Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How Congressional Reps Should Respond to Media on Gun Control

The media is in a gun control frenzy.  They love to bait gun control opponents with loaded questions.  Here is my proposed response that works with just about any question from the media:
"Let me get this straight.  Are you saying that Congress should pass laws infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms?"  Then, to paraphrase Stephen Colbert, "Have you read the Constitution?"
Even it more gun control were a good idea, it is NOT the province of the federal government under our federal system.  The first questions any congress person should ask before voting for ANY legislation is whether it is properly a matter for the federal government.  If the answer is no, vote no.

Under the Second amendment, it is the exclusive province of the states to regulate firearms.  "...Congress shall make no law...."  Not some laws.  Not limited laws.  Not reasonable laws.  No law.

No law means none, zero, zip.

I wish the Supreme Court could read plain English.

If gun regulation is such a great idea, persuade the state legislatures.

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