Its not pedantic to provide proof that the "only muskets" and "no one could have known" claim doesn't hold water.Congrats on being pedantic, but the spirit of the argument stands. The current interpretation of the 2nd amendment is definitely not what Madison intended, because how could he have known?
Horse apples. Heck, elephant apples. The prosecution went in wanting a conviction and couldn't pull it off.Systemic racism in action, baby.
I'm going to pass on the 40 minute video made this year. I'll stick to the evidence as presented in court rather than a random opinion piece. As to what would I have done? Used my cell phone to call 911? Run home to my folks? Not attacked the guy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE84fH_Pc9c Here's the best video out there on the subject. It brings up how if you were Martin, how would you act if someone confronted you in the dark holding a gun? Who was defending themselves from who? They come to the conclusion that Zimmerman got charged with the wrong thing, since that would require several eyewitnesses.
I agree that the groups should have said something. Wouldn't have done any good.Plus the one time a black man was shot by police while legally carrying a gun went national, gun groups were oddly silent. It's almost like there's an agenda there.
Your opinion is noted. Would you feel safer and more in control if guns were heavily restricted or banned? How does that differ from me?And if you think people who want to ban certain kinds of gun are just anti-gun in general, I just don't think you care if kids or innocent people are killed daily, you just either want to personally feel safer or more in control of your life.
I don't agree that it is outdated. The principles on that paper still matter. What about the lives and well being of those protected by guns? Do they not matter?You care more about a piece of paper outdated by history hundreds of years ago than you care about the lives and well-being of others.
I've provided ideas. Fix the healthcare system, fix the current background check system. Find and address what drives the suicides and homicides.So what is your solution to all the deaths? Besides telling everyone else how wrong you think they are, have you offered anything to the table? Even a certain course of action would be better, because just denying what anyone else says and then offering no other way is very insufficient.
Also I don't have a right to my vehicle, I earned the privilege by taking a driver's course and having a beginner's license for 9 months.
My point stands. You use various things in life that people consider "rights". You did not make, think of, or create those items. Most areas in the US, if you keep it of the public roads, you don't need a license or lessons to drive.