Re: The Conservative Case For Gun Control
posted at 3/15/2013 2:19 PM EDT
In response to skeeter20's comment:
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
The opposition to universal background checks is mystifying. Even given the tenuous 'right' to own as many guns as you want, the matter of tracking the purchase and sale of guns is utterly in the public interest.
How do you do a background check on a criminal with an illegal weapon?
strange how the left is silent on interfering with the rights of illegal gun owners, yet are rolling right over the rights of legal gun owners.
or, put simply, what part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?
Well, if the weapon is indeed illegal, than possession itself is a criminal act, so your first sentence is redundant to a fault.
Conceptually, the only guns we even know about are the legal ones, so your second sentence doesn't make sense. [If a 'legal gun owner' or 'legal owner of guns' should register as a hunter, then why not register their guns, too...? No rights are 'infringed' in such a way.]
(Example: We can own more than one car without registering them all, as long as they're titled. Once they're brought out on the road, however, the public interest is at stake.)
First, figure out which right is being infringed and how, and then maybe your question can be answered.