Bruce Reyes-Chow wants to share “A Few Thoughts on Liberty and Safety.” First he posts a video from the clowns at ‘Fix’ Gun Checks. And then…
Now before anyone starts flaming this post and/or does the “What would you do?” taunt, please know that our family has been touched by gun violence, we have lived in neighborhoods where gun violence is very real and we have NEVER felt that the best response for an individual or a community is to have more guns. I am 100% certain that my wife and I will never own a gun . . . NEVER, so that argument with me is a non-starter.
Oh, be nice to me, I’m a victim.
Now again, there are many more issues that need to be dealt with around guns and violence in the United States: disproportionate amount of violence in poor and/or communities of color, recent decisions about violent video game accessibility to minors and how society in generally understands the roots causes of conflict and struggle. But this day, it is my hope that many can at least agree when it comes to who is allowed to own handguns in the United States, in order to have liberty and freedom for ALL, those who see that freedom and liberty as a free pass to perpetuate situations of violence and death have perverted the very nature of that liberty.
So let me get this straight. As long it makes him feel safer, restricting the liberties of others, which in practice means the liberties of those poor and/or communities of color, actually increases liberty.
Slavery = Freedom.
We know that the majority of people murdered in the US, with or without guns, are involved in the drug trade, are murdered by people in the drug trade, or both. What sense does it do to restrict the rights of you or me?
That’s right. None at all.
I wonder if he would be so cavalier about a right if he had any intention of exercising it himself? It’s easy to give up someone else’s essential liberty.
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