GUNS - WHEN DOES THE SHOOTING BEGIN?
I rarely present a post about some political issue, but I reserve the right to do it once in a while. I just have to think aloud on this issue of gun ownership. The gun rights advocates strongly contest that the Second Amendment was instituted to protect the average citizen from being at the mercy of a totalitarian government. The logic goes that if the government desired to take over completely that an armed citizenry would be able to defend itself from that kind of dictatorship.
So here is my question, if the current NRA crowd believes that the Obama administration is actively pursuing a totalitarian takeover, and if the first step toward that takeover is to disarm the public, isn’t that the exact situation that calls for the usage of those guns? What I mean is if the reason for the Second Amendment is to combat the government when it seems necessary, and if you believe the Obama Administration is engaging in that kind of totalitarian takeover, then shouldn’t you start shooting?
Where am I wrong? And are people making ready their guns?