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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:56 PM

22. Guns convey zero personal power.


... unless you find yourself needing to kill someone.

Or that zombie apocalypse finally arrives.

That's got to be very frustrating for people invested in the part of gun culture trading on the idea that guns make them "safe" from criminals, terrorism, and intrusive government. Or, as a T-shirt I saw on a skinny kid in the airport security line of all places claimed "a citizen, not a SUBJECT!"

What if you have all these guns and the government still doesn't do what you want? What if your gun doesn't confer respect or ensure you can be more belligerent in your daily life without fear of repercussion?

Wouldn't you end up looking for a way to somehow extract that personal power that was promised to you?

Isn't that exactly what is happening more and more?

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