Its been over a week now since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. This was a criminal event which claimed the lives of 26 people, including 20 children. While this horrific shooting shook the nation and many questioned why such a senseless act occurred, people started looking for ways to prevent something like this from happening again in the future. This knee-jerk reaction was, as is typical when a shooting massacre occurs, to jump on the bandwagon of ‘gun control’.
The Left leaning media, for the most part, is for gun control. Like most liberals, they have little or no respect for our Constitution. Today, one newspaper (The Journal News) released handgun and pistol permit information on the residents in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties. They have an interactive map in which users can click dots and see the names and addresses of residents with permits. Below are two snapshots of the maps.
The Journal News, in publishing this map, is violating these law-abiding residents’ privacy. They’ve created a database similar to a sex offender registry. How arrogant and asinine can this newspaper publisher be? Our 2nd Amendment guarantees each citizen the right to own a firearm. The Gun Control Act of 1968, the ‘assault weapon’ ban, and every other law restricting a citizen’s 2nd Amendment right, is an attack on the Constitution. We, the people, are the basis of power in which the State and Federal government draws its ability to govern. If the government wants to restrict firearms, in any manner, it should do so via the amendment process. That’s the only constitutional method accepted to redefine our rights.