Trading Liberty for Temporary Safety
Liberty as defined is "the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. Oppressive restrictions imposed by authority. The authority granted by the people to rule over them. In wake of a series of mass shootings carried out by three sociopaths, in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio; the CRY for gun control has been trending all over the media, including social media sites.
Imposing yet another group of oppressive restrictions on the 2nd Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms.
While gun control activists demand that all citizens turn over their guns, or impose regulations and restrictions that make the acquisition of a firearm nearly impossible, as in California and Chicago, there are those who believe that having a firearm is a guaranteed right provided by the framers of the constitution.
The Wall Street Journal wrote, "Broad support exists for stricter laws governing the sales of firearms. A Reuters/Ipsos poll taken in February showed 69% of Americans—including 85% of Democrats and 57% of Republicans—wanted strong or moderate restrictions on firearms, and 55% said they favored policies making it harder to own a gun."
And the Democratic party was none to shy about making their statements on gun control known in the wake of these three shootings.
Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren, declared the shootings a public health crisis.
While Candidate Booker blamed the corporate gun lobby
Never at a loss for words, Kirsten Gillibrand, had a twitter tirade over the gun reform.
This begs the question, are Americans so complacent in their lives that they would relinquish their second Amendment right to own guns?
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Ben Franklin