from The Daily Bell:
Following the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, measures were passed both in Connecticut and New York that put some restrictions on gun ownership. These measures placed a ban on semi-automatic weapons bearing certain military assault weapon features and the possession of high capacity magazines. This seems fairly unobjectionable, but groups of gun rights advocates still attempted to overturn these prohibitions. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted on Oct. 19 to uphold the measures by and large. They made the right decision. – Daily Titan
Dominant Social Theme: Guns are bad for people and other living things.
Free-Market Analysis: The Daily Titan is a student newspaper, but we’ve deliberately led with its summary of the latest court decision regarding guns (and Sandy Hook) because it provides us with a variety of anti-gun memes that appear in various guises with predictable regularity.
The passion, generally, that gun-control issues arouse makes it an extremely contentious issue to resolve.
Here, from various parts of the article:
Guns with the magazines and firing capacities that exist today did not exist when the Constitution was written. Yet, when the slightest limitation is proposed for gun ownership, millions cry “unconstitutional.”
… After all “We the People,” originally meant “We the white, property-owning males.” Failure to recognize these basic, contextual facts is detrimental to our society.
Several arms and ammunition sellers, including Beikirch Ammunition Corporation and Blueline Tactical Supply, were among the plaintiffs, according to the court summary. This blatantly reveals the corruption and ulterior motives that get tangled up into the debate.
Why should differences in firepower affect the validity of the Second Amendment (though in fact some courts have recognized they do)? And why should the skin color of Founding Fathers have an impact on the debate?
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