08 Mar GUN CONTROL
Posted at 14:15h in Talking Points
The PC narrative: Too much violence in America; too many guns!
Talking truth in America and about America:
- The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution expressly says that the “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
- The United States Supreme Court held as recently as 2010 in the Heller decision that the Second Amendment “protects an individual right to possess and carry firearms.”
- Historically dictators like Fidel Castro outlaw private citizen gun ownership. Gun bans give government more power, and people less power. Disarmed people are not citizens with inalienable rights from God; they can become powerless subjects under government control.
- Gun-related violence, from mass-casualty to single victim events in America, is tragic and deeply painful. After these horrific events, the easy go-to answer for politicians is to call for more gun control. But in the case of the Charleston theater shooter, there were strict gun control laws in place, and the shooter managed to buy a gun legally, and pass the background test. Same with the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter.
- Translation: gun control laws don’t stop criminals. They can make it harder for law–abiding citizens to purchase weapons for sport and self-defense.
- America may have a gun violence problem but more gun control laws are potentially unconstitutional and also harmful to law-abiding citizens.
- Tackling gun violence requires deeper thinking about society: the widespread prescription of psychiatric drugs present in the systems of many mass shooters, cultural tolerance of violence and lawlessness, and a host of other issues, and not knee-jerk “the gun did it“ kind of thinking, is needed.