Believing as I always have that silence is consent I’ll segue momentarily to not consent.
I’m a firm believer in the Second Amendment but at the same time believe things are getting out of control in this country.
What is lacking is common sense predicated upon entrenched positions.
I for one don’t believe background checks or red flag laws depending on circumstances pose a threat to responsible gun owners and if any would advance the “slippery slope” argument I suggest the slippery slope of mass shootings and gun violence is not something to be taken lightly or dismissed.
We expect people to operate vehicles in a responsible manner – when they fail to no one claims laws meant to address such things are detrimental.
We expect people not to abuse the right of free speech – an abuse such as creating panic in a theater by yelling fire.
If that occurs people are rightfully angered and only an idiot would claim it to be a “Constitutional” right.
I have always believed people have the right to reasonable expectations.
Expectations that don’t include based upon being a parent the right to abuse children or being a spouse or partner the right to abuse the significant other.
It is a reasonable expectation to send children off to school and not have to worry about their safety – or to spend some time at a Mall or restaurant without having to look over your shoulder or listen for the sound of gunfire.
Being a “Good Steward” goes beyond an individuals personal realm, it should be inclusive of far more than that – when it isn’t there is an associated societal price to pay and of necessity a need to determine if that price is reasonable or not.
We are obliged to be good stewards of our Constitutional Rights – an obligation that promotes reasonable expectations – an exercise undertaken with due diligence and sobriety, not incoherent rants and posturing in the hopes of getting a “like” or two.
The framers of the Constitution/Bill of Rights intended the Second Am ndment to be a safeguard not a license to kill innocents, not a vehicle to instill fear or take ordinary citizens hostage.
But then I suppose they had reasonable expectations.