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|MD: Make buying a gun as difficult as driving a car|
Submitted by: email@example.com">Mark A. Taff
I remember well a commentary in The Baltimore Sun by a Maryland gun owner after the mass murdering of over 50 individuals in Las Vegas in 2017. He wrote how he thought “it should be more difficult to buy a gun than to drive a car, yet there’s a lot more hardship involved in getting a driver’s license.”
Maybe part of the issue is that in the discourse over gun rights and gun control in everyday conversations and in the rhetoric in legislative debates, gun rights are seldom defined — often an unfettered abstraction with no concrete referent. That way gun rights are opened-ended and beyond reproach.
|Comment by: PHORTO (3/25/2021)|
|"The Heller decision only stipulates possession of a handgun within the home for self-defense as a constitutional right under the Second Amendment."|
Again, we see the ruling misstated. It actually reads,
1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, SUCH AS self-defense within the home. Pp. 2–53." (emphasis mine)
The holding clearly states that the right includes using a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, but it does not limit those purposes to within the home.
I find it maddening that nobody ever refutes that deliberate misstatement with the truth.
LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE