Currently, support for stricter gun control laws stands at 47 percent today, down from a high of 57 percent just after the [Sandy Hook] shootings. Thirty-nine percent want those laws kept as they are, and another 11 percent want them made less strict.
Of course, Joe Biden still doesn’t get it. From one of his appearances last week:
Tell me what the burden is that you have to buy three clips with 10 rounds versus one clip with 30. The cost is the same. What is the burden?
The burden, Mr. Vice President, is that you might die, if you have to stop and reload while defending yourself – or your daughter, let’s say – from multiple assailants. Think of a gang assault in an inner city, or for that matter, government agents storming your home illegally. Both are extreme situations, but that’s WHY people have guns: for the emergencies.
It’s clear that Biden understands neither self-defense nor freedom. Self-defense is a natural right, and government is (supposed to be) our employee, not our master. The People should not have to justify, to the likes of Slow Joe Biden demanding “Tell me…”, their choices about arming themselves.
Rather, Biden (or government in general) should have to strictly justify all burdens and restrictions that it wants to put on ordinary citizens’ arming themselves. I’m not saying that government can’t justify at least some of them; but it’s the People who should be demanding “Tell me…”, and Biden who should be scrambling to answer.