I do not own a gun and in Oz gun ownership is not the norm. Certainly not by the ordinary city-dweller. But in America it is quite usual and a ‘debate’ rages.
It is not a great debate based on sound Principle. Such Principles were established a long time ago and enshrined in a Constitution which could serve as a model for many nations. No, it is based on ‘social engineering’ generated hysteria in order to counter those early Principles.
But those sound Principles provide for free speech too (which are under similar attack in Oz). Here is an ordinary citizen making his points before TPTB.
He repeats cogent arguments, provided by people far more eminent than himself, yet ignored by the drones in Government.
One point that has always impressed me about America is the ‘Public Hearing’ and its televising/broadcast. It is a powerful means for the average citizen to make him/herself heard. Of course this is ‘balanced’ by the agitprop pumped out daily by the media, particularly the ‘news’ and entertainment industries.
Impressive about this gentleman’s short speech was his early identification of the real issue: the decline in society, rather than ubiquity of guns. Yet the thrust for gun restriction comes from the very same people who work so hard to ‘change’ society, the ‘social engineers’ who have so far succeeded in ‘changing society’ with such disastrous results.
Perhaps the discussions and debates might yet turn to restricting Socialists from changing the Constitution.