- Jul 10, 2018
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Following several mass murders, Republicans on this forum are largely avoiding discussions on the Second Amendment and gun ownership. Why? It once was their favorite topic. There was zero reaction to the comments I made concerning recent mass murders (see post 380). I anticipate my comments here will be avoided by my Republican friends as well.Texas has an open carry law. A person can walk down a street in Bryan carrying an assault rifle. On March 17, 2021, the South Carolina House gave key approval to a bill allowing people to carry an assault rifle on a street in Rock Hill.
All this follows mass murders in Atlanta and Boulder three weeks ago. Both Georgia and Colorado allow persons to carry assault rifles down their city streets.
Republicans argue that reasonable laws to control gun ownership is a slippery slope to taking away all guns. It is a ludicrous argument, and they know it.
There are state laws that require a person to wear a seat belt while driving. Is that a slippery slope to take away your car?
You are told not to exceed a certain speed limit when driving your car. Is that a slippery slope to take away your car?
If it becomes illegal to walk down a street with an assault rifle or prevent a deranged person from acquiring an AR-15, does that mean the government is going to take away your deer rifle? Only an idiot would believe that to be true.
Not unlike the seat belt law and the speed limit, certain laws are created to prevent injury or death to others as well as ourselves.