Monday, December 31, 2012

Second Amendment - #4396 - Neil Snyder: Surrendering Ground on our Second Amendment Rights is Naive - American Thinker (2) Obama Hopes to Enact New Gun-Control Measures in 2013 - The Hill

Neil Snyder: Surrendering Ground on our Second Amendment Rights is Naive - American Thinker - Liberals and other know-it-alls assume that our arguments for defending our Second Amendment rights, no matter how rational, are totally worthless. Trying to change their minds is a fool's errand. Unfortunately, for that to happen they will have to experience a personal tragedy and/or grow up. Lawyers are trained to challenge every argument presented by the opposing counsel in their quest to sway jurors. Prosecutors, in particular, know that they must destroy the credibility every defense argument or there is a high probability that the jury will have reasonable doubt, and reasonable doubt is grounds for acquittal. That's exactly what Brett Joshpe did in his article in today's American Thinker. With one exception, he listed some of the most compelling arguments for protecting our Second Amendment rights, and then he tried to tear them apart. Joshpe's "Gun Rights are Inalienable and Natural" argument is the exception. It's different from the others that he mentions, and I think it is off the mark since I have never heard anyone suggest that gun rights are God-given. I can only surmise that since Joshpe listed that argument, and especially since he listed it first, that he believes gun rights advocates by-and-large are right-wing, Bible believing, fanatics. It's his least compelling argument, a straw man as it were, and his case would have been stronger if he had left it out. Read more......

Obama Hopes to Enact New Gun-Control Measures in 2013 - The Hill - President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013. “I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it,” Obama said in an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I'm going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”  Read more.......

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