Democrats love to continuously harp on the “need for gun control”, even exploiting the deaths of Americans in the name of progress.
However, I’m sick and tired of them saying that the supporters and defenders of the Second Amendment need to ‘meet them halfway’ or even ‘compromise’ on passing legislation to end gun violence in this country.
My stock reply is always, “what part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you not understand?” – as I’m sure a lot of you tend to quote as well.
But here’s the thing: they are never going to let this go. They will never slow their march across our rights until we give them something, anything to show that we are just as much against gun violence as they are.
They won’t accept our gun safety programs like Eddie Eagle and Project ChildSafe that work to ensure children don’t fall victim to their natural curiosity of guns, they won’t accept arming more citizens to protect themselves and their loved ones from the evil that continues to get it’s hands on firearms illegally, and they certainly won’t accept our assertion that
Dems want more gun control laws, but the government already ignores many of the existing laws and the justice department fails to impose the recommended sentences for those found violating the laws they do choose to follow.
Andrew Arulanandam with the NRA says there are close to 20,000 gun laws currently on the books in the U.S. Arulanandam cites three sources for this figure: The 1983 book “Under the Gun,” by James D. Wright, Peter H. Rossi and Kathleen Daly; the Firearms Law Deskbook, by Stephen P. Halbrook; and a compilation of state firearms laws by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
So if Democrats want a compromise, here it is: follow every single gun law currently on the book. Punish criminals to the fullest extent of the law. Ensure convicted felons serve their entire sentence. Only give second chances when the guilty have served their debt to society.
Do that, then we’ll talk.