Your most basic right is the ability to defend yourself. The ability in fact, to preserve your life.
Every animal fights to preserve itself. And every human does too, whether it’s legal or illegal.
Any society that violates that right is prioritizing savagery over civilization, and lawlessness over law.
Why? Because criminals don’t obey the law. So while it’s illegal to attack you, the criminal will still do it, and if you don’t have the right to defend yourself (as is true in many places in Europe) then you’re devolving to the criminals having power of life and death over law abiding citizens. This is a recipe for the law to become dead letter and for everyone ignoring it.
I know this is not the reason that the founders gave us the second amendment. Or it mostly isn’t. So much of the Constitution is defined as “protecting yourself from the government” and of course, that’s just one form of protecting yourself from the government. The horror-regimes of the 20th century would have fared very differently with an armed populace. Which is why the first act of any would be tyrant is to grab the guns.
So, you say, what do we do about things like school shootings? You already know what you do. Mostly, you stop warehousing kids all together like sitting ducks. Also, persecuting violent people who are known wolves would help.
But how do we prevent them?
Well, preventing them is much to ask for. Kind of like the idiot women who want to make sure there is never rape. Men can’t make sure one man somewhere isn’t a wrongun. They’re not a hive entity. In the same way, even the best police force in the world can’t make sure there are no crazy people who want to shoot up schools.
This is particularly difficult if you include in it gang warfare that happens to take place in schools.
So, if you can’t prevent school shootings, how can you prevent their being mass shootings with a lot of casualties?
There’s only one way. Let people defend themselves. Sure you might not want to arm every student, because teen hormones and stuff…. but then again, if everyone is armed, what is the payoff in a shooting? You’ll just get nailed by your classmates. Sure, some people will do that, to kill the ex boyfriend/girlfriend, but you know… that would happen anyway, by poison or bomb, or whatever, if they’re that determined to die for it. The fact that they would DIE for it will deter any number of them. Even teens have a self-preservation instinct.
“But then people will just shoot at each other every day.” Yeah, I know the left will say that. That’s because the left has never met an actual, living human being. They’ve met human beings that live ONLY in their own heads. Hence trying to tell #yesallmen they’re responsible for every single crazy person who happens to have a penis, as though they could somehow send out penis-mind-rays and control every male on the planet. Or you know, the charming idea that if there only are some more laws, people will stop committing violence. Because, you know, we’ve had laws against murder since… ever… and that’s why there is none.
No, of course, people wouldn’t just shoot each other every day over minor stuff. That has never happened in any armed group, or even in shall issue states. This, btw, is a big problem with your movies, leftists, when people get a gun and just can’t help shooting people left and right, like it’s some kid of magical weapon.
A gun is a tool. You can kill people with a dozen different tools. I can kill you with a shoe, my handbag, or the handle to my office door.
A gun just makes it easier. At least if you see clearly more than about two feet away.
Because it makes killing easier, criminals and psychopaths will have it. They will have guns, regardless of what the law says.
The only people who believe that the way to prevent violence is to disarm the law abiding people and leave them at the mercy of psychopaths are children and idiots. The ones using this to disarm the populace are neither, but would-be totalitarians like the disgusting Soros who is a Nazi collaborator and quite literally a race traitor. (The left caviled at Pope Benedict having belonged to the more or less obligatory Hitler’s Youth, but they’re okay with Soros selling out innocent Jews for a cut of their fortune. Go figure. It’s almost like they have no moral compass, and only standards of convenience.)
I’m not about to let a coalition of would-be totalitarians chomping at the bit to repeat Stalin’s body count, and the idiots who think if only there’s laws against it, it will never happen, strip me of my natural right to self-defense.
You can’t force people to stop defending themselves. The most you can do is destroy the rule of law. So you can stop the histrionics. We’re onto you. And you cannot have us this time.
If you get rid of the rule of law, I doubt it will go the way you expect, either. So whether you’re an idiot or a would be Stalin, ask yourself what you’re likely to get from this nonsense.
It’s not what you expect. We have had enough. You got to make the 20th century a vast grave. You’ll have no more from us.
You shall not pass.