Gun control? Absolutely NOT.
NO Mr Trump, we cannot shortcut constitutional protections. ...shall NOT be infringed [Feb 28]
“Grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem to extravagant to endure.”
– Thurgood Marshall, reflecting on Lincoln’s suspension of Habeas Corpus
“It is better, so the Fourth Amendment teaches us, that the guilty sometimes go free than the citizens be subject to easy arrest.”
- William O Douglas, Supreme Court Justice
Basic AdviceDon't make a decision when you are mad... or emotional. They never turn out very well. We must NOT discard the wisdom of constitutional protection amidst raw emotion; it will NOT work out well.
The GunAt rest a gun is NOT a threat. It is a mere inanimate object. Much like a knife, a hammer, or baseball bat. But, in the wrong hands (because of the person) it can be a dangerous weapon. In every single shooting a person pulled the trigger - every - single - time.
Do we ban automobiles because of drunk drivers? That's ridiculous, right? Just like cars, guns are a powerful tool that must be used responsibly.
Circa 1789... and still truePlease notice the object from which We The People need protection... and who is talking about confiscation. Amendment II is a safeguard for We The People.
Our Founding Fathers, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, both agree with the Right to bear arms:
"When government takes away citizens' right to bear arms it becomes citizens' duty to take away government's right to govern"
"The strongest reason for the people to retain arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were law-abiding deprived of the use of them"
Ben Franklin... and my favorite quote
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
Life, Liberty, Property!
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