The Right to Bear Arms Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the single biggest difference between us and the U.S. Not just that they have it, but, why they have it. See, The States had to fight an eight year war against a powerful England. A big reason the States won, was the strength of the militia. The British soldiers were getting shot at from all sides, they didn’t know who they were fighting. (Sound familiar, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan?)
So, on Dec. 15th, 1791, three years after the constitution had been ratified, Congress signed into law, on the belief that:
“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.”
Like everything from politically correctness to the invention of dynamite, it was sparked by a dynamite idea.
America really shot itself in the foot between the First and the Second Amendments, The First Amendment protects the right to free speech, press, religion, great Amendment. The Second Amendment promotes an armed populice. How could this go wrong? First Amendment: say what ever you want. Second Amendment: the rebutal: bang! The pen might be mightier than the sword, but, a pair of bullets trumps all. Cause if the pen is truly mightier than the sword, why am I more afraid of someone using their Second Amendment rights than their First?
The Second Amendment does not allow for the shooting of innocents, but, sometimes shooting your mouth off can get you shot. It’s a hell of a lot worse than getting a strongly worded letter. You carry around a gun long enough, you’re bound to make a mistake with them. Just ask Dick Cheney. Was that a duck? Oh, I’ve shot Bob in the face. Shoulda ducked Bob.