by Cliff Dunn
The Texas church shooting this week provides an example of two things: First, why a “good guy with a gun” matters; and second, why new regulations and sprawling bureaucracies aren’t the answer.
Episode 121 of The More Perfect Union podcast finds the hosts clashing about the need for gun safety legislation in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting attack. Then the gang turns their sites to all things Trump as they share stories, theories and gossip about the day care president and the worrisome world around him.
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by D.J. McGuire
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. – United States Constitution, Amendment II
The Las Vegas carnage has reopened the debate on gun rights. This should neither surprise nor disappoint (the reopening of the debate, that is; the carnage should – and I’m sure does – sadden all of us). Also completely expected is the focus on the constitutional amendment cited above, part of the Bill of Rights passed by the First Congress over two centuries ago.
Strangely enough, the entire amendment never gets the attention it should, in particular the opening phrase.
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The San Bernadino Shooting
The Politics of Guns – Where the Candidates Stand
Trump and the polls: Is he for real?
The pending government shutdown