What will happen if you (democrat / socialist / Marxist is there any difference? / progressives) take away my 2nd Amendment right to KEEP and Bear arms. I.E. I can HAVE and CARRY AROUND armament of my choice. Not just guns, by the way, but knives, swords and so much more.
I have had 6 years of Kara-Te – the marital art of “Empty Hands”. It came about because the ruling class of Japan thought the Okinawan people unfit to have weapons… So they had a Weapons Ban.
The result was the Nuchucku that was the basic “rice flail” used to winnow rice, and the “side handle baton” that was the handle from the well, and the art of Kara TE! where the hand itself, though empty, was the weapon.
Nothing has changed from that day.
I still come to you with “Empty Hands” and I am still lethal…
I can make a bomb from horse piss and sugar (though a bit of cardboard and some insecticide help – charcoal and sulfur). I can also make an explosive from electricity and salt, or ammonia and iodine, or nail polish remover and hair bleaching agent. Or a dozen more you have no idea even exist.
A battle hammer more lethal than a sword is $9 and a trip to the hardware store away. And I can bring down a network in short order with hacker skilz you do not have a hope of understanding. All while you have no idea who I am or what I do.
The only reason you can sleep at night is because you have not (yet, by a small margin…) pissed me off enough. With power, and I’m talking real personal ability to do things, comes responsibility. That seems to be something you do not understand, but I do. You are only alive because I have discipline and I understand that power comes with responsibility to NOT use it wrongly. Do you know what “sugar of lead” is? Look it up. Then think about it every time you put sugar in your coffee with a dispenser filled by a minimum wage “Deplorable”… Your life depends on them being more moral than you have been.
You can not “disarm” me by banning any particular “ugly gun” you do not understand. The USSR was brought down by folks tossing logs (cut pieces of street trees in case you do not know how common they are…) into tank treads and then tossing “Molotov Cocktails” onto the tanks. Oh, BTW, in case you think banning gasoline will make that “not work”, there are dozens of equally effective liquids. Including some made from sugar, starch, grains, wheat, rice, whatever… Yes, I can take out a tank with not much more than a chunk of tree limb, a bottle of fermented food mixed with salad oil, and some ambition. I’d rather not, though.
So please, I beg of you (because I know how much you love the whole begging thing…) do not make me come to you “With empty hands”… You will not like the result.