I can hear the shrieks of both the left (you have no right to keep and bear arms other than a flintlock musket unless in the military) and the right (we love the cops, we love the NRA, we just want licenses to keep bad people from having rights) now.
So let's get this straight, right now. Here's the elephant nobody wants to talk about: the purpose of the Second Amendment is that we should be able to kill anybody who tries to crush individual liberty. If they wear armor (which should be a felony for the cops) we shoot armor-piercing. They are not our friends, no matter what the NRA or anyone says. They are the pointy end of the spear of dictatorship. They are exactly the standing army that the Founding Fathers didn't want.
Now, just in case there's some badge-heavy mouth-breather out there somewhere, having this column read to him, or at least having the big words explained, who would love to accuse me of some trumped- up crime, allow me to point out that this is an essay about peace and civil order. I have not advocated killing or even injuring anyone, or overthrowing any part of our demicidal, power-hungry government. I have called merely for the uniform and consistent enforcement of the Highest Law of the Land. I have advocated no more than the Rule of Law.
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