Exactly what are your freedoms?
Posted on Jan 22 2013 at 09:11:12 PM in Society
With all the talk about gun control and the 2nd amendment to the Bill of Rights you may be asking, "Exactly what are your freedoms?" The is what the Sunday Night Blog has been asking: http://rjptalk.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/exactly-what-are-your-freedoms/ It seems it just is not as clear cut as you might imagine. With a series of hypothetical situations the article lays out some scenarios where it would be hard not to call for controls. Yet some still proclaim the 2nd amendment is absolute and there should be no controls. But is it? Are any of the freedoms absolute? speech? assembly? religion? It looks like it is time to take a closer look. An examination of the other rights show they are not absolute. You can not say whatever you like since there are laws about libel and slander. You can not assemble where you like as there are laws about parade and park permits. You can not even pray in public schools so as not to seem to endorse one religion over another, so what about guns? Why should we not seek some controls there as well? In light of recent history that would seem to make sense. What about gun shows where people can buy without background checks? What about felons coming to these very shows to buy? What about allowing people with histories of mental illness buying guns?