Thomas Knapp, the director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism wrote an opinion piece for MuscatineJournal.com on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s recent comments on Charleston and their demands for gun control:
To steal a line from Obama himself, let me be perfectly clear: “Gun control” isn’t about guns, it’s about control.
….Above and beyond the blatant falsehoods concerning intent — for Obama and Clinton certainly know the foregoing facts, which are a matter of public record — “gun control” is also illegal, immoral and impossible.
It’s illegal because neither the plain text nor the intended meaning of the Second Amendment are unclear. The “supreme law of the land” forbids both federal and state governments to infringe on the right to keep and bear arms in any way, shape, manner or form.
It’s immoral because each of us has an inalienable human right to defend our own lives. To forbid us the tools to do so is to openly abet all of our would-be murderers.
And it’s impossible because so many Americans already own so many guns (rough estimate: 250 million guns in the hands of 100 million Americans), and with new technologies like 3D printing have the ability to manufacture so many more at will, that we will buy, sell, trade and gift them among ourselves whether the politicians like it or not.
Read the full story HERE.