Comments on: Since when have personal guns been used to defend political liberty? http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:47:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: davidhi http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2430 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:15:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2430 To answer the question in the title of the article:since before 1776.

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By: beofaction http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2428 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:54:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2428 “Since when have personal guns been used to defend political liberty?”

Only since the dawn of man! Only a fool ultimately leaves his most precious liberty solely in the hands of a government – ANY government. THAT is why the Second Amendment exists. The Founding Fathers were not talking about “home defense” nor “hunting”, nor a government-run standing professional military service. They were talking about CITIZENS which, for you who ignore history WERE the “Militia”. Interesting how even the liberal media nowadays call armed citizen groups “Militia” (oh, crackpots too, of course). But, we don’t want to confuse liberals with the facts – their minds are already made up!

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By: OldGeekVet http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2427 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:39:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2427 I’m amazed that Mr. Wapshott doesn’t understand the deterrent value of weapons ready but not used. This is such a basic principle that I must assume that Mr. Wapshott is either blatantly ignorant of history *or* he is being deliberately deceptive in his reasoning.

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By: act1 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2426 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:19:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2426 AK47s and others of that type can hardly be used for “home protection,” as is so commonly offered as an excuse for ownership. Any weapon that can wipe out dozens of people with a few bursts of gunfire isn’t a defensive weapon and doesn’t belong in a civilian setting. Any screwball nowadays can get his hands on such weapons and another bloodbath is waiting to happen.

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By: tracing http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2425 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:59:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2425 I know a bunch of people in Ferguson that wish they had a gun

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By: Factoidz http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2419 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:30:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2419 “What sort of country, he asked, cannot defend its schoolchildren from mad people with automatic weapons?”

THE SORT of country filled with libtards who whine, cry, wail, spew, but REFUSE to put their money where their MOUTHS ARE.

NRA is powerful because their members pay dues and donate to the cause.

“Gun control lobby” is a bunch of whining cry babies who won’t spend a dime to buy congress off like the NRA has.

BLOOMBERG is an outright LIAR, he pledged $25 million to “fight the NRA” and hasn’t given a penny or started anything. He knows his Zionism speak out one side of his mouth completely contradicts his anti gun speech from the other side of his mouth (other fork of his tongue).

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By: jaxkincaid http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2418 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:26:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2418 The first gun control laws in the US were passed by knuckle-dragging, racist politicians to prevent black citizens from acquiring guns to protect their lives and what little property they had from corrupt lawmen and lynch mobs. America’s first “armies” were militias equipped, not by the government, but with private guns. The answer to the headline’s question is “always.” We can and should debate this issue. But the first step is going to be to discover some intellectual honesty and stop pretending sensationalists like Piers Morgan and his doofus guests are in any way representative of average gun owners.

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By: UnlicnsedDremel http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2416 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:00:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2416 Fails to mention these things about the Waco massacre: (1) the charges Koresh was wanted on related to possession of simple guns, which law forming the basis for same violates the 2A; (2) the bogus sex assault charges were trumped up lies – complete unsubtantiated nonsense – simply a demonizing attack; (3) Koresh went to town all the time, and interacted with law enforcement numerous times on those trips; they could have arrested him any time but the fedgov chose to instead go through this high profile attack on all the people there, instead of just arrested their target Koresh, and (4) most importantly, this author fails to mention that the fire which killed most of the Davidians was intentionally set by govn’t agents, and that the video footage shows agents firing into the only escape door, preventing escape – the feds wanted to, and did, murder those people, essentially for “being weird” and “having a .50 cal rifle”.

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By: Macklemac http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2415 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:20:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2415 Ohhh another British interests in American laws and our ways of life. Follow your countrymen mate, don’t worry about us…We are doing pretty good over here.

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By: Doc62 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2013/01/09/since-when-have-personal-guns-been-used-to-defend-political-liberty/#comment-2409 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:33:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=132#comment-2409 I agree with swingdaddy as I also own weapons. The few “nut jobs” who committed these mass murders do not speak for the majority of owners. Lanza, Klebolt & Holmes are NOT normal owners. Any psychotic can kill. Speck butchered 9 nurses with a knife. McVeigh killed 167 & wounded 600 with a load of fertilizer. It’s the person, no the weapon that kills. Beware NYC, Piers Morgan is Very full of fertilizer & could explode. Why don’t they send him to ISIS and bring back Larry King. win-win

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