As my first bitch I select guns. Not should or should not the populous be allowed to carry concealed or revealed, but as in why are there so many around me all the time?
More and more government workers are being armed. In a Canadian court the other day there was a jackboot with a fully automatic rifle. In court. Huh? In Canada? Seriously?
Bastard didn't even say he was sorry!
I have no grappling hook to scale the wall but I feel it's only a matter of time before the gun turrets are added to "ordinary" government buildings, business establishments, schools, airports and picnic areas. Tourists at The Grand Canyon will pay extra to see The Grand Cannon fired at noon taking out a section of canyon wall. The conductors on trains no longer perform a service to the public. Instead they dress as prison guards and pack pistols. I'm afraid to find out what the grammar school Hall Monitor is packing these days. Got to protect that milk money!
It's actually much, much worse in the US. The police forces are being militarized with armoured vehicles and military weaponry. Regular government workers for agencies like the Department of Agriculture are also being armed.
Hollow point ammunition is illegal to use in war, but that's what they are ordering by the BILLIONS!
For domestic use. i.e. Against civilians.
If you've ever seen what hollow point ammunition does, it's devastating. Tiny hole in front. Massive hole where it exits followed by a trail of guts and blood everywhere.
When people talk about "stopping power" of a round, that doesn't apply to hollow points - they have only 1 thing - killing power.
But things really do get worse.
Think I'm exaggerating? Ask the 18 month old who got a flash bang grenade thrown at him
. It exploded in his face and ripped open his face & chest. I would strongly caution about searching for more on that story as many news stories have pictures and they are graphic. It's pretty disturbing to see an infant that horribly disfigured by police.
But, y'know... F**k the kid because he was resisting and posed a threat to the officers...
Ever see a video where a cop is putting someone quietly into handcuffs and then the cop says, "Stop resisting?" A beating ensues. Usually with about a half dozen cops on top of the handcuffed "criminal". Sometimes the "criminal" dies. For crimes like walking down the street, etc.
Cops break into wrong house. Shoot dog. That's not a unique story -- there are many like that.
I could go on virtually forever about this with countless examples. They happen every single day. Every day. Non stop.
Enjoy your remaining freedoms while they last. You'll have a great time telling your grandchildren about them as they stare at you in disbelief.
So, what do I want to bitch about? The increasing and accelerating loss of freedom. You touched on a symptom of it.