August 9, 2022

Sportsmen Step Up to Willingly Destroy More of the Second Amendment

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In a George Smith article yesterday, he quoted former Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) commissioner, Bucky Owen, as saying, “I believe strongly in the Second Amendment,” he said, “and in keeping guns out of the hands of the wrong people. This initiative includes safeguards for us and will not lead to gun registration.”

It is impossible to “believe strongly” in the Second Amendment, while at the same time supporting actions that further erode the constitutional guarantee. I know of nobody who doesn’t agree with the notion to keep guns out of the hands of the “wrong people.” Who are the wrong people and who gets to decide? Yeah, I know. Everybody falls back on we are a democracy – two wolves and a sheep discussing what’s for lunch. (BTW, if we truly live in a democracy, why didn’t “we the people” have a vote on the constitution? A document so important, the people didn’t get to vote on it?)

A proposal is in the works to require background checks on all private gun sales in Maine. And this action will keep guns out of the hands of the “wrong people” how? What is wrong with people’s heads? Don’t tell me. I already know.

You cannot be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and then support ridiculous limitations that accomplish nothing accept finding more reasons to disarm the public.

To think that such a proposal would “not lead to gun registration,” is akin to saying that colder Maine weather will not lead toward thicker ice.