Tom Adams: Where does it stop?

January 14, 2013 

Where does it stop?

I recently received an email from a friend relating that his real reason for having a gun wasn’t hunting, shooting targets or such but rather to help defend the country from a tyrannical government.

He went on to reference the confiscation of guns under Hitler and Stalin as proof of the harm registration could yield in the hands of such a tyrant. He is certain that the Second Amendment was written to prevent just such a takeover.

After reading his email, a couple of questions came to mind. First, who will determine when the government is becoming tyrannical? Is it up to each individual or will there be some “continental congress” of militias convened to decide? Second, if these militias are going to offer any effective opposition to the tyrannical government’s police and military, won’t they need more than a few assault rifles? How about some tanks and heavy artillery? Why not some cruise missiles and fighter jets. Finally, to make it a fair fight, won’t they need their own WMDs?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Tom Adams, Rocky Mount

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