With disbelief I read the news report written to announce a rally in support of the Second Amendment being held at a local gun shop.
The fearmongering promoted by Fox News and the local political establishment is unsettling and unnecessary. How many times does the reassurance have to be repeated that the intent for the proposed gun regulations has nothing to do with capturing guns held legally and used properly?
The outcry that “I will not be told what guns I may own” or “The government is going to take my guns so they can enslave me” is absurd and speaks to someone ignorant of how democracy works.
Democracy’s strength is the adherence to laws written and enforced for the good of the people. The citizens declare in the ballot box how they want to be governed. Somehow the local constituency seems to feel that because the GOP lost the national election and the people spoke loud and clear, these tenets of democracy don’t apply.
Is there reason that the crazies can’t be weeded out and prevented from gunning down a crowd of people because they’ve been jilted? Would the attendees attending the rally at the gun shop be just as comfortable holding the rally at Pinehurst Elementary School?
It’s the self-serving individuals who have never had the knock on the front door, or the phone call in the middle of the night reporting someone’s death, that feel, “I have rights and you won’t impinge on them at any cost.” This kind of democracy will lead to anarchy.
Sadly, those 26 adults and children from Sandy Hook Elementary School cannot express their opinions.
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