Right to Bear Arms…?

You might think that with the recent press surrounding our new First Lady, Michelle Obama, that I was writing about ladies’ fashion.  Unfortunately, I am not. 

Oakland, CA, Binghamton, NY, Pittsburgh, PA.  Three Police Officers in Pittsburgh, and Four in Oakland, have been brutally killed in the line of duty in just two weeks time.   13 Students, Teachers and Office Workers were slain in Binghamton which is being called “one of the worst U.S. shootings since Virginia Tech.”  Virgina Tech was just two years ago, 2007.  All of the weapons used were legally purchased, and in both the police officers’ shootings, Assault Rifles were used.  I don’t think that is what our forefathers had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

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.

 

Are they still arms or are they now weapons of mass destruction?  Should we call assault weapons murder guns?   Visit the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence for very scary stats related to domestic violence, suicide, children and guns, and the economic impact of gun violence. 

The US still has the highest level of gun violence in the world.  Our citizens and peace officers should not be at risk of losing their lives due to an outdated amendment; one that has been called the most contested in our Bill of Rights.  I think that our Right to Life trumps that of the right to bear arms.

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4 responses to “Right to Bear Arms…?

  1. Don’t get me started on this. I don’t think when the Framers of the Constitution wrote that amendment they thought guns that can discharge over 300 rounds in a minute would exist. Those are not weapons any private citizen should ever have access to or use. I am quite opposed to guns of any type much to the chagrin of my partner. Thank you for making this statment.

  2. I fell into a serious depression following the tragedy at Columbine. A childhood friend of my husband grew up to be an L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy with a young family. He lost his life from gun violence. A dear friend of mine lost her 17 year old son in a gang related drive by shooting. Just two weeks ago another friend of mine was robbed at gunpoint as she was getting in her vehicle at the mall.
    Assault weapons used to hunt deer? Or being fired while aboard a helicopter? Assault weapons used for sport? What?
    It boggles the mind.

  3. This just in….
    Breaking News from ABC7 Eyewitness News

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009
    Four people have been injured, two critically, in a shooting on the 37800 block of Highway 79 in Temecula at about 7:30 p.m.

    Two victims appear to have been critically injured.

    Police and emergency crews converged on a rural area off Highway 79 after receiving reports of gunfire near the Kkottongnae Retreat camp.

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