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Now, the Second Amendment

26 Sep

Guns! Seems you either love them or hate them. The Second Amendment is on the side of those that love them.

What to do about them is the subject of national debate. “Common Sense” reform is bandied about; particularly after a gun related tragedy occurs.

But there is a whole lot of wishful thinking going on out there.

Guns, like cars, aren’t really killers. Either of them might be an instrument of death. But usually someone has to be operating them.

Both can be very valuable if used properly. But extremely deadly if not.

Depending on where you live, you may have a very different idea of why others living around you either should or shouldn’t be allowed to posses one.

If you live in a very densely populated area you may very well rather that nobody has one. After all, that’s what taxi’s, buses, metro lines and police are for. And not many are hunters or rely on a gun for eating or protection.

On the other hand if you live out in the woods you may just want one, perhaps even need one. If your 911 calls take an hour or two for an officer to show up, you just might need a way to defend yourself, or your property.

Many people use guns to put food on their tables. And some use them for recreation.

Two major exceptions though. Nearly all criminals and more than a few mentally deranged individuals want to have a gun. Even though we might not like it they can easily find a way to get one. No law, no matter how well designed will prevent them from obtaining one.

Hence, the wishful thinking. Taking a gun away from a law-abiding citizen does absolutely nothing to keep guns out of the hands of those bent on harming others.

If there is a way to ban tornadoes and hurricanes from attacking us we just might be able to figure out a way to deal with our gun issues. Until then, let’s just agree to disagree. Okay?

Sadly, I didn’t think so.

On to the Tenth Amendment next.

 

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  1. Jim Milburn

    September 26, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    I think you found the answer, not easy, but the answer for me. Thanks

     
 

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