Jon, I understand the argument about having a gun to resist gov’t tyranny but the actual purpose of the 2nd Amd. was to have an armed,military force under Federal control to defeat insurrections (Art. I, Sec. 8, Para 15 & 16) not mount them.

As long as people get to vote they have no right whatsoever to take up arms against the elected gov’t. In short, if you think the gov’t is tyrannical, then you have the right win elections not gun battles. No one has a right to become an armed terrorist to overthrow an elected gov’t whose laws they think are too restrictive of their freedom.

If you think people who lose elections have the right to mount an armed rebellion against an elected gov’t then that’s the best argument of all to take those weapons away from you because that’s the foundation belief of every terrorist organization.

There are too many terrorists in the world already without arming more people who think that they have a right to mount an armed rebellion against an elected gov’t when they end up on the losing side of an election.

If a tyrannical gov’t has actually abolished elections what are the changes that your AR-15 is going to defeat the entire totalitarian police & military?

Zero, which makes your having that gun totally pointless.

So your idea is that we all have to suffer crazy mass shootings so that you can live your fantasy that (1) Democratic gov’t might someday disappear and (2) it if does you and your AR-15 will succeed in restoring it.

That is a juvenile fantasy that “When the bad guys disband the Congress I’ll get out my gun and be a hero, so I really, really need that gun.”

Please recognize that there actually is a difference between Red Dawn and The Hunger Games and reality.

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