Second Amendment Must Stay, Despite Tragedy

I posted the following comment on the web site of the UK’s Daily Mail at the tail end of an article about today’s Virginia Tech shooting tragedy:

“I’m a frequent guest on BBC Radio’s World Have Your Say program and, on occasion, have heard contributors describe the States as a place where people begin using guns as early as five years of age. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I want people in the U.K. and elsewhere — including the USA — to refrain from characterizing the Virginia Tech tragedy as a reason to ban gun ownership in the States.

“Why? Because we have a saying in the States that the Second Amendment is critical to ensuring that the First Amendment remains in place.

“During the past several years, the majority of the 50 states have passed laws which allow individuals to carry concealed weapons. As a result, the rate of violent crimes in those states have dropped. You see, criminals aren’t so brave when they know their potential victims MIGHT be armed, too.”

If you have feedback for me, visit www.BobMcCarty.com.”

The same applies to you. Let me know what you think about the Second Amendment and the sure-to-surface call by liberals for a ban on gun ownership.

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