Articles like this cause me to return and comments such as yours cause concern.
I would ask, do you feel speech is essential?
Do you feel liberty is essential?
Do you feel freedom is essential?
Do you feel protection from unreasonable searches and seizures is essential?
Do you feel the right to face your accuser is essential?
I do not feel, I KNOW, free speech is essential,
I KNOW Liberty is essential.
I KNOW Freedom is essential.
I KNOW protection from unreasonable searches and seizures is essential.
A People that surrender Essential Liberty for Temporary Security, deserve neither Liberty or Security - Benjamin Franklin
Individual Rights, Liberty and Freedom are always essential.
What the states have done is actually in violation of the Constitution. There are police powers the states have, but the state must still follow the Constitution, and can not deprive any person of their liberty, life, or property without due process.
This really has no place in a Constitutional Republic. If the people do not act as you or the ‘government’ determines to be best, the government may enact tyrannical rules?
As with each and every right, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is essential, and that would include any ranges.
Each person must decide if they like and agree with freedom, liberty, and individual rights, and a limited government which is to secure these rights. This may be hard line, but you either stand with the Constitution or you do not.
It does not matter if there are parts you do not really think are important, as others may consider it important, and we should all protect EVERY right, for EVERY person.