I’m dense. I just don’t understand why those who want to preserve their 2nd Amendment right to “bear arms” in a “well regulated militia” would defend magazines holding scores of bullets. And if the voices deriding and castigating the “housewives with too much time on their hands” are truly responsible and legal gun owners, why wouldn’t they want to help close background check (which apparently MOST do) loopholes, and why wouldn’t they want to stymie the generous flow of weapons from highly permissive states like Mississippi across state lines? And because “no federal permit is required (or available) for the interstate transportation of firearms,” lovely, long roads like the I-95 get busy with shuttling guns into states with more stringent purchasing laws. And in the end, when you look at maps like this, it doesn’t matter much – most of our states are gapingly lax when it comes to gun regulation.
And that’s why I will be joining today’s rally in Jersey City to raise my voice for stronger FEDERAL gun regulation. In essence, I’ll be using my first amendment rights to speak up about how I feel concerning the current atmosphere surrounding the second amendment.