Waleis wrote:freewomban420 wrote:That's a military instrument of death.
No, it's a civilian instrument of death. Power is, when distilled to its basest form, the ability to create or end life. The People only have true power over their government, when they are capable of directly exercising power over their government.
So you are claiming people only have power over their government when they have the ability to murder government officals? Look at Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Lots of armed attacks on government their. Are these countries truly free? Look at Norway, Sweden and Japan. Stable, peaceful, democratic countries. Strict gun control. Almost no anti-government violence or treat of violence. I would say that these countries might be free than the United State.
The 2nd Amendment guarantees all the others, when coupled with diligence.
The 2nd Amendment is obsolete. Military technology has advanced to far. You think that once you purchase a semi automatic .50 caliber, that you'll be able to fight off SWAT teams and National Guard?
Your big guns don't give you any power over government .
Government isn't scared of you or your .50
Government could care less about you.
The government knows you will never act.
You wouldn't. Peroid.
Increase in government power comes in a small trickle, not great brusts, at least in America.