Nikki on the Second Amendment

May 19, 2010 sexyknees
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I know that this might be an odd topic for my blog, but as you might have noticed I tend to be fairly opinionated and I have strong feelings about the right to bear arms.  How do I stand?  I am completely in favor of it!  Aside from the need to protect ourselves from the King of England, I believe that there is no reason why the average citizen should not own a gun.  We forged this great nation with an axe in one hand and a rifle in the other, and for better or worse made this country what it is today.  Let us never forget that the people make a nation and not the government.

I believe that we should have the right to hunt for our food, collect what we choose, and to protect ourselves from crime and tyranny – all within reason, of course.  I can’t decide to go hunting great apes, collect rare hemorrhagic fevers, or incite vigilante justice for instance.  I might not have been on this planet for very long, but I have been around long enough to watch our freedoms being whittled away and this country turned into something that our forefathers did not fight and die for.  As Benjamin Franklin said, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

One final thought I wish for you to consider:  criminals will get their weapons regardless, so the only people being affected by limiting our right to bear arms are the law-abiding citizens of this great nation.  Would you rather watch helplessly as your home is invaded, or have a fighting chance?

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  • 1. paula aeryn sun  |  June 10, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Hi, i know this is an old post, but I would like to weigh in ( I just found your blog today, happy accident).
    ( love your fresh take on things, you younger girls inspire some of us older ones.imho )
    I was raised with firearms, my father hunted, as did i, but i mostly hated it.Loved the game we ate- we were not trophy hunters, but i hated the cold and the, well, boy aspect of it. Looking back, I truly treasure those times, freezing my ass off, endless hiking, my first taste of coffee ( thank you Basque shepherds in Idaho ) , and the wind in my face.
    Now, that said, I do think that we need to seriously consider some kind of control over firearms. A psych test, maybe ? True, it wont stop the criminal element from getting guns, but it could help those not yet criminal but “ready to go off” from just shooting up a place. Because, imho, if that kind of thing keeps happening, we responsible, basically law abiding folks who own a weapon or two, will find ourselves, well- out of luck. that is my .02 cents. Have a great day.

    • 2. sexyknees  |  June 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      You raise a wonderful point. Not all offenses are committed by illegally acquired firearms. Take, for instance, recent office/school shootings and murder/suicides – victims were felled by registered weapons used by the owners or someone close to them. I would have no problem with a state-administered psych test in order to purchase a weapon. If I have the proclivity to lose my senses and shoot my friends or family in a fit of rage…well, I have no business being around a gun just as much as a recovering alcoholic should not be around alcohol. Thank you, Paula, for your comment!

      • 3. Jean  |  November 22, 2013 at 3:01 am

        The psych test will be perverted almost instantly.
        Just as being gay was a disease in the DSM until the 60s or so; just as the political dissidents of the old Soviet Union were labelled insane.
        Further, it’s a question of WHEN – not IF. Examine the Constitution’s history; it was a coup against the Articles of Confederation.
        Look at the Whiskey Rebellion – how dare farmers think they were FREE to produce alcohol – without GOVERNMENT approval!

        How DARE a man want breasts, or to be feminine! How dare a woman wear PANTS! How dare that (n-word) talk back to a white man!
        See the logic? Same in each case…

        I grew up as a Republican; I now sound like an anarchist – but our one-party system (If voting made a difference, it would be illegal) makes it evident that we are decaying – most recent events highlighting governmentthe problem, with the Demoncrap/Rethuglic*nt scrum over Obamacare and the subsequent government shutdown (see also, the Government Motors et al bailout, & the wall street bailout, and the ORGANIZED RESISTANCE – OWS, backed by Soros… UGH! Or the counter-idiocy, the TEA Party, absorbed into the Rethuglican ranks now…)

        ALL Government system are founded on a simply premise: Someone else owns you, body, mind, and soul. If they decide Aryans are the master race, Aryans are pushed ahead. If they decide blacks / Asians / Jews / Whites / Muslims / etc. are better… You know how it will go.
        Further, we cannot be champions of Democracy: We are in fact a minority, and in a straight democracy – easily discriminated against, a la “Day of Remberance” discrimination. (Forget being hassled by the police because you look mannish; this is being executed because you’re there.)

        Here’s a good example; there are others, like the now “voluntary” DNA and NON-voluntary blood draws – supported all the way to the supreme court, I understand – but:

        “… the Assistant State’s Attorney, Glen Neubauer, maintains that he should have called 911, and that even the act of grabbing the gun in the first place is “bizarre behavior in itself,” Pinkerton’s lawyer, Peter O’Neill, said it best when he acknowledged that, “By the time 911 is called, he’s dead.””

        BTW, for the (paranoid but true) skinny on America’s decline, check out The Daily Sheeple… This isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.

        Sorry to drag this so off-topic (T*), but – I feel very strongly, too, and I’m in agreement with you – though INSANELY jealous you’ve got the looks and youth to enjoy life. 😉
        I wanted to transition since I was 7; coming from a conservative Catholic home, being an only child – it wasn’t a possibility, and by the time it would’ve been? At college, before there was much of an internet, there wasn’t much info. And since then? Well, time takes its toll…

        Keep making us jealous! 😉

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