So the American left is intent on taking away the right to bears arms because of the carnage caused by a few whackos with guns. Institute "commonsense laws" to take away the right all Americans enjoy. If a bad act by a few warrants the taking away of rights of the many than why not look at other rights where inappropriate behavior injures or harms others? Take for instance the right to a free press. Should we not ban the right to free press if there are bad actors that intentionally do things that are illegal or harm others? Look at David Gregory, who went against what he was advised and illegally brandished a 30 round clip for an assault weapon? Was this not bad behavior? It certainly was illegal whether he was trying to make a point or not. Did it harm anyone? No not really except for honest law abiding citizens that own one and he wants to take that right away. So how about Dan Rather, who presented fraudulent documents to make his case against Bush? This was obviously done to help ensure a Bush defeat in 2004. Now it backfired because he was caught and Bush didn't lose, but this bad act did hurt Bush's image and it was done intentionally. How about Brent Musberger last night? He fawned over Miss Alabama and complained how the "quarterbacks always got the good looking girls?" Should we ban journalism now that we have some bad actors the parade around as journalists? They have an agenda and will destroy anything that gets in the way of their narrative. They harm reputations and destroy people's lives. It was the media that presented the false case in the Atlanta Olympics bombing against Richard Jewell. Mr. Jewell's life was destroyed by the media yet we don't hear the clamoring for restrictions against the free press for the outright lies, poor judgement, and fraudulent activities.
We should never ban things simply because we don't agree with them. We tried this before by banning alcohol. It doesn't work. We lost the war on drugs. Why, well simply because a ban on anything only makes people want it even more. I can't believe we are talking about a weapons ban, while at the same time we are talking about lifting the ban on an illicit drug. The left is brow beating us and pushing their own views on the rest of us. I know the times have changed since the constitution was written. We no longer have a frontier where guns are the only thing between human life and the wild beast. Most do not have to hunt to place food on the table. But therein lies the wisdom of our forefathers thinking. See never did they attempt to place in the constitution a right to hunt, but they did place in the constitution the right to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. To protect a free state a well regulated militia is necessary and no individual right to bear arms shall be infringed. See we have this right to bear arms in order to pick them up when necessary. The left wants to say we don't require our militia to bring their owns weapons when called upon. That is faulty logic based on thinking today and thinking for tomorrow. See our government is being taken away from the people and given to the political elitists. Our basic rights as citizens are being taken away to be given to the ruling class. When that ruling class goes to far all individuals may very well need to bring their own weapons to fend off the government from taking away the rights of governed in order to preserve the ruling elite.
We don't take away the rights of the many because of the transgressions of the few. We make tougher laws against those that infringe upon the rights of others. Tougher sentences, tougher restrictions on individuals who prove themselves irresponsible. If we banned everything that hurts people than we would have nothing. For everything can hurt or harm a human being being for we are fragile. Common sense tells me that citizens with the right to bear arms is in the best interest of the country. It a right, that will keep all enemies both foreign and domestic at bay. If we lose the right to protect ourselves and our property, we will lose our right to be a government of the people by the people. We will no longer have the means in which to keep the ruling elite from the throne of the people.