By Greg Camp
Fayetteville, AR –-(Ammoland.com)- Kellie Collins, a former candidate to represent Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District, who ran on a platform that included more restrictions on gun rights, has been arrested in the shooting homicide of Curtis Jason Cain, her husband, and one-time campaign treasurer. Her Twitter account has disappeared, and her campaign materials don’t appear to be available, either, but WSB-TV in Atlanta reports that she ran on “responsible gun regulation to protect the community,” whatever all that may mean.
It’s easy to be snarky here, though we must remember that someone has been killed. This incident is illustrative of the hypocrisy of many advocates of gun control, however, and that’s worth sorting out.
Must an advocate of gun control refrain from exercising gun rights? No. And yes.
Rights are inherent in each of us, regardless of whatever political, philosophical, or religious position we take. That is a necessary stance in a free society, and we test our commitment to freedom by how we treat people we disagree with, no matter what degree of vehemence that disagreement takes. This is hard to remember when I’ve demolished an opponent’s argument to my …Read the Rest