As we’ve mentioned elsewhere on this blog, we hold and cherish the Second Amendment near and dear. There is a reason why the Founding Fathers placed it as the second of ten amendments—because it is extremely important. The only amendment that appears before the second pertains to free speech and the free exercise of religion.
The Founding Fathers clearly thought gun ownership to be an essential right held by a nation’s citizens and it should not be infringed by the government—as we so often see today.
Left-wing activists are relentless in their efforts to try and chill gun ownership in America and restrict it to as few people as possible.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these radicals who thinks that everyone needs to be armed at the teeth with guns. Gun ownership is not for everyone. Some people will never purchase a gun—or even shoot one—in their entire life. While this is actually quite sad, it is all right because that is their prerogative. If you don’t want to own a gun, shoot a gun, or have guns in your home, no one should be force you to have them. Now, the other side of the token is that people should be allowed to purchase guns if they want. The same person who chooses not to own gun himself shouldn’t say, “Since I don’t like guns, you shouldn’t be allowed to have them either.”
This kind of selfish, arrogant behavior has no place in modern society. Simply because you don’t like guns doesn’t give you the right to enforce and impose your will on the rest of society. Especially when the polls consistently show pro-Second Amendment advocates to be in the majority.
Since many left-wing activists can’t ban guns completely, which is their ultimate, long-term goal, they go after much smaller things to ban. They go after certain gun and handgun accessories to ban. One of their favorite accessories to go after is 30-round magazines and pistol grips. Use these two words in a sentence around some of the more radical left-wingers and they start foaming at the mouth.
The ban on pistol grips is especially nonsensical. Pistol grips are generally added for comfort and when used on a rifle in an urban area, they usually make the gun less, not more accurate.
There was a time, and it still appears every now and then, when they are talking about banning handguns again. In New York they recently passed a ban on handguns clips over 7 bullets So if you just purchased some the best new 1911 wooden grips for your handgun, you better make sure you don’t have a “high capacity clip” in it. And what’s considered “high capacity” today could easily be changed tomorrow.