I laid into one that kept up with I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS! only section of the 2nd amendment. Then he insulted me and my family’s military service by saying ‘probably the type to sign up for the paycheck’.
I let him have it.
Robert K**** Pookums, my DD214 says Honorable Discharge. And I am a multi generational military family. So, no, you sanctimonious git, none of us did it for a paycheck. I’m quite sure your military service can compare to mine? Or were your separated with a OTH or DD? Or maybe just a General discharge?
What we have said, oh so dense one, that they have no business in civilian hands, and should be banned as they are only designed to kill as many as possible in the most brutal way (the bullets penetrate and tumble, shredding internal organs, and in small targets like Sandy Hook, tear off body parts), just like the M-4 and M-16 (BTW, I ranked as a “Sharpshooter”). The only differences is the Bushmasters firing pin(semi-automatic rather than full auto), the sights, and a few parts on the stock. Again, it does NOT belong in any civilian hands.
You want to adhere to an 18th century rule, fine. Single action bolt, or how about a flint lock, as that was all the rage. And just what part of a ‘well regulated militia’ were you part of?
And you want to cite only PART of the 2nd amendment…
Here’s all of it : “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.”
This was intended for Good Farmer Joseph with his Ball and Shot Musket, not Crazy Neighbor Joe with an AR-15 or an UZI. It was written when the U.S. didn’t have a standing military. Guess what? Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Naval Reserves, and during times of war The Coast Guard. Good Farmer Joseph isn’t required to take up arms to fight off invaders anymore.
I now cite a document that predates your tunnel vision view of the 2nd amendment:
“We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”
Our right to life outweighs your needing to feel the joy in your groin to shoot a military grade weapon. And if you really have such a hard on to do so, trot your North American Gunhumping Ammosexual ass to the nearest recruiters office and enlist.