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Oppression and Guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by azmjs, Jul 22, 2011.

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  1. azmjs

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    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?
     
  2. fallout mike

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    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.
     
  3. Davek1977

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    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
     
  4. Sam Cade

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    Some were perfectly willing to.


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

     
  5. Kleanbore

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    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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