The Problem with Gun Control


“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”  So said Plato, some 400 years before the birth of Christ.  It is wisdom we should pay close attention to, for it seems that the latest mass shooting in Connecticut will lead to a major federal gun grab.

A new proposal initiated by Senator Dianne Feinstein will be the most wide-ranging gun ban in American history.  It will outlaw 120 types of weapons, including some handguns, and will require gun owners to be fingerprinted and their guns registered with the ATF.  The feds will also be able to determine who can have guns and who can’t, a “no buy” list similar to the TSA’s “no fly” list.  Private gun sales between individuals and a ban on gun shows are also in the works. Continue reading

A Historical Take on the New Gun Debate


It seems that every time some nut goes on a shooting spree, politicians crank up the tried-and-true gun control argument.  The recent Colorado killings gave liberals yet more ammunition (pardon the pun) to threaten our sacred gun rights.

What many politicians seem to have forgotten, if they ever knew to start with, is that our rights come from Almighty God; the government never bestowed them upon us.  Therefore, the government can never take them away.  Those that do are nothing more than tyrants, pure and simple.

The concept of natural rights was so important that the Anti-Federalists insisted, upon ratifying the new Constitution, that a Bill of Rights be included.  The Second Amendment is quite clear:   “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.” Continue reading