Quips, quotes, queries, qualms and quarrels regarding American politics, politicians, foreign policy and public accountability with particular attention to Drumpfen-putz Administration, the Drumpf Crime Family and the Mueller investigation.
Anyone who fetishes or humanizes their firearms has a mental health issue.
Preferring to protect the availability of guns to other gun fetishists over the
gun-deaths of children is a very serious mental health problem and a dire
(Ironically, many ammosexuals objectify women but humanized their little sweetheart, Glock
9... or AR-15 or 'Ol' Betsy' of whatever calibre.)
Contrary to what the NRA and their ammosexual cultists espouse, America was not always one of enraptured and enthralled by their firearms. There was no 'gun culture' - a particularly loathsome oxymoron.
People didn't have guns back in the late 18th century - too expensive. They had knives and
short swordsand sling-shots but not
many guns. Unless they were needed - as they were on the Frontier - regular
city folks didn't have them. Why lug a gun and ammo around when a short sword
or a walking stick would offer personal protection on the mean streets of Boston
That was one of the reasons, perhaps the main reason, for
the 2nd Amendment. The US Constitution doesn't provide for an army - the
thought of standing armies was repugnant to most of the Founders as being a
tool for tyrants. So, to provide for the Common Good, and national defense,
they relied on militias.
Citizen soldiers who needed musketry, some of whom didn't
have a firearm or had one in poor condition. The amendment could be read as
meaning that the gov't could not infringe upon the arming of the militia -
those were tumultuous times.
Guns didn't proliferate in the general populace until after the American Civil
War when the citizen soldiers of both armies kept their weapons. Many of whom
headed out into the western frontier. Gun design and manufacture made
considerable progress because of the war; repeating rifles, revolvers, brass
cartridges, breech loading all made firearms more accurate, more reliable and
much easier to use.