Wednesday, November 22, 2006

ENDING THE SHOOTOUT

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.


WHAT DID ARMS MEAN IN 1791? WHAT DO ARMS MEAN TODAY?
THE BATTLE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT SHOULD END. WE SHOULD DECLARE THE NRA THE WINNER.
CONFIDENT THAT THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND OTHER SIMILAR ORGANIZATIONS COME FROM A THOUGHTFUL PLACE, AMERICA, WITH 200 MILLION GUNS ALREADY IN PRIVATE HANDS, SHOULD LET THOSE WHO CARE THE MOST ABOUT THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS DECIDE THE LIMITS, IF ANY OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT.
THE NRA, FREE OF THREATS FROM AN OPPOSITION, COULD RELAX AND FORMULATE A NATIONAL POLICY. THEY COULD DECIDE JUST WHAT ‘ARMS’ MEANS IN TODAY’S AMERICA AND WHO SHOULD OR SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO BEAR THEM.
ALL ARMS ISSUES SUCH AS LICENSING, SAFETY LOCKS, WAITING PERIODS, AND BACKGROUND CHECKS, ETC., SHOULD CEASE TO BE CONTENTIOUS, BUT RATHER, RESOLVED BY THE NRA ITSELF, WITHOUT OPPOSITION.
WITH SO MANY GUNS ALREADY CIRCULATING IN AMERICA, MORE WOULD HARDLY MATTER. PERHAPS BY RESPECTING THE JUDGMENT OF GUN ENTHUSIASTS, THEY MIGHT FEEL LIBERATED ENOUGH TO DEVELOP A SOBER AND RESPONSIBLE INTERPRETATION OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT.
AMERICA COULD MOVE ON TO MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES.

16 comments:

The Political Impaler said...

I can't tell weather you are serious or testing us. Obviously we can't have fully automatic weapons or RPG's and shoulder carried missles but I believe everyone should have the right to carry a handgun. I chose to turn my guns in and surrender my license, it just didn't make sense to keep them anymore. While were at it, let's decriminalize marijuana and legalize prostitution.

Purple Haze said...

Good idea. Let's also put the NRA in charge of defending us from Iraq, N. Korea, Syria, Iran and all those other nasty mofos out there. Since the NRAers know how to shoot , let's give 'em some targets!?!?

MilesDavis said...

Thank You! I'll never give up my guns. Never,ever...ever!

quicksand said...

DEAR IMPALER
I'M BOTH...SERIOUS AND TESTING.

THE NRA HAS BEEN WORKING FROM A DEFENSIVE POSITION, TRYING TO HOLD THEIR GROUND. IF THE CHALLEGE TO THEIR POLICIES WERE REMOVED, THEY WOULD FEEL FREE TO DEVELOP A SOUND APPROACH TO THIS ISSUE.

ALREADY I FIND YOUR RESPONSE INTERESTING. WHY NOT AUTOMATIC WEAPONS OR RPG'S?
EVERYONE CARRY A HANDGUN? AGE? CRIMINAL WEAPON? BACKGROUND?
MY MIND IS WIDE OPEN.

quicksand said...

RED AND BLUE MAN,

I'M SERIOUS. IT COULD BECOME A POLITICAL PARTY. THE 'LET THE OTHER HAVE HIS WAY' PARTY.
IF IT'S A GOOD WAY, WE'RE ALL TO GAIN.
IF IT'S A BAD WAY, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL LET THEM KNOW.

quicksand said...

THAT'S IT MILES..............STICK TO YOUR GUNS!

The Political Impaler said...

If you are talking about self defense and protection of our family and our property we have no need for automatic weapons. A semi-automatic, such as a Glock, is perfect for self defense. Hunters don't need fully automic rifles, such as an M16, an HK5 , or any of the popular assault rifles because it would not be hunting anymore, it would be slaughter. Why would the average citizen need grenade launchers and surface to air missles. If you are talking about a national militia to protect us from an invading force then we should all have any weapons we want plus a tank. I don't know what the right age should be. We give our kids cars and they kill themselves, think what they would do if they had guns. No weapons to anyone until they have reached the age of 18. There would have to be National Firearms training and criminal background checks for everyone who wants a weapon. Can the weapon be concealed or would we have to carry it on the outside of our clothes. I would let an expanded ATF run things,not the NRA.

MilesDavis said...

Wow! I would really love to have just one grenade launcher! (Is that bad?)

ANN SNEED said...

Re: NRA…I think your idea/thinking is sound & psychologically brilliant. If the NRA boys had to defend their position with the power behind their decision…all fear of castration would be eliminated.

quicksand said...

MILES

TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. NO, YOUR DESIRE FOR A GRENADE LAUNCHER IS NOT BAD AS LONG AS IT'S USED BETWEEN CONSENTING ADULTS.

quicksand said...

THANKS MISS ANNIE,

I SAY LET'S PUT THE BALListics IN THEIR COURT.

Horse Breath said...

On this day we can all be thankful for armor piercing bullets.

quicksand said...

DEAR HORSE

AND THANKFUL FOR ARMOR PIERCING COMMENTS!

ben's friend said...

If surface to air missiles were outlawed, only outlaws would have surface to air missiles.....

Grenade launchers don't kill people; people kill people!

I hope that settles the matter.

quicksand said...

BEN-FRIEND,
WAIT TILL MADISON AVENUE GETS HOLD OF THE CONCEPT.
DESIGNER STINGER MISSLES...IN PASTEL COLORS.

'WHY, WHEN I WAS A KID, MY GRENADE LAUNCHER WAS A STANDARD KHAKI.WE HAD NONE OF THESE CANDY-APPLE CRIMSON COLORS.'

MilesDavis said...

Does "WELL REGULATED MILITIA" mean they take a DUMP each morning like clockwork??? Man .....I wish I could do that!