I have no idea which one of the Chinese invented gunpowder, but I heartily wish they had not. It has been sorely abused in the centuries since. I rather imagine that whoever it was never dreamed that it would cause so many death and heartbreaks as it does. In a way, it is rather like the man who came up with TNT. His name was Alfred Nobel. He regretted that to the end of his days. That’s the reason we have the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s his way of saying “I’m sorry” to the world every year. Ironic.
There are a ton of just plain old fallacies that have been sold to the public about gun ownership, particularly in the last 30 years. Why? That part is simple. It benefits the wealthy owners of the National Rifle Association, the gun manufacturers, the arms dealers (think Blackwater, Dick Cheney, Halliburton, Eric Prince, and all that crowd), and the people in Congress who get the lobby money (mostly GOP). It also benefits the gun runners of the cartels, and don’t fool yourself, Georgia is a mecca for these people because of the lax gun laws that Kemp, Deal, and Sonny Perdue have steadily put in place with the help of David Ralston in the General Assembly and Randy Robertson among others.
It’s gotten easier and easier to “straw purchase” guns in GA and then transport them anywhere in the country. Georgia also has “reciprocal” carry permit laws with 35 states. That means you might have domestic violence charges in Arkansas, but you can come to Georgia which will only check your background for offenses in Georgia, get your permit, buy as many guns as you want, and drive back to stalk and kill your girlfriend. It’s all perfectly legal. But is it the morally correct thing to do? I’d argue that it is not.
In fact, I would argue that people are not ‘entitled’ to own guns. I know what the 2nd Amendment 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.” Guess what? It says “arms”. It does not say “guns”. “Arms” can mean swords, war hammers, lances, maces, num-chuks, single stick, stave, scimitar, crossbow, and a whole list of other things. Since when did it come to mean exclusively things that shoot pieces of lead? I’ll tell you when-it started when Mr. Remington and Smith and Wesson started marketing their mass produced firearms which would have been right around 1820 or thereabouts. The men who wrote the 2nd Amendment didn’t have any clue about mass produced firearms. They were writing about black powder muskets. (If you have ever been around black powder weapons, then you know that they are messy, very loud, and prone to misfires.)
Americans are absolutely, passionately in love with firearms. They have bought into the idea that they cannot hunt, defend themselves, or engage in sporting activities without a firearm. Seriously? Humans have done these activities for millennia without the use of gunpowder and lead projectiles. I’ll grant you that we are, by nature, lazy creatures, and if we can find a find that we can kill our meat without having to run it down, wait for days in wait, hope a fish will take a lure, or trap something, we’ll do it. Heaven knows, growing and raising meat animals can take years. Planting and raising crops is dependent on weather, insects, plant diseases, and other problems. Humans are just going to go with a method that offers a “sure thing” (or at least faster) way of feeding yourself and your family. It’s understandable. But people have gone overboard with it. We no longer need to rely on these methods. Yet some people cling to them like toddlers cling to pacifiers and refuse to give them up.
It’s time for Americans to GROW UP. The rest of the planet has. Let’s give up our expensive LETHAL Binkies and admit that we have been fooling ourselves about our “well-regulated militias”. We already have them. They’re called the National Guard and they’re in place in every state in the union. We do not need a bunch of beer-bellied, flat-footed wannabes who are out of shape and know nothing about tactics, weaponry, or munitions, handling out-of-date weapons and ammunition that they rarely practice with. Just stop.
As for the rest of the rhetoric and theories you’ve heard, ask yourself this: most of us are just like you. Why would we work to destroy ourselves? It doesn’t make sense. Rational people do not do things like that.
I want to be your State Senator in District 29. I want all of us to be safe and secure. Help me get to the Gold Dome so I can vote to reverse the laws that enable criminals to carry firearms concealed without so much as a background check. This is something that our incumbent Senator helped to pass and Kemp signed. You would think that a former cop would be opposed to this, but he actually helped SPONSOR it. I don’t understand that mindset.
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