What’s new in the world of hotly debated issues? Oh yeah… gun control rights. The single object that has sparked a verbal civil war in this country. I don’t have to tell you that this issue is controversial, to say the least. I am a firm believer in conservative values, but I can’t help feeling that I am far more open minded and rational than many of my Alabama-dwelling conservative counterparts. Since most of my readers match my “the smaller the better” ideas of government, I’m directly speaking to you.
You are correct… the right to bear arms is a fundamental right of an American citizen. If the federal government really took that away, I would do one or more of the following things: cry, throw a tantrum, say my first cuss word, move away, or learn karate. You are correct also that guns assist in protecting us from each other and the government. I don’t dispute that.
Don’t you think we’re overreacting a bit.
Obama has never said “I’m gonna take all your guns.” He may very well want to, but the incredibly well designed American government can stop that in a heartbeat.
We have this preconceived notion that Obama is going to personally come to our house, grab all of our guns and ammo, and deposit them somewhere in the depths of the Pacific. I understand and share that fear, I really do.
But at the same time, I’m personally okay with stricter gun laws. I’m okay with a random person, whom I don’t necessarily trust with my life, being able to purchase a high powered weapon. I’m okay with the government embracing tighter registration laws, as well as operational training for those who do own the weapons.
Will it solve the problem, and prevent things like the Sandy Hook shooting? No. Criminals will still be able to obtain weapons illegally, and nothing short of taking away all civil liberties will prevent all of those incidents.
My point is this. Let the government crack down on gun ownership until the point where they truly do cross the line, and that’s much much further away than we like to think. There my be a point where they truly encroach on our second amendment rights, but it’s not right now.
Chill out, and simply vote the people who challenge our rights out. Those people are sitting in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, as well as the Oval Office. We have the ability to start a revolution without using those guns we so fortunately have.