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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2019, 04:07 PM

8. This quote unfortunately displays profound ignorance.

 

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All respect due to Emma for her strength as a survivor.

And of course, complete agreement that the manufactured "emergency" of immigration at the southern border does not warrant a stupid wall, plus the further erosion of civil liberties along the whole perimeter of the USA that will surely accompany it (Constitutional rights are already grossly and illegally violated along this 100-mile-wide ribbon, thousands of miles long, where the majority of the US population happens to reside in the name of "border security" ).

But the whole point of Constitutional Rights (the Right to Keep and Bear Arms very much included) is that we don't muck with them as a knee jerk response to a problem.

Do we need to address gun violence, and violent crime overall for that matter?

Yes.

Do we need to further limit the Second Amendment rights of peaceable citizens, when 20,000+ gun laws already on the books have proven insufficient?

No!

The concrete steps to reduce violent crime are in the arenas of economic opportunity, progressive taxation, a social safety net, accessible healthcare both mental and physical, educational opportunity, classroom size, teacher pay, smart policing, criminal justice reform, and environmental protection. Further gun control is not even in the top ten most important responses to school shootings.

-app

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