The thing that gets me though is that so many of you put your right to bear arms before the lives of so many people, particularly kids.
There will always be those with a legitimate reason to carry certain weapons...and armed guards etc but they can be taken care of as well.
The United states was founded by a bunch of (wealthy) domestic terrorists, who Sacrificed their lives, children, property, and countrymen for their beliefs, this nation, and the creation of the below document. Sadly they are probably rolling in their graves every day.
Would you accept your kids growing up working in a nike factory 14 hours a day 7 days a week? What separates us from that fate?
Armed guards... look up Ludlow Massacre, Do you think it would not have happened with rocks and 1 illegal fire arm, or a makeshift bomb to make a boom? just bull doze all the evil communists while you burn their children alive in their tents. At least they could try and level the field.
Note the order.
Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign
I personally think with education, funds(insanely priced tax stamps), paperwork, background check, and pshyc evaluation any US citizen should be able to purchase any weapon of war that is not a national secret.(plus lots of regulation on redistribution, and tracking for anything beyond a 'gun'). I am also a tree hugging liberal(for the most part)
This former special forces soldier (currently nut) would not be allowed to purchase any more though.
An armed society is a polite society.
EDIT not directed any anyone specific, just trying to give a little tweaked insight into why americans seem backwards to many in the rest of the world.