By Bob Owens
One of the most infuriating things about our common desire to reduce the criminal use of firearms in the United States is that the majority of Americans have fundamentally different views on how to address the problem than the radical fringe of the gun control movement.
Most law-abiding American citizens would like to ensure that the following groups are denied access to firearms as much as is practically possible without infringing upon the rights of the average law-abiding citizen:
- violent felons/drug traffickers/gang members/terrorists (professional bad guys)
- domestic abusers, substance abusers, the dangerously mentally incompetent (those with impulse control/competency issues)
- unsupervised children
The problem with crafting legislation that reasonably addresses firearms access control is a toxic environment of mistrust created almost entirely by gun prohibitionists.
Groups such as the Brady Campaign, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Everytown For Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action—and others that slip my mind—have a well-documented, long-term goal of citizen disarmament and the repeal of the Second Amendment.
Individuals in these disarmament groups fear firearms on a visceral level both personally and politically, and do not believe that the individual citizen should have access to them, for any reason.
These groups have long pursued a legislative “anaconda” strategy, using a series of ever-tightening laws …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms