From Dave Dubya:
We have our First Amendment Right to free speech. But it is not an absolute right. We have the intended right to a free press, to peaceful assembly and to speak to power. We don’t have the right to shout “fire” in a theatre or to threaten, libel and slander.
Like the First Amendment, the Second Amendment is also not absolute.
Most of us support some gun control or limits on Second Amendment rights. At present it is an insignificant minority that wants a total ban, along with government confiscation. It is also an insignificant minority that wants no controls or restrictions whatsoever.
Let’s dispel the notion that the Second Amendment is for waging war against the government if our candidates lose, or we don’t like some laws or leaders. Only dangerous idiots speak of “Second Amendment remedies” in that context.
The Second Amendment’s purpose was for the people to have a militia to mobilize for protection and defense against armed threats. Militias are now antiquated and we have law enforcement and the National Guard for citizen protection. Since the Redcoats and Geronimo are no longer active threats, that leaves only the threat of violent criminals.
While we have the right of armed self-defense against violent criminals, we should understand the need for limits.