Americans Are More Divided On Gun Control Than Gay Marriage Or Abortion

Americans Are More Divided On Gun Control Than Gay Marriage Or Abortion”

So it's of little doubt that the founding fathers and authors of the United States Constitution simply meant to have in place an armed quick reaction force to defend their budding nation.

"I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment", Stephens wrote.

Which definition would those who drafted the Second Amendment follow? I believe that would be called our National Guard.

So it's fine to inveigh against counter-productive gun laws and reaffirm support for the Second Amendment; it's always acceptable to attack Hillary Clinton.

People who steal political signs or shout down political speakers or make it impossible for political speakers to reach their podiums can be charged with theft or disorderly conduct or other things, depending on the circumstances. "I think that we can have those policy conversations, but today is not that day". The word "regulated" is not a word that our nation's founders would have used lightly.

We the people must rise up and do something better!

Our right to own a gun is derived from the Second Amendment of the Constitution which states "A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". "The Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s, the NY draft riots of 1863, the coal miners' rebellion of 1921, the Brink's robbery of 1981 - does any serious conservative think of these as great moments in Second Amendment activism?"

We could go ahead and ban the AK and AR rifles, whose appearance earn them the assault weapon label.

Well, a decision of the 1857 U.S. Supreme Court also legalized slavery. After all, the vaunted First Amendment starts out more modestly: "Congress shall make no law ..."

This amendment was offered by president-to-be James Madison to defray attempts by opponents of ratification of the Constitution who were concerned about the federal government having the authority to maintain a peacetime army.

So yes, if I had my way, there would be little private ownership of guns, and what there was would be highly regulated, with strict requirements on licensing, training, and record-keeping. After all, the amendment process, along with our three-legged Legislative, Judicial and Executive branches of government, was crafted with the idea that times change. Well, over 33,000 Americans are killed by guns every single year, right under his useless nose.

Doing something about mass shootings is a worthy goal, but it's not so easy to figure out what we can agree to do that would actually work.

Even if what happened in Las Vegas moved us to adopt super stringent gun control measures, there are roughly 300 million privately owned guns in the United States. There is no argument to be made for the legality of this style weapon. What we need now is action. I think there should be, like, mental evaluations.

The United States has more regulations about restricting birth control pills than it does about restricting the sale and possession of deadly semi-automatic weapons.

The horror in Las Vegas has brought gun control back to the fore.

So, yes, we are dealing with a culture in which the capacity for unleashing lethal violence on a mass scale is lauded in movies and on television, in which the veneration of tough cops and the glorification of the military are consonant with the dehumanization of the poor and minorities, and in which the Second Amendment is treated as if the very suggestion it should be reformed is considered sacrilege.

Unless you're a certifiable gun collector, shouldn't that wave a red flag that just might warrant an occasional knock on the door from the feds?

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