Apparently, the Supreme Court ruled today that DC’s gun ban was unconstitutional. I haven’t read the opinions, and don’t know much about the law itself, but all the conversation got me thinking:
Republicans (and a disturbing percentage of Democrats) have been not just willingly but enthusiastically working to undermine the rights granted by the 4th Amendment. They have been doing so under the guise of “National Security,” which could be thought of as “protecting Americans from violent acts.” At least that’s what they make it sound like.
So, if our objective is to protect Americans from violent acts, and we’re willing to sacrifice rights guaranteed by the constitution, shouldn’t we be looking at eliminating the right to bear arms?
I don’t have statistics, but it seems to me that more Americans die every year due to gun related violence than terrorist attacks. If the “safety of the American people” is the objective (at any cost), wouldn’t it make more sense to undermine the 2nd Amendment instead of the 4th?