After Orlando: A Few Questions for Gun Control Advocates

After Orlando: A Few Questions for Gun Control Advocates

A lot of posts in social media about gun control this morning, many demanding that guns be confiscated and that our political leadership stand up to the NRA. A few questions for the gun control advocates: If my neighbor who wears a uniform can defend herself from radical Islamic terrorism with a rifle, why can’t I? Are we not all created equal? Is government my delegate or my master? We create government to defend us, but mustn’t the people, as the originating source of power possess power equal to that of our agents? By what principal of law or ethics could that not be the case without subordinating the people to the government we ourselves created? For Second Amendment advocates like myself, it’s not about who has “the courage to stand up to the NRA” or what weapons “everyday Americans need” to defend their homes. It’s the principal of a nation founded on the belief that the people are sovereign. The government enjoys whatever powers it possesses at our pleasure, not the other way around.

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