MemberDecember 13, 2019 at 6:26 am
I often regard him as the best “modern” US president (I’m not from the US) and I just stumbled on that post : [https://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/gun-nuts-twisting-the-words-of-president-kennedy/](https://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/gun-nuts-twisting-the-words-of-president-kennedy/)
From the title alone, I can smell bullshit, but I want an educated opinion about it, information are all over the place on google.
thedudesopinion13GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 6:26 am
All that I read from that was Kennedy doesn’t think armed rebellion is feasible in today’s age, he however, did not see the enemies we face in modern times.
Gorilla armies are incredibly effective and ideologies cannot be destroyed as long as someone living, for the cause or not, knows of its existence.
As we’ve seen, the more citizenry you kill, the more join the cause. It’s a never ending cycle of creating revolutionaries. In America, with the amount of weaponry we have, the citizenry could destroy any foreign nation in anything short of a nuclear war. They’d have to kill 300,000,00+ people and seize over 350,000,000 guns.
As to Kennedy’s stance, I don’t know that he ever addressed it, I can’t recall him having a hard line stance one way or the other. Back then guns weren’t nearly the hot topic issue they are now.
America of the 50-60’s really had no opposition to guns (at least not on a large scale), most people viewed them as just something people had. Hell even kids were entrusted with guns quite often, my uncle used to sit in a field all night with a rifle to protect his families cattle from coyotes and the like because his dad told him to. He was like 12, and no one around would’ve batted an eye at hearing that he was doing this.
America has been weakened by post modernist and foreign ideology/influence. I’m no hard line republican (I’m a classical liberal), but the degradation in our society started with the fall of the nuclear family. People don’t like to say movies, music, and the like have influenced in our society but they do. You cannot show a 10 year old boy pornography and have him listen to things like rap music and expect him to do things like respect women. I’m not saying it can’t happen, but you are not setting the child up for success or to understand things like respect. This is also not going into how kids now are treated as they are special and that they should never be disciplined and shit like that.
Jesus that turned into a rant (fucking 23 going on 60 lol), I say all that to say the heat we see on guns today is a direct result of the collapse of a civil society, which would’ve taught respect and wouldn’t have pushed victimhood mentality. We started having problems like mass shootings right around the time Reagan made it easier for divorce and boys were being raised by women instead of men. Not blaming single moms, but they biologically are not equipped to raise men…most men aren’t now either. No fucking idea what Kennedy’s stance was.
TheMysticChaosGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 6:26 am
Didn’t really have one outside of a few statements, that tended pro gun.
TacTurtleGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 6:26 am
10/10 sons of liquor runners are pro-gun.
He also had a firearm collection that included an M1 Garand and a Colt Frontier revolver…
nabilhuakbarGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 6:26 am
Man what an ass
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