|a question of semantics|
personally, i believe that crazy people will do crazy things, but if the tools for magnifying those crazy things are accessible to them, the crazy things they do will affect more people more quickly more deeply. so, though acknowledging that it is people that are the problem, i do think that the easy availability of such tools, equipment or technology aggravates the effect of the warped ideas the same people have, to the detriment of others around them
|how far do you want to go?|
|making a statement or making a stand?|
now, knowing the passions this particular issue can ignite in the USA, it would be fair to assume that more than a few gun owners would want to keep their weapons, and would get together to collectively 'make a stand'. it would also be fair to assume that these people will stock up on ammunition and supplies to keep their siege going for longer. it might be fair to assume that several of these would have military or quasi-military training, as well as include those with political and organisational experience
you can see where i am going with this. would we see mini civil wars being fought in the united states on this issue?
in fact, it comes quite naturally, due to historical legacy, to an american to distrust the government in terms of his or her own liberty and right to private property. this argument apart, the right to private property is essential for the working of capitalism, the american religion. whether it is right or wrong is not in the scope of this article, but that it exists as a fundamental principle of the idea of america is a fact; and that the right to generate, possess, enjoy and defend private property is its very cornerstone
|mirror, mirror on the wall|
do you see inside at all?