What can we do to help reduce gun theft? Is it important that guns don’t get into the wrong hands? Why? If harm occurs with our stolen gun, how would we react, how would it affect us? Might we face any problems or legal issues? If harm occurs from its theft, will that end up giving law makers more evidence to control instead of more freedoms? What do you do to prevent such theft?
I can see that point about how the “anti-2A” want citizen disarmament. Of course, only speaking for myself, but I believe that they also want firearm safety. Though I hear you, in that they can be pretty extreme. To me, firearm safety might be a concept where both sides can meet, where there might be some mediation between the 2A and anti-2A. I worry about either side taking a win-lose approach.
To me, the anti-2A are like the elephant in the room. Similar to other high-profile social issues, our country is split in about half. Our 2A rights hang in the balance. I used to not realize that our rights are decided upon by those who hold public elected offices. You all taught me.
I believe that when those law makers hold deliberation sessions, and hear opposing proposals, they review surveys, statistics, and testimonies. I hope there is negotiation so that our 2A freedoms are written into the letter of the laws.
People close to me, who I love, refer to the 2A as I do, in a positive light; It makes it easier for us to know what we are talking about. It’s symbolic and part of our history.
For me, I cannot understate the influence lawmakers have. Despite my appreciation for the Constitution’s 2A, and its words; Today, in legislative sessions, if I want the wording of the law to include more 2A freedoms, I would not invoke the Constitution or verbiage from 1787. I think other data, reports, and our own testimony including the need for us to be able to defend ourselves should be an emphasis. Not placing all our eggs in one basket per se. No disrespect to the Constitution or our founding fathers. When I was in school, I wrote about president George Washington, and learned some incredible things about his life.
All of us here are on the same side, have more in common than how we differ, and our primary goal is the same. Today, though I was feeling under the weather, I still picked up a new firearm that just came in for me today, and I visited the range. I also owe that freedom to the advocates, and freedom fighters of today, and tomorrow, and to the strategies they employ today. Stay safe.