Public safety or Liberty.
Be it a small number or a large number, for what ever reason(s), fear for their safety, the safety of our children or other nefarious reasons, there are those who some say they want all of our arms.
There are those for whatever reason(s) do not believe they really do, want all our arms or could ever take them. Those People call those who do believe they do, and if we say nothing or do nothing, they will take them. They call them Alarmist, Conspiracy theorist, fools any number of names.
Some where in there is the truth, they only want a little of our liberty, not much, Just enough to keep us safe. Or they want total subjugation.
Only a fool would believe our government would have anything but our best interest in mind, by limiting the types of guns, ammo we are allowed to keep. We really no longer need guns to hunt, few actually hunt to feed their families any more. There are not roaming bands of criminals or such things that you would need a semi-auto with large capacity magazines, to fend off. And the biggest most crazy reason, and person(s) we need to fear the most, is the person who believes we have the right to keep such arms and armaments, is to protect our selves from our Government. A Government, which only has our best interest at heart.
The Era of Hitler, Stalin, and Moe such people as that is over, such people as that could never rise to power in such a way in today’s World.
We must insure that those who own acceptable type guns are mentally stable enough to do so. What are those conspiracy theories capable of doing, should those who have been accused/involved in any type of family violence or accused of any type violence, or shown to have any type of aggressive behavior, be allowed to own guns? Should any one who may have suffered depression for any number of reasons be allowed to own arms?
We must have strict, in-depth background checks that insure these questionable people. People who represent a threat to our society and the safety of our society and our children, are not allowed to posses such instruments of destruction.
We must insure those who have meet the requirements to own a firearm, do so in a responsible manor, secure from misuse and theft. Where ammunition and firearms are safely secured separate from one another making it harder for someone who might misuse them to put the two together. And the loss of that privilege for those who do not take such safety measures. And punishment for those who, by their neglect allow those arms to fall into the wrong hands.
When you put it in such reasonable terms as this, who but the most extreme far right could argue, against such common sense measures, for our safety and the well-being of our children and our society? These are different times, from when our founders pinned the 2nd Amendment. Governments were unstable, there were not the police as we know them today, protecting those first settlers against those who would do them harm. Is it to much to ask we sacrifice just a small amount of our so called Liberty, for the safety and well-being. Our founders did not intent for our liberties to allow our children to die, gunned down on our streets and in our schools, in such horrible and tragic events as Sandy Hook.