Gun Control – An Eroding of Individual Rights?

Gun Control: An Eroding of Individual Rights?

With the recent school shootings, people are once again hollering about gun control. As a responsible gun-owner this concerns me a great deal. Why? Well, what I see happening has been a slow degradation of the right to bear arms by law abiding citizens, while criminal elements, who certainly don’t obey the law, become ever more armed. That our current president announced his new gun laws surrounded by young children is irony at its greatest. The implication is these that children asked him to do something . . .

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2 Responses to “Gun Control – An Eroding of Individual Rights?”

  1. Ioana

    Thank you for posting this, Rachel. I fully agree with you on this issue. If guns are outlawed, then really only the criminals would have access to them. I was at Virginia Tech with my young family when the tragedy occured. As a matter of fact, my husband was right outside the building with our infant son back then. Great people that we knew lost their lives that day and we all still wonder about the different outcome had Virginia Tech not held their no gun policy and if those teachers/students/school guards were actually armed. This entire controversy is simply outrageous and it tramples on our rights as citizens.

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  2. Rachel Ann Nunes

    Thanks for your comment, Ioana. As DM Andrews said on Facebook:

    "Sometimes we forget the main purpose of the 2nd Amendment: to ensure the people always have access to a level of firepower that can thwart any attempt by the government to enslave them. I'm no expert, but I would imagine handguns alone would put the people at a serious disadvantage. No one has any right whatsoever to restrict the property of the law-abiding, and that includes weapons. Gun-control advocacy baffles me: from every angle it is simply illogical, unprincipled and out of touch with the lessons of history. The (reasoned) argument for gun control simply doesn't exist."

    I think he's right on many levels. This isn't really about guns, it's about control. We can't let it get to the point that criminals or the elite are the only ones with access to guns.

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