Oppression and Guns


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azmjs
July 22, 2011, 07:41 AM
Up until relatively recently many people were severely oppressed by the government in this country.

IN the 50s, 60s, and 70s, people began to seriously resist this oppression, and they used mostly non-violent means to do so.

Would they have been morally justified under the Second Amendment and the founding principles of our nation in using guns to kill their oppressors and the agents of their oppressors?

Should civil rights marchers have shot policemen and Jim Crowe politicians, thereby watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants?

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fallout mike
July 22, 2011, 08:12 AM
To be on a gun topic maybe you have asked should civil rights marchers have used a Automatic assault rifle with high capacity clips to shoot cops from miles away.

Davek1977
July 22, 2011, 08:25 AM
When one's life is at risk, every avenue of self-preservation should be open. In reality, the answer to your question is dependent whlly on one's definition of tyrant. If it someone passing laws you view as restricting your rights...or is it the thug in a blue or camouflage uniform aiming a .50 caliber rifle at your unarmed wife from across the road because he didn't agree with the vote she cast? Actively defending yourself against a blatant attack meant to rob you of life or freedom is a different topic entirely than assassinating political figures with views that oppose your own. From the phrasing of your question, one cannot readily determine which of the two sorts of situations you are referring to but for most people's reactions would be largely dependent on which scenario you are promoting

Sam Cade
July 22, 2011, 08:38 AM
Should civil rights marchers have shot policemen and Jim Crowe politicians, thereby watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants?

Some were perfectly willing to.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deacons_for_Defense_and_Justice

An example of this type of force needed that made substantial change in the Deep South took place in early 1965. Black students picketing the local high school were confronted by hostile police and fire trucks with hoses. A car of four Deacons emerged and in view of the police calmly loaded their shotguns. The police ordered the fire truck to withdraw. This was the first time in the twentieth century, as Lance Hill observes, “an armed black organization had successfully used weapons go defend a lawful protest against an attack by law enforcement.

Kleanbore
July 22, 2011, 08:39 AM
Up until relatively recently many people were severely oppressed by the government in this country.

IN the 50s, 60s, and 70s, people began to seriously resist this oppression, and they used mostly non-violent means to do so.

Would they have been morally justified under the Second Amendment and the founding principles of our nation in using guns to kill their oppressors and the agents of their oppressors? The second amendment places restrictions upon the authority of government to restrict the possession of arms.

It has nothing whatsoever to do with the morality of killing.

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