Gun Control: Looser, Tighter, or The Same?
It has been quite some time since I was active on CAPS, but the last time I was here people were very into politics, and political debates. So here is one that has been on my mind recently, after a theater about an hour away from me was shot up on Thursday: Does stricter gun control make sense?
Here are some thoughts on the subject:
The Second Amendment states that "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" (note: this is the wording ratified by the states, not the original).
Going against the constitution is, to me, something that we should not ever do. The spirit of the document, and its power, should not be eroded, and significant gun controls are the equivalent of a one finger salute to the document. Not my style and not something I can support.
Just as the 8th amendment states that excessive bail shall not be required but the government can require some high bails in some cases to keep bad people behind bars, one can make changes to gun control laws to make for a few denials that can help limit these shootings. What those changes should be is where my question lies.
What changes would you make?