A lot has been going back and forth lately about the various laws and actions that the gov't has taken or is trying to take. We are very divided, left vs right, and people are very passionate, it seems, for their position. One issue at the forefront as of late is the 2nd amendment whish states:
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.
This law can be interpreted many ways but today many gun advocates interpret it to mean that citizens have the right to own guns to fight against the US gov't. I personally interpret it to mean that citizens have the right to own guns in order to form militia to fight outside threats from other countries, not to rise up against our own democratically elected gov't. At the time considering the infancy of our country the federal army needed the support of local militia for national defense. However, both interpretations allows us to have firearms.
What I find fascinating is how many people believe that they have to have guns to fight the gov't. I can understand having firearms to protect yourself/family from criminals but from the gov't? Really? So I really would like to gather everyone's thoughts, is the gov't our natural enemy? Do you see the gov't as a separate entity or are we the gov't (of the people, by the people, for the people)?
Do you think the gov't is good, evil, stupid, or divided as a byproduct of how culturally divided/diverse our country is?
If you believe we need guns to defend against the gov't would you advocate using them on the military? Police officers? Politicians? (We recently saw a case like this where senatorGabrielle Giffords who had an attempt assassination and there have been many assassination in the past.)