Many liberals have taken ‘action’ against gun violence. By ‘action’, we mean calling on the complete removal of one of Americas most fundamental rights; the uninfringed right for every American citizen to possess guns (i.e. arms) in order to protect the liberty and freedom bestowed upon them by the grace of God.
I feel this argument of repealing the second amendment to be a shallow view and a knee-jerk reaction to our deep desire to ensure the safety of our children and loved ones. The complications of simply “removing guns” goes far beyond day-to-day safety. The original intention behind the amendment is more complicated than having the ability to protect your property or the ability to hunt. America was founded so that individual citizens could work collectively in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness free of the reign of one individual, or ideal, or theology, what have you.
I fear that such an attack on a bedrock of American freedom and liberty would bring us closer to major division not unlike that which was born at the beginning of the Civil War.
Do you agree?