Gun ControlMar 23, 2016
We usually think of the Bill of Rights as recognizing and guaranteeing to Americans important basic human rights, already articulated and defended by philosophers like John Locke. But how about the second amendment, the “right to bear arms”? Did the second amendment recognize our right to own guns, or create it?
Harold G. Neuman
Sunday, October 28, 2018 -- 12:34 PMI have not seen much good
I have not seen much good happening on this issue since 2016. So, there is really nothing I can think of to add.
Harold G. Neuman
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 -- 11:09 AMThis morning (on morning TV),
This morning (on morning TV), I watched and listened to a lady who is running to become the first black female governor in these United States. I had not known there has never before been a black female governor. So, shame on me. Anyway, she was asked several questions about her campaign and, of course, gun control (I'll not prejudice anyone by revealing the state for which she wishes to be governor). Her response(s) to the gun control issue were interesting. She told how she had learned to shoot and hunt at an early age and was a staunch supporter of second amendment rights. When asked about assault-style weapons (AR 15s, etc.), she appeared to hesitate briefly. Then she avowed she would not be opposed to people owning such arms, as long as there were provisions in place to assure accountability and responsibility. Like many in the pro-gun camp, she seemed to be wanting it both ways. She clearly did not wish to lose potential votes, while noting her opponent had run afoul of some laws and had been sued more than once. Hedging her bets was expected behavior, because she really wants that gubernatorial post, and probably has a good shot at it (so to speak).
Business as usual? Of course. This is how things work. Those who attempt to drain swamps cannot help but get a bit muddy. And those alligators? ---toothy.