The NRA officially runs the government. Long story short, the individual right to bear arms, an interpretation I have no problem with at the federal level, has been extended to the states and local governments through the process of incorporation by the Supreme Court. So where does it stop? Can states ban cop killing bullets? Does it mean that we can’t keep guns out of the hands of felons or the mentally ill? Do you have the right to own a bazooka?
We have an individual right to keep and bear arms, sure. I get that and I’m for that. When I was growing up, there were many times when we’d hear a noise and my stepdad would head outside with the gun to check it out-that right is there for a reason. However, there have to be limits on any right, and how far this is going is beginning to scare me.
And let’s be serious…if the gun industry wasn’t worth billions, the folks running the NRA and the other gun rights organizations wouldn’t give spit about it.