As a person who uses a gun every day to earn a living, I feel compelled to make further comments regarding the gun-control lunacy. For the life of me, I’m trying to figure out where this situation differs from those who advocated for Japanese (and to a lesser extent German and Italian) interment during WWII.
Think this is an over reach? Well, the effect and scope, certainly, but not the concept. Think about it. What resulted from the Japanese internment was, based upon the emotional madness of the time, the taking of American citizens who had broken no laws, and treating them as if they had broken laws. The gun control advocates are now subjecting law abiding citizens to the same requirements as sex offenders.
Today we have newspapers publishing law abiding citizen’s names and home addresses, including those of police officers, prosecutors, judges, and domestic violence victims, simply because they possess a legal firearms permit of some sort, and are exercising their Second Amendment rights.
The gun control advocates’ argument, ostensibly, is that we should know whether or not our neighbors have guns because we might send our children there to play. If that argument is to hold, then shouldn’t we be publishing the names and addresses of all those patients for whom doctors have prescribed controlled medications? You can see how carrying on with the logical fallacy, if this, therefore, that, we could come up with myriad items we might want to know about our neighbors before we send our children to play there.
Donald Kaul whose opinion piece appeared in the Des Moines Register says, “If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.” He went on to say that GOP leaders should be dragged behind a truck around a parking lot until they see the light. This guy isn’t just anti-gun, and totally ignorant about the Second Amendment, he suffering from gun derangement syndrome. Believe as I do or you should be tortured or killed. Apparently, ‘ol Don doesn’t abide gun violence, but Chevy truck violence is fine. I suppose, just as long as they’re dragging the “right” people. Let’s say we accept Mr. Kaul’s opinion piece as simply hyperbole, aren’t those on the left always calling for non-violence and civility?
Publishing the names and addresses of people who haven’t done anything illegal may be statutorily legal in some jurisdictions. However, that does not change the fact that it is morally and ethically repugnant. Those who publish gun owners names should be dragged … Now, admit it. Doesn’t that sound just a little bit silly?