Gun Control Advocates Turn To Ballot Initiatives
Kevin Felts 10.18.17
From 2008-2016, Democrats lost more than 1,000 state seats, both houses of congress, and the presidency.
When the Assault Weapon Ban expired in 2004, gun control advocates and democrats had no luck in extending the ban.
In fact, there has not been a meaningful piece of gun control legislation passed on the federal level since the Brady Bill in 1993.
Tired of spinning their wheels, anti-gunners are trying a new tactic: pushing ballot initiatives at the state level.
In other words, the people will be voting on gun control. Some people call this kind of action a Democracy. But keep in mind that Thomas Jefferson once said, “Democracy is nothing more than mob rule.”
My personal opinion is that if people were gullible enough to pass an income tax Constitutional Amendment, they will pass anything.
Vice News posted an interesting video about one of the ballot initiatives:
On one hand, yes, firearms should be kept out of the hands of mentally ill people.
On the other hand, we have to preserve the individual’s right to due process. “Someone said” is not good enough reason to strip someone of his or her civil rights.
If “someone said” was good enough, we could label gun-banning liberals mentally ill to stop them from voting.
The issue is not just guns or gun rights. It is all rights. Once we take the first step of stripping individuals of civil rights, where does the road end?