“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” – Second Amendent of the United States Constitution
Want to raise money for your preferred candidate at the election why not hold a machine gun social? From WLOS ABC 13
The TEA Party hosted a ”machine gun social” in Brevard on Saturday. Supporters paid $25-$50 to fire an automatic weapon. The TEA Party says the money raised will be used to pay for political advertising. The fundraiser caused some controversy. People opposed to the fundraiser said the ”machine gun social” was in bad taste and made the town look bad.
The idea of a machine gun social has precedent, from a 2009 article in The Conservatist;
Dean Allen’s Machine Gun Social
Greenville – Republican Candidate for Adjutant General of South Carolina, Dean Allen, said today that his Machine gun Social fundraiser scheduled for September 26, 2009 is a go.
The caricatured ‘gun toting loony yank’ represented here is for many absolute proof that Americans are thick. As a British subject it was only thanks to the internet that I got my chance to hear a few arguments in favour of gun ownership.
The most convincing runs something like this: “a well-armed populace is the best defense against tyranny”. Americans are free citizens as opposed to subjects of their Government so they can be trusted with a weapon. It’s significantly harder to oppress someone carrying (for example) a machine gun and that’s why a slave or subject would not be allowed to have one.
Hearing the arguments in favour of ‘The Second Amendment,’ stated without derision, was something of a shock to me. In the main the British media is happy to pander to the prejudice that “Yanks love guns, gold and God ‘coz they’re thick innit”?
I don’t blame them, it’s far easier to laugh at “stoopid rednecks” and dismiss an incredibly complex debate.