Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:44 PM
The original idea was that 'the people' could, if necessary, resist tyrannous governments by forming militia to fight against the state. That is what the ammendment was for. That provision has absolutely no relevance to the modern world and now the second ammendment prevents law and order, rather than protects it. (For example, The Waco Siege.)
The 2nd ammendment is the excuse behind which emotionally inadequate gun-freaks can lovingly fondle their shiny phallic substitutes. Guns have no place in a civilised society. All the arguments put forward by the KKK... sorry, I mean NRA, are irrelevant, because they avoid the real issue; guns give people feelings of ultimate physical and social power, and some people lust after that feeling. The very popular pro-gun phrase, 'you can have my gun when you prise it from my cold dead fingers' tells you all you need to know about the emotionally unintelligent and aggresive mindset of the hardcore pro-gun supporter.
The Second Ammendment is cleary out-dated and should be repealed. What militia?