As one who came to America from a socialist country at the age of 18, I find it terrifying that elected officials would challenge the legitimacy of rights granted by our Constitution.
When I moved here those many years ago, I was promised my freedom by a Bill of Rights unlike any document ever written previously. It was a liberating experience.
Yet today, I once again feel threatened and intimidated by my government. I implore our elected officials to put emotion aside and ponder the consequences of restricting people’s right to own guns. If there is no regard for those rights, they will be lost forever.
To me as an immigrant, this issue isn’t about guns. It’s about freedom. We can argue all day over statistics and theories, but the real issue is our liberty. Using untruths about something to get it banned or restricted is disingenuous and ignores the rights of all Americans.
March 5, 2013
An immigrant’s perspective on the gun control debate
[That should be “rights guaranteed by our Constitution.” But other than that I like what he has to say and his perspective from which to say it.—Joe]
“Using untruths about something to get it banned or restricted is disingenuous and ignores the rights of all Americans.”
But that’s their only option. If they used facts, they’d never get anything passed.
It wasn’t conservatives that created an organization called “By Any Means Necessary” during the Bush administration.
Yeah; a person who uses language like “…rights granted..” needs a good talking to, but as an immigrant maybe this person doesn’t use English as a first language and so we can forgive his major error.
“I implore our elected officials to put emotion aside and ponder the consequences of restricting people’s right to own guns.”
Oh, they KNOW the consequences and that is exactly why they support ever more restrictions. No, Young Grasshopper; the dire consequences you foresee are the actual goals of these people– the prize on which they keep their eyes.
I like this Ned Crabb guy for his spirit, but he is a bit behind the curve.
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