Yeah, I took that oath, and then my country sent me off to a needless war that wasted 52,000 lives. I was young and unquestioning at that point. The constitution has been changed (by adding amendments that the writters of it did not address- like slavery). for the greater good of the nation. As far as the military taking action during your potential civil war, here is a Wiki posting that clears up a common misconception about the Posse Comitatus Act: Posse Comitatus was thrown out of the window during Katrina. If you can't expect our government to respect the second amendment how can you believe that they will uphold this rule. Like I have been saying, the erosion of one right will lead to the erosion of all rights, especially if the one amendment that gives legitimacy to all the other amendments is eroded. Posse Comitatus isn't even an Amendment so I expect that to hold up like wet toilet paper.
No one is really, at this point, threatening to come to your homes and take away our firearms. So you really can get over the thought of killing one of your neighbors, who may be a police officer, National Guard, or even US military member, that will show up at your home under orders to confiscate your weapons. As much as that thought seems to please some of you who wish to go down in a blaze of glory.
I don't wish death on anyone. I want to watch my two sons to grow up into strong men and I want to see me grandchildren. As far as killing my neighbors and the NG and all that; the oath I made to the constitution and my loyalty to it comes ahead of my loyalties to anything else except the oath I made to my wife. If they are against the constitution then they are against me. The reason why you will never see a change to the second amendment is because the constitution is not allowed to take rights away from people.
In every one of these debates about armed Americans, Israel and Switzerland are brought up. Please understand that those nations are small & mostly of the same mind, and their citizens are armed against a common enemy they may face. The USA is, compared to those nations, massive, divisive, and we arm ourselves against one another. So the comparison is nonsense. It is ignorant to make the argument. So don't look ignorant.
How is it nonsense? Your post is somehow assuming that the different people of this nation are not capable of conducting themselves in a civilized manner. By the way I don't arm myself against my country men, I arm myself for my country men. Maybe your logic shows the flaws in your thinking as to why you don't need a gun. As for I, I love my fellow Americans and would gladly give my life protecting their rights as well as my own. With that being said, I hope to god that when the emotions die down logic can become a part of the conversation again.
In response to the president's statement, and I paraphrase, "Is our freedom worth the lives of our children?" Was the 750,000 dead Americans worth the freedom provided by the fourteenth amendment? The logic that freedom killed these children and not a crazed madman shows me your true flaw in thinking Mr. President. You are proving yourself to be quite the Marxist. Maybe those looney conservatives, who's thinking I honestly rarely ever side with, were on to something after all.
From my fucking cold dead hands.