The title is a quote from Conservative Radio Host Alex Jones who appeared on Piers Morgan’s show and accused the British journalist of being engaged in “a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment”. Of course the seemingly less than intelligent Jones seems to have conveniently forgotten about the First Amendment which states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (Please note that when I quote any Amendment to the Constitution, I do it in full, unlike the NRA or gun activists who never quote the Second Amendment in full.)

I wonder what part of ‘Freedom of Speech, or of the Press’ Mr. Jones does not understand as he petitions to have Piers Morgan deported for his anti-gun stance. Mr Jones also goes on to say “It’s true we’re a violent society”, as if he is proud of that fact.

So a violent society, according to Mr. Jones, should have ample access to high velocity semi-automatic assault rifles, handguns that will “blow your head clean off”, to quote from the film Dirty Harry, and maybe a hand-held rocket launcher if Justice Scalia has his way.

What makes Americans so afraid that they feel they have to arm themselves to the teeth? Are they taught at home to fear everything and everybody and that violence is the only answer to any problem?

Councilman Neil Sorensen, of Spring City Utah, wants every citizen in his town, all 1,000 of them, to be armed. One resident of the town has 78 guns. In my day in the Parachute Regiment in combat that would have armed two platoons, about sixty soldiers in all. What on earth is one person doing with 78 guns?

It seems that people like Alex Jones, Neil Sorensen and the guy that owns 78 guns long for the days of the Wild West, where they can shoot first and ask questions later. What sort of education are their children having, being brought up in households where it is mandatory to own a gun because their parents are so afraid of somebody coming in and shooting them? So the answer to this National Fear, is to arm every single citizen in the country with multiple firearms, because you know that no self-respecting NRA member or Hicksville gun-toting southern violence loving citizen, is just going to buy one gun for self-defence.

There are already enough guns floating around the USA to arm every single citizen. That would be over 300 million killing instruments.

There must be a better way to safely secure our homes, such as education, training, alarm systems and proper neighborhood policing, than to simply arm everyone. But then again according to Alex Jones plenty of guns and whiskey should do the trick. What a great example for our children.