What the point of having a gun???
March 17, 2007 1:04pm CST
I expose this issue especially for americans, because they have the second amandement that allow them to carry a gun. If the answer is for security and protection why don't just police or soldier can carry a gun. Their objective are to protect and serve people. So how about it, explain to me what's on your mind?
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• United States
21 Mar 07
In many ways, the 2nd Amendment allowing the Right to Bear Arms is one meant to safeguard against a totalitarian government. If laws are put in place making it so that only police officers or military soldiers are allowed to have weaponry, and those officers and soldiers are in the employ of the government, it makes it possible for the government to control and oppress its population with impunity. Keep in mind the timing of that amendment; it came about in a period just after the American Revolution, when the lawmakers of the time were wary of falling under another powerful monarchy. The 2nd Amendment was put in place in many ways as a warning: if the government is not careful, its citizens will rise up to change the system, even if that means a war. Furthermore, while ideally police forces and military armies are intended to protect and serve their citizenry, they don't alway act so honorably. Many countries has succumbed to corrupt police forces or power-hungry military leaders. If the general population is allowed to wield weapons, they have something of a means to fight back against such coups.