A guest submission by Brian Horvath:
In 1973 Roe vs. Wade legalized a woman’s right to abort a human being. The science involved in abortion is unchallenged: A woman who aborts is aborting a human being. We know that humans produce humans, not elephants, dogs, cats, etc. Additionally, we know that being which is within the woman is alive. Why else seek an abortion if that which is within you is not alive? A pretense behind the legalization of abortion was that not only is it the woman’s body to do with what she pleases, but also that by providing places to legally have abortion would keep the woman more safe if she were to have a “back alley” abortion. Back alley abortions were dirty and more dangerous to a woman’s health. Therefore, legalize abortion which would allow the woman to exercise her “right to do what she wants,” while at the same time being safe. Who would want a woman to be unsafe, after all?! Transition…
Karl Rove is recently quoted saying, “So, we have come a long way. Now, maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean, basically, the only way to guarantee that we would dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough oomph to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.” Of course, he does not think that is going to happen. Anyone with working mental capacity can see that’s what many people want though.
Consider the consequences if the 2nd Amendment as it is practiced today were to be repealed, if removing guns from society was legitimately on the table. Whatever guns you own would have to be removed from you. Yes, I know, “over your dead body.” Careful what you ask for. If citizens cannot have guns or access to guns that leaves the government in possession and control of them. A quick look at the news and we can see what people think about the supposed oppression and abuse of power by the government. Imagine how much more oppressive and abusive the government would be if the people had no way to defend themselves.
But worst yet, if law abiding citizens have no access to guns, how will they protect themselves from criminals who have illegally ascertained weaponry? Are we really to fight the bad guys off with a knife? Within the year I sent out two emails, one to Fridays and the other to Moms Demand Action. Only TGI Friday responded (October 8 th, 2014).
“We want to be sure that we can provide not only a fun environment, but a safe one as well. It is a corporate policy that we do not allow firearms of any caliber into our stores unless carried by a police officer on duty, for the protection of our many valued guests.”
TGI Friday missed the memo that criminals are called such because they violate the law. Nevermind the fact that each table is provided a knife and a fork, all which can easily be used as a weapon by anyone at any time. So much for a fun and safe environment. Either way, if a disgruntled worker comes in shooting, or a bitter ex comes seeking revenge, how am I supposed to protect my family and keep them safe. Apparently, I’m a valued guest, but not valued enough to be able to protect my family. But none of this is even the main point.
As we know, there are multiple stories online about legal gun owners preventing murders and robberies because they had the right to bear arms. They were able to keep themselves and others safe. No surprise, those stories rarely find their way onto CNN and other MSM outlets. But I’m not done…
What’s worse than preventing me from protecting my family? If the 2nd Amendment is repealed, law abiding citizens will be at the mercy of the government and of the criminals (see above). But because there will be such tight restrictions on who can and cannot have a gun, criminals will find illegal methods to continue growing their supply of weapons and ammo. Law abiding citizens, you and me, who will follow the law, will literally be at the mercy of the criminal and the government. Bust down my door, break my window out and climb in…I dare you…my butter knife will destroy your 9mm any day of the week.
Not only will the criminals find illegal methods of finding guns and ammo, but eventually they will find illegal methods to manufacture their own guns (prohibition anyone?). As it is now, guns have serial numbers and can be traced relatively easily to an owner/purchaser/company, etc. Once criminals manufacture their own weapons, any ability to trace anything will be severely limited-which is just how they would want it (no need to file off a serial number now).
It gets worse than not being able to protect your family, untraceable weapons, and criminals manufacturing their own guns…
No one in their right mind would willingly give up their right to protect their family. Once we repeal the 2nd Amendment it’s open season on anyone, anywhere.
In order to protect our families, we will be forced to “back alley” purchasing of guns. If we made abortion illegal, we would be “forcing” women into unsafe “back alley” abortions-or so goes the argument. I mean, we want to keep them safe right? Protect their rights?
It won’t be any different if you take away the 2nd Amendment as practiced today. The guns will continue to fall into the hands of the criminal. And right thinking individuals who actually care about the safety of their family and the rights afforded to them, will be forced into dark alleys to purchase protection from criminals, who may or may not be honest.
What could possibly go wrong?