To the editor..Seems like hypocrisy to me
By: Sanda Oslin, Pine Journal
To the Editor:
There’s a segment of society that believes a background check or waiting period for gun purchase is an infringement on a Constitutional right to bear arms.
We can’t register guns, you mustn’t impose a waiting period, or 10-minute instant background check at gun shows because that would be “infringing on the Constitutional Right to bear arms.”
Many say, “Criminals will find a way to get a gun, anyway.” We heard the same reasoning from George W. Bush when he gave two rounds of tax cuts to those who have benefited the most from society, the wealthy, saying, “...they’ll just find ways to get out of paying taxes anyway....”
If we apply this kind of logic to all of our legal system, then we mustn’t impose rules/laws on anything because people will just find a way to break the law anyway.
A 10-minute instant background check becomes “infringement on the Constitutional Right to bear arms,” the wait would be onerous for law-abiding citizens.
Yet, many of these same folks see nothing wrong with making people register to vote. Or requiring a birth certificate for ID, or making senior citizens wait in line eight hours to exercise their Constitutional right to vote. I guess that the Right to Bear Arms is much more important that the Constitutional Right to Vote.
They see nothing wrong with a waiting period or an expensive ultrasound to have access to medical procedures for women. They see nothing wrong with voting control regulations or pregnancy control regulations or marriage control regulations. Seems like hypocrisy to me.
Sanda Oslin, Sturgeon Lake