We should be consistent on Second Amendment
I called and thanked the retired state trooper who weighed in on the gun debate, (regarding gun ownership being a state-granted privilege), all the while knowing it would elicit a response from the Second Amendment folks. This, of course, begs the greater question. Do federal and state governments have any legitimate interest in regulating the sale and possession of guns by citizens?
Is the Second Amendment to be interpreted in a way that makes all regulation or restriction unconstitutional? If so, I would think it imperative that the police officer who responded start a movement to repeal the 1936 law in New York that vets and requires minimal training for those seeking to purchase a pistol. Surely, that violates the Second Amendment, yet I haven’t heard a peep from the anti-SAFE Act gun owners. Let’s, at least, be consistent.
Peter G. Leyonmark