Ray, it seems another problem today is cops roughing up people who don't deserve it because they want to push someone around but know the people who deserve it will not just sit and take it. Meanwhile when they do beat or verbally abuse someone who does deserve it they end up receiving far too much criticism. No, Rodney King should not have been beat until he was unrecognizable. But, had he done what he was told when finally stopped after a chase while high, he probably wouldn't have gotten beat at all.
I own firearms not to fight against my government, but to ensure I will not have to.