Friday, December 14, 2012

Wonderful news of more school shootings. A worthwhile Christmas tradition

Many Americans shout loudly about their "Right to bear arms" as laid out in the famous second amendment to the constitution. The ridiculous thing is that the wording of the second amendment does not say that any idiot can carry a gun! It specifically and pointedly says "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." 

The arcane use of language that qualifies this right as for those who are members of a militia has been conveniently ignored and the interpretation placed upon the last part of the sentence, after the comma.

This is the same as saying "Unless drunk, drugged or otherwise disqualified, all people may drive a car" and then supporting the rights of drunken drivers to indiscriminately mow down pedestrians by allowing them to say "Well, it's in the constitution!" as a valid defense.

Personally I see the increased incidence of horrific mass murders by maniacs with guns as a lesson to all caring parents in the US who should call for an immediate and outright ban on ownership of a gun by anyone not actually in a federal or state organised militia in perfect line with the wording of the constitution.

Merry Christmas to all gun nuts in the USA. Keep defending your rights and with a bit of luck you will have to suffer the sleepless nights when your angst ridden teenager borrows your gun to go to the Christmas party next year. Guns don't kill people, fuck-head maniacs who have easy access to guns kill little children as a Christmas treat.

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