“The text of the Second Amendment is very clear: “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.”
To erode the Second Amendment is to destabilize the entire Bill Of Rights. No Second Amendment, no First Amendment. No First Amendment, no freedom. That is precisely what empire wants: an uncodified constitution where freedom is arbitrarily granted as a privilege, not embodied as a natural right…
Empire knows that disarmament breeds dependency, both physically and psychologically. “Gun violence” and “gun control” are control words for disarmament. Gun violence does not exist. Guns cannot kill people. People kill people. Registration, gun-free zones, limiting magazine capacities, banning semi-auto sporting rifles – these all represent pathways to reduction and confiscation, should a nefarious government feel so inclined. None of these things prevent bad people from killing good people with guns. On the contrary, they advantage criminals and put innocent people at risk.
Empire hates citizens having the power to defend and protect themselves. It has worked very hard to condition the population into disarming itself by repeatedly suggesting that guns are inherently bad, have no place in the everyday life of civilized human beings, and are thus best restricted to use by specially trained and approved authorities. Regular people should not have them. The dream is for guns to be removed from circulation altogether and erased from the public consciousness, like in England, where violent crime rates are nonetheless somewhere between 6 to 10 times higher than the United States. Less shootings, but massively more criminality and violence, which is hard to defend against, physically and legally. No right to bear arms. No positive right to free speech. A wholly uncodified constitution. Dependency achieved.
When world society is principled, educated, noble, and greatly distinguished by its intellectual and emotional maturity, there will be little necessity for guns, other than for sporting and historical purposes. Those who believe we are anywhere close to that, should immediately check themselves into the nearest loony bin. You’ve been duped. The perception that we have already somehow achieved reasonable standards of cultural sophistication and international democracy, is a total fiction… It will take many generations before integrity, excellence, and personal responsibility are innate to society at large…
[I]f you are a good-hearted US citizen who has ever contemplated exercising your right to bear arms, now is a good time. Empower yourself, find wise tutelage, defend life and liberty, be an asset to your community and nation, and seriously piss off empire in the process.” ~Neil Kramer