There’s a problem with the gun fetish.

Lots of Americans love guns. They cherish the thrill of imaginary killing each time they point and shoot. They have bumper stickers, clubs, and a powerful political organization all celebrating their commitment to firearms. They shout down all objections and trample all their opponents. They are sure they are right, because their cause is written directly into its own constitutional amendment.

But they are misled. The second amendment is about providing citizens protection from their own governments, and a man with a gun is laughably helpless against authority now. Today’s civilian defenses require communications jamming devices, GPS system disruptors, video cancellation technologies, and the like – all of which are forbidden to private citizens.

Effective second amendment ‘arms’ are all banned, by legislation ostensibly crafted to protect the country from terrorists. Large, publicly covert, national police organizations are promoted as necessary safeguards against invisible attack. Popular support is maintained by continually fanning a low level fear of bad guys, who are only too visible because they’re running around shooting people with those precious guns!

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