In lieu of Saturday’s shooting in Tucson Arizona, Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) wants to create legislation that makes it illegal to carry a weapon within a 1,000 ft of a federal official.
What about safety of American citizens that just happen to be in the way of a stray bullet? Such unfortunate accidents are becoming more common as time passes. Where's our protection?
The NRA (National Rifle Association) has a dream of every single American citizen to carry a gun. However many American citizens do not want the United States to become a society that demands carrying a gun for safety.
The NRA is famous for lobbying our politicians to ensure the gun industry remains profitable. How does the NRA financially remain in business? To become a member, the cost is $35 annually. In addition to such individual contributions, follow the money trail from the gun manufacturers, ammunition manufacturers, etc. The gun industry wants to ensure high profits.
The NRA’s job is to support and advance ownership of guns. Therefore this industry frequently quotes the second amendment from the US Constitution Bill of Rights as a defense to continue their mission of allowing anyone gun ownership, in spite of the obvious danger. The second amendment title reads – The Right To Bear Arms. The amendment description is as follows: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
We must remember that the second amendment was written over 200 years ago, guns could shoot one bullet and then it took a minute or two to load the next bullet. Plus the second amendment was written before the birth of assault weapons, before police departments that were a phone call away, before mass media communication, before telephone communications, etc. Back then it was necessary to own a gun, because if someone attacked your premises, you did not have a way to communicate your Immediate need for help.
Today Americans are in the path of bullets intended for someone else. Kids are shot walking to school or playing outside. Adults may be the victim of an unintended stray bullet while watching TV inside their home.
Is this what our founding fathers intended?