A "moderate" position on gun control
Some people think that gun ownership is a good thing; others think it's bad. You can put me firmly in the pro-gun camp, but I acknowledge that some people disagree. So in the interests of finding a reasonable compromise, I suggest this solution:
- Everyone should have the right to buy a gun, at any time, for any reason.
- If the potential buyer can't afford the gun, the government should pay for it.
- Teenagers should be able to buy guns without their parents' permission.
- Anyone who interferes with someone attempting to purchase a gun should be jailed for two years.
- There should be no waiting period, no background check, no consumer warnings, and no records kept on gun purchases.
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Posted by: -
Sep. 02, 2004 10:17 PM ET USA
Of course the difference is that the right to have a gun didn't come from a "penumbra" in the Constitution--it was written in clear and specific language. Interestingly the abortion penumbra is far more absolute in practice than an actual amendment to the Constitution.
Posted by: -
Sep. 02, 2004 9:29 PM ET USA
Posted by: kmd -
Sep. 02, 2004 3:08 PM ET USA
The old New Jersey slogan was : New Jersey and you, perfect together. Gun control and abortion - freedom for all (unless you're on the receiving end.
Posted by: Abraham Tolemahcs -
Sep. 02, 2004 12:46 PM ET USA
Substitute "slave" for "gun" and it gets even better.