Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Don’t break the law and you won’t have to worry about this.
–Comment on an article
In the US, for some reason, there is huge concern over the right to own firearms. Despite heinous crimes committed time and again, reasonable measures to perform prevent criminals or the mentally disturbed from buying them are routinely opposed.
Now, mind you, though I do not own a gun, I support the second amendment (as I do all the amendments) and believe that the widest rational latitude should be given for gun ownership.
As fights over basic freedoms, go though, guns are barely on my radar. If things get bad enough that the government is coming for my (non-existent) gun, then I’ve already lost all semblance of freedom. If it comes down to me facing off against the American military, it doesn’t really matter what kind of assault rifle I have. I’m toast.
No, the fight over basic rights doesn’t start with guns, it starts with privacy, private property, and severe limits on the government’s ability to interfere with those things. But for some
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