Daily Archives: March 18, 2008

Gun Control and the Supreme Court

UPDATE – You can find some interesting comments on this issue over on John Lott’s blogAlso, here is a copy of the argument presented to the Supreme Court.   

I saw this Gun Control and the Supreme Court in the news and was greatly disturbed.  I have believed in the 2nd Amendment all my life, in my right to keep and bear arms. 

Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Gun control laws appall me.  I know there are those who use them in the protest against gun violence, and I am certainly not an advocate for violence of any sort.  I have often wondered if those who are pro gun-control believe that those who oppose them are somehow for violence on any level.  I can assure you that those who believe in their right to keep and bear arms are just as appalled at the violence that thrives in our nation just as much, if not more so, than anyone else.  It is that very sense of horror that propels us to protect our right to arm ourselves.  Frankly, I’m tired of 2nd Amendment advocates being portrayed as uneducated, unenlightened, murderous idiots.  We simply know that – especially in today’s society – the unarmed one is a victim, often a dead one, and we want the right to protect ourselves. 

We have more gun laws on the books today than we know what to do with.  Amazingly, crimes involving guns in places where gun-control laws are in effect haven’t gone down, they’ve gone up.  The reverse is true in places that allow people to arm themselves.  Hasn’t it been proved enough already that gun control laws don’t work?

If you are interested in checking this out further, please visit some of the links below.

  1. http://www.junkscience.com/news2/moreguns.htm
  2. http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp
  3. http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/493636.html
  4. http://www.strike-the-root.com/3/chapin/chapin10.html  
  5. http://www.johnlott.org/
  6. http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/
  7. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226493636/avsearch-20/102-0160115-1476958



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