In a room full of ten people, there is a pizza which represents all possible value in the world. This means money, but also resources and access to political influence. One of those ten people, through luck and perhaps some natural gifts, manages to snare a little more than his share of that pizza. Everyone else gets enough to eat but by taking just a little bit off of their slices, he has essentially twice to three times as many slices for himself.
Now that’s all good and fine and that’s the version of the economy that the top earners want you to believe is true. However, the story doesn’t stop there.
The main issue of not understanding the Second Amendment is a matter of context….one which both the anti-gun lobby and even the pro-gun lobby propagate. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting…it has nothing to do with sport shooting….it has nothing to do with collecting firearms. At it’s heart, the Second Amendment is simply putting in writing your right as a human being to defend yourself against threats to your life, liberty, and your pursuit of happiness…..whether that threat comes from a criminal element or the very government the Constitution established.
Growing up we lived in North Tulsa, Oklahoma. We were the only white folks around for some distance. This was known. It was also known that we only tolerated humans. My father always said he was colour blind but he was the best electrician around. He spent 16 years in the Marine Corps (Edit for spelling, sorry to all the Devil dogs out there.). When the gangs would fight my dad would strap up and go right in to the middle of the fight.