– George Mason, co-author of the Second Amendment.
Since the U.S. President brought the subject up earlier this week, let’s talk guns.
You know I’m pro-gun. Why? Because I like them. That’s the only reason I need in this country. For a little refresher, here’s the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
“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.”
I also believe there are people who should not be allowed to have guns. For some of you, this means I don’t believe in the Constitution. Stop your weeping, that’s stupid and ridiculous. For one, that’s an all or none proposition and second, there are people even the most conservative of persons believe shouldn’t have guns. Felons, for one. The recidivism rate is too high to allow felons to have guns. Interestingly enough, gang members who have served their prison time and have been released are probably the persons who need a gun the most, but that’s a different story.
Psychopaths shouldn’t have guns. If you’re a dangerous nutcake, you don’t need a gun of any type. If you’re likely to commit a violent offense, you aren’t going to be in a “well regulated Militia.” You’re a nut. You’re koo-koo for cocoa puffs. You’re likely to go on a killing spree, thinking you’re “The Joker.” No, I’m not trying to be funny by bringing up extremely negative events, I’m damn serious. As long as you’re alive, you shouldn’t have access to firearms.
There’s something else we need to understand: Nutcakes with guns include terrorists. Terrorists ARE nutcakes. Terrorists, people who kill indiscriminately or in the name of a religion, don’t need guns. Honestly, they are the worst form of nutcake. Get this if you’ve never gotten anything at all from this blog: Terrorists are psychopaths. They kill indiscriminately because they like to do so. You should not be allowed to have firearms; in fact, people who get you firearms and know what you’re about should be jailed for extended periods of time because they got you firearms.
There aren’t many other people who should be banned from having guns. So we’re not going to sweat them. Antigovernment militias should be allowed to have guns. If they want them, and are law-abiding citizens, they should have guns if they want them. Once they break laws, that shit’s over.
Then there’s the militia portion of the Second Amendment.
According to me, militias should get to keep (and get more) guns if they want. I’ve often wondered what is a militia? George Mason thought the militia was every citizen, but those days were different than now. Thomas Jefferson believed every citizen should want to come to the defense of their nation, even if it was against their own government. Today, we get arguments about what constitutes “defense.” We also have no freaking clue what these militias do in peacetime emergencies. For instance, what about during Hurricane Katrina? There had to have been some militias in Louisiana, Mississippi and LA (lower Alabama) at the time. I thought the militias would have been doing stuff like helping out in areas by running security patrols, passing out food and the like. Maybe they were, but they received little to no publicity if they were. It seems more like they bugged out to their own families to hotels in the Southwest and came back when it was safe.
During the Katrina evacuation, we had to clear out and set up a building here on Port San Antonio to house evacuees. We were told we were going to take time away from our duties to volunteer to help out. An O-6, a colonel told us “Americans are in trouble. It’s our duty to help Americans.” You have no idea of the satisfaction that comes from making an office building with giant cube farms, to a sleeping area, to a home for people without homes. It’s a highlight of my military career. Evidently it’s a lowlight to one turd I know, who thought those Americans should be left to die. Mostly because they aren’t conservatives. Yeah, your political views should determine whether you should live or not. That’s not frightening though, it’s just stupid.
If you want to be in a militia, you should have have to be able to do something beyond firing a gun. The problem is, most Americans today CAN’T do service. You know, stuff like being physically fit or capable of doing something other than shoot? I have to laugh because I was a long distance runner. I’ve always said I could get out of bed and run three miles. I see some of these militias and it’s obvious during an emergency or “revolution”, they are in danger of hurting themselves. One of these prepper shows had a man who was grossly overweight prepping. Except he was a type 2 diabetic and had to hope for a short-term event so he could get his meds before he was finished.
If you can’t run 1.5 miles, you shouldn’t be part of the militia, because you won’t have anything to do with being in a “well Regulated militia.” You’re a broken down fat ass slob with a gun, who will probably lead to more casualties in “war.” Four guys will have to carry your fat ass off the battlefield, leading to more casualties. I don’t think George Mason, Thomas Jefferson or James Madison had that in mind. Nowhere in the Federalist Papers did James Madison mention a big fat pig who can fire a gun accurately is an exceptional benefit to America.