I agree with many statements in this article. The comment below suggesting that politics has nothing to do with it may not be entirely true. As a Native American myself I find it insulting because regardless of who funded the billboard, seeks to get the favor whether realizing it or not from Native peoples. Those morons are comparing apples to oranges because time periods separate the political and societal turmoil that tends to happen. As stated in the article, the second amendment was written during a completely different time period where muskets and single shot rifles were used AND people needed to defend their homesteads. I'm not anti-gun, but I am anti-automatic weapons because they have no place in what we call a 'civilized' society. In fact, the issue is whether or not semi-automatic and fully automatic guns have a place in society. Are you really going to hunt with a weapon that you need 30+ rounds to even shoot the damn animal. Learn to aim with 10 or less. Believe me, it's plenty. Native peoples have both won and lost battles with Euro-Americans who dominated the U.S. and our society has changed. Both historical and modern incidents of gun violence are distinctly different and cannot be used as a comparison for what the current hot topic is today. Guns today do not guarantee safety Mr. 'Anonymous who thinks we should stand strong against those who would kill us.' Today we have common sense and the ability to raise our voices to the problems that affect all American citizens as a whole. We vote for those nut jobs in the democratic and republican parties who are supposed to represent the interests of the American people. If we want to avoid any tyrannical rule and government control we should speak up and let those in control know we do not agree. Btw.....having guns against the U.S. government if they for no reason whatsoever decide to decimate the human race occupying N. America will not save us against a nuclear bomb or any other heavy duty weapons..
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 17:47