OK. Got your attention. The second amendment is often explained as a
way in which the "ordinary" citizen can defend himself against an
overzealous government. That facet only is nullified by the alien and
sedition acts, which have stood the test of time simce before 1800. The
test was most severe during the Civil War, which was won by 1 side. I am
not defending either side's stances here, just stating the obvious. In
other words, the FBI, police, national guard can and will be called upon
to put down an insurrection. Whether or not you like the many instances
this has been done, that line of thinking and acting has prevailed.
Just to assuage your fears, I am against overzealous government. Actions
like Waco have no place in our society. Nor does the hounding to suicide
of Aaron Swartz.
The hounding to suicide? Swartz was charged with hacking into
MIT's online, subscription based scientific article system and
downloading 5 mil articles, nearly the entire thing.
He had previous run ins with the govt over similar activities,
so it's not like he wasn't warned.
So, they charge him with criminal offenses and now it's the govt
"hounding" him that caused his suicide? I guess the govt should
just let computer hackers do whatever they please.....
I went to Academy Sports this afternoon to get a box of .22CB's. The
ammo shelf was 80% empty of all handgun ammo and most rifle ammo. I
asked why the run on new handguns included a run on all types ammo.
The answer was that people are thinking If they regulate & control
guns they may want to control ammo also. Went to Bass Pro Shop to
check their ammo status. It was probably 40-50% empty. People are
WallyWorld is out of everything and have been for a couple of months.
We went into a rather large gun store over the weekend. It was
*jammed*. Guns flying off the shelf. I was talking with one guy who
was looking for a cheap .45 to throw in his center console. The
current inhabitant was getting all scratched up. He had just been to
one of the mega gun stores in the area and said they were selling
truckloads a week. The dealer at the gun show I went to last summer
had people backed up ten deep filling out their "yellow sheets". Took
me a half hour to buy the thing!
I looked at a couple of Springfield and Kimber 1911s. One of the
Kimbers was sweet, but for $1400 it oughta be. Get the AL house sold
and it'll be easier. ;-)
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