You have the right to bear arms..

Here's a quiet, considered and thoughtful video piece on the Arizona shootings from Dan Chung.

Now on to my less than considered, caffeine fueled rant. Apologies in advance for the profanity.

Guns, guns, guns. When will you people learn? If you let people buy guns, they will use them on each other. Sure, loads of people buy guns and only ever shoot them at paper targets. But all it takes is for one person to point it at another person (or people) and squeeze the trigger and people get killed. You go off to shoot a politician a nine year old girl gets killed for fucks sake. What the fuck is wrong with you?

Now, this may all seem rather obvious but it seems that for some people it just isn't. What the fuck do you need a gun for? Why the fuck do you need to turn your home into an armory? What are you afraid of? Terrorists? Thieves? Crackheads? The King of England? Socialist left wing pinko commies? Your own shadow?

Stop taking your kids to the shop, buying weapons and calling them 'toys'. Fuck your second amendment 'right'. It's bullshit.

Oh yeah, and while I'm at, Fuck all you gun loving right wing fascist murdering bastards. I don't care if you've never held a gun in your life, you war mongering violence loving hate inducing pricks. We may all have blood on our hands but you're up to your elbows in it.

Fuck it.

I'm off to laugh darkly at this.


YJ Draiman for City Council said...

We have the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms and Defend Ourselves - 2nd Amendment

The Second Amendment is one of our most cherished. The right to keep and bear arms is what keeps government subservient to its citizenry. Without the right to bear arms, we would have anarchy in the streets, the criminals would still have guns, and violent crime would escalate.

You might also ask the Jewish survivors under Adolph Hitler how things might have been different had they kept their weapons.

Did you ever wonder why the 2nd Amendment was so important to our Founding Fathers?

Patrick Henry's gave his famous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech" March 23, 1775 at St. John's Episcopal church in Richmond, Virginia. The colonists had experienced a ten year reign of terror under King George III. Henry made a motion for the immediate armament of a militia. His motion was seconded by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

During the summation on behalf of his motion Henry said : "If we would be free, if we mean to hold inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have so long contended, if we mean not basely to abandon the noble cause for which we have so long endured, and to which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon, until the glorious object of our contest should be obtained, then we must fight! I repeat Sir, we must fight! A call to arms and an appeal to the God of hosts is all that we have left."

Less than 30 days later on April 19th, the first official shot of the American Revolution occurred at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. THE WAR STARTED OVER THE ISSUE OF GUN CONTROL. A church Pastor was leading his troops in close order drill, a British Regiment came by and ordered them to lay down their arms. They refused, shots were fired and the war was on.

James Wilson, an original Justice on the Supreme Court, exhorted: "The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it.

"Amen, Amen, Amen!

Sadly this sage advice has been discarded. Now an all powerful Supreme Court MAKES laws rather than interpret them.
So here are just a very few quotes which will explain the "meaning of those who made it":

Alexander Hamilton:

"The Supreme Being gave existence to man, together with the means of preserving and beautifying that existence. He invested him with an inviolate right to personal liberty and personal safely

Sam Adams, Father of the American Revolution:

"The Constitution should never be construed to prevent the people of the United States...from keeping their own arms."

Patrick Henry:

"The great object is that every man be armed... Everyone who is able may have a gun"

Thomas Jefferson:

"And what country can preserve it's liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."

George Mason, Co Author of the Bill of Rights:

"Divine Providence has given to every individual the means of self defense."

George Washington:

"A free people ought to be armed."

James Madison:

"The advantage of being armed the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation..the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

Thomas Paine:

"Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property."

Edmund Randolph:

"A people who mean to be free must be prepared to meet danger in person , and not rely upon the falacious protection of armies.

I could go on and on with other quotes, but I would say its pretty clear what the intent of the Fathers was. Oh but you say it couldn't happen here, Americans wouldn't stand for it, But my friend it HAS HAPPENED HERE!!!!!!!!!

We plan on exercising these rights to the fullest extent of the Constitutional Law.

Tom White said...

Mr Draimen, you may quote the founding fathers until you are blue in the face, but this is 2010, not 1775, and the U.S. is not longer a colony fighting for their independence. It seems as if the mentality of many would wish to keep the U.S. chained to a context that no longer exists, as if progression of society was not only impossible, but undesirable. Can you seriously tell me that you would not like to see a world where the need to carry a gun is non existant?

Also, I'm not quite sure how an armed populace is supposed to keep the government in check - last I saw it was the Police and the Army who had the most guns, and I didn't see an armed population storm Washington during the financial crisis to take the government to task on the bailout. Nor did an armed population prevent the recent shooting in Arizona, or any of the many many murders that occur on a daily basis in America. This is not some Hollywood wild west movie, this is real life. The idea that we would all be safer if we were all pointing guns at each other is ludicrous, as the dead will tell you could they speak. I appreciate the difference in opinion, and welcome your comments here, but I have to politely reject your point of view as one that will only serve to see more of the tragic events we see all too often in this country. If your desire is to see us all cowering in fear of each other from behind our window shutters cradling a double barreled shotgun and with an arsenal of weapons close to hand then by all means defend your right to bear arms. I for one would like to see a world based upon trust and respect, rather than fear and control. You may scorn it as an idealistic unreality, but I believe a better world is possible, and rather than defending freedom, lethal weapons - in my opinion - stand in the way of that better, safer world. How do you think I feel, as a father, when I see the grief of a family who lost their daughter to a bullet in a suburban street? What kind of society do we live in where that can and does happen? How many gun related deaths could have been prevented if there were stricter, tighter gun laws? Indeed, how many deaths would be prevented if there were no guns at all? Idealistic? Unrealistic? Please tell me why that world is not one we should strive and work toward building. Tell me why we should cling rigidly and unthinkingly onto a dictate that does nothing save to perpetuate a culture of violence that will only lead to more unnecessary death. Please, I am willing to hear it.