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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Maybe It Is Time For Me To Write One Comment
    Gregory Morris, 8/13/07 7:50:21 am
    Follow-up on this post.

    I knew there'd be a response.
    I almost wrote one myself, but I didn't get around to it in time. However, after reading this one, I might very well write one up and send it in. This guy is confused both about the NRA and the meaning of the Second Amendment.
    The NRA position is quite clear: It was created specifically to guarantee the right of gun ownership without any controls and for no other reason.
    First of all, that is not the NRA's position. The NRA is strangely OK with quite a few controls on gun ownership and use. Second, very few people (NRA members or not) believe in a complete unadulterated right to own firearms no matter what. For instance, ask any reasonable gun owner and they will tell you that violent criminals shouldn't have guns. (Of course, we also believe violent criminals shouldn't be on the street.)
    In Florida our elected officials are horrified at the idea of spending any political capital opposing the NRA's suicide pact.
    This is utter lunacy. For Florida's politicians, it isn't a matter of using political capital... politicians who propose or pass anti-gun legislation won't get re-elected. It isn't the NRA's board who decides this, it is the voters.
    They would rather public safety pay the price instead.
    Art hasn't realized that the public has been (both statistically, and in reality) safer since Florida passed shall-issue concealed carry.

    This guy is just another one of those "sure, the 2A used to be important, but we can ignore it now" folks. Time to start writing my letter to the editor.

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