I have never owned a gun. I have always said that if it ever became necessary to own a gun, it was time to move. Is there something deeply un-American in me? I am told that even though many people went into a movie last Friday night in Aurora and few came out, we should forego any discussion on the nature of guns in our country.
A “well-regulated militia” is given as the purpose for the right to carry arms. How many gun owners belong to such a group? Sometimes our constitution is more obscure than straightforward, but it seems the second amendment is clear enough. If we lack an army as a country (and we haven’t for many long years), a well-regulated militia is needed to maintain order.
I acknowledge hunters probably need guns. I am not so sure they need assault rifles. Here in Pennsylvania we are allowed to purchase a gun a month. Does anyone really need twelve guns a year? Even to hunt.
Many gun owners are also religious. Is the mandate to bear arms something for which a loving God gives approval?
Yes, it’s time for a talk. And when we do talk, please leave your guns at the door.