Let’s talk about the words “a well regulated militia.”
Here’s the whole Second Amendment for absolute context:
“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.”
Our country up until and including now has followed this principle:
Our guns are more important than our people.
Let me write that out one more time…IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OUR GUNS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR PEOPLE.
The GOP has been lying to the American people for decades about marijuana being a dangerous and deadly drug. At the nicest, it’s been named a gateway drug to heroin. All the while, none of it is true. It was long ago proved that weed was responsible for zero deaths and was only a gateway to laughing too hard and lessening pain. But, it’s still technically illegal according to the federal government.
Buy more than one box of Sudafed from your local drug store and you’re gonna be given a thorough once over to make sure you’re not pantless, cooking meth in an rv in the desert.
Tide Pods are now being locked in security boxes to keep teens from eating them.
Women have been forced to drink their fucking breastmilk at the airport to prove they’re not going to detonate it mid-flight.
BUT…we could have a fucking shooting every day of the school year and even whispering the words “gun control” would still have half the population spitting in your face that you’re trying to take away their rights.
And you know what? I’m fucking sick of it.
Guns are for killing.
That’s their purpose.
To kill from far away.
And you know what? Regular, everyday people — without a professional need to carry a gun — shouldn’t have that kind of power. Done and done.
You want to kill someone or something? Have the fucking guts to look it in the eye as you do it. You want to kill a fucking deer? Go up and stab that thing. You look that animal in the eye and then do your deed. What’s the fucking skill level of shooting a deer, anyway? Sure, you might be awesome hitting a target but shooting something that doesn’t know it’s being hunted and therefore can’t defend itself is fucking pathetic and totally cheating.
So, yeah, I’m not saying that we don’t need guns in this country but we do need to start taking some fucking responsibility finally.
This country is so fucking ass-backwards that it’s embarrassing. Making sure its people have healthcare is viewed as authoritarian and giving hand-outs to the lazy but trying to put any kind of responsible regulations on gun-ownership has shit going off the rails.
I see people shaming welfare and universal healthcare. They condemn refugees with pictures of homeless veterans in the hopes to prove that some people are less important than others and they say Blue Lives Matter every time a person of color dies at the hands of a police officer. Next they cry out that you’ll never take their guns and finally, they praise Jesus.
I don’t care about your NRA.
I don’t care about your militia.
I care about the people of this country surviving.
I care about life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
And just remember, “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.”
Not a free-for-all militia.
Not a gun-happy militia.
Not a tanks-for-tots militia.
A WELL REGULATED militia.