we are so full of rights and ourselves, that we get violently ill all over the rest of society. This seems to be the unfortunate situation our nation's public finds itself in now. We are faced with a social disease of overly armed crazies posing a threat of not only a national epidemic of horror, pandemonium, indiscriminate violence, not to mention more brutal  killings, that will start to plague our very own lives if nothing major is done about it. The new threat of national and global terrorism is being reborn and manifested into our own people. This is very disconcerting because the next single terrorist cell is most likely going to be another delusional citizen acting out of his own crazed volition. These nuts cannot be allowed to hold more rights than the average moderately armed American citizen who feels perfectly comfortable with a deer rifle or shotgun. These weapons are  actually a useful and acceptable  tool for feeding or defending ones home from just about anything imaginable, along with a cell phone of course.
       Something drastic and intellectually heroic needs to be done immediately so the problem is not bureaucratically pondered over for another two hundred years. If we as normal hardworking citizens who just want to make a decent living, and then drive home without being shot dead, cannot rely on our government to actually do their duty and protect us, this gun violence epidemic sweeping across the country regardless of what the gun industry has to say about it, will cause us all the risk of one day facing armed maniacs in our own neighborhoods, grocery stores, religious functions, and movie theatres, no matter where we live in this country. It used to be in the old days you would hear about a restaurant shooting and automatically think it was a mob hit or civilians got caught in a cross fire between the crooks and police. Those good old days of at least rationally explainable criminal motives regarding the violence on our streets are now being taken over by the single armed to the hilt individual, who was allowed by our government to hold the power of life and death over us all. Capitalism should not mean you can play god over people’s lives just because you can afford an assault rifle, 2,000 rounds of ammunition, and full military body armor.
     Our human rights and expectations of protection from this violent gun epidemic through the security of our government is clearly spelled out in our Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be Self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights. That among these is Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” We as citizens and human beings need to reclaim our rights of protection, over the rights of murderous crazies, regardless of how some nut interprets The Second Amendment. We need to re-interpret the amendment to rationally include the safety of ourselves, our children, and our children’s children from more senseless gun violence.