quote that have no idea what they’re talking about.
Ask someone to quote the Second Amendment word for word,
and they’ll probably say something like “We the people have the
right to keep and bear arms!” which is not what it says.
What it actually says: “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.” A
. This part is
Even ignoring the idea that it was meant to be for members of a
regulated militia only, that it really means Johnny down the street
can own a gun. “Well-regulated”. It’s not.
Oh, there are background checks in some states, and in some
American states you have to wait three days to get your assault rifle.
But you don’t need to do half the things you need to do to get a
driver’s license in order to own a gun. In many places in the States,
you don’t need a license. There’s no such thing as gun insurance.
And you don’t need to prove to someone that you’re capable of
handling a gun in a safe manner.
But again, forcing people to do that? All sorts of excuses not to,
the biggest of which: “My freedoms!”.
Tucker Carlson, in a response to co-host Clayton Morris
mentioning Australia’s low gun violence and strict rules on owning
guns, said “They have no freedom! You can go to prison for
expressing unpopular views and people do. And in Western Europe
by the way. And in Canada. No one ever says that.” He says places
like Australia, Canada, and Europe have no freedom, because we
have stricter regulations or outright ban the ownership of certain
types of guns, or all guns.
Japan, too. Let’s toss them in, because they’re a great example.
Japan has 126 million people crammed into one one-hundredth of
the space of the United States. In 2008, they had
related deaths. Eleven!
But it’s a free country. They hold free elections, where you can
vote without being killed for choosing the wrong party, there’s a
free market economy, you can pursue whatever career choice you
wish to make. And guns are banned there.
In Australia, in 2014, there were 207 firearm-related incidents,
compared to 51,776 (fifty-one thousand seven hundred and seventy
six) in the United States in the same year.