Founders would today curb 2nd Amendment

When our Founding Fathers provided in the Constitution that Americans, having just battled British tyranny, should have the right to bear arms, they wanted guns for militias. Hunting with rifles had always been a legitimate right. If the Founding Fathers could only see what is happening today, they would have sharply curtailed the Second Amendment. The NRA, controlled by gun manufacturers, has policies that are about selling more guns. They argue we need to be able to defend ourselves against bad guys. Yet only 2.5 percent of gun deaths are from justifiable homicides. Sixty-four percent of guns deaths are from suicide. There are more guns than people in the United States. More guns translate to more unjustifiable deaths. Arming teachers would create more gun deaths than not arming them. Spend the money on school psychologists or efforts to nurture kids. Gun control would save lives; it is just common sense.


Ga. GOP’s support for NRA will draw backlash

I consider myself a lifelong Republican fiscal conservative. The GOP’s overwhelming support for the NRA in its vote against Delta will trigger a major backlash. Support for the NRA aligns the GOP with what the NRA’s stated positions are – not those of the electorate or the president, nationwide or in Georgia. Expanded background checks (to cover) online or gun show purchases and mental illness: 94 percent of Americans are for them; the NRA is against. The NRA solution to mass shootings is to arm school teachers. Twenty percent of the public agrees; 80 percent does not. The NRA is an accessory to mass murders. The Georgia GOP takes money from them, and so then are they. This is not us. Time to drain this swamp via social media. Do away with the NRA.


Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Opinion

Opinion: Can Republicans and Dems reach compromise on immigration?

Rep. Kevin Yoder has two daughters, ages 2 and 4. A busy schedule of political obligations requires the Kansas Republican to be separated at times from those precious little people. It’s a feeling many parents know. Those two girls were on his mind recently when we spoke by phone to discuss the fates of thousands of would-be immigrant children...
Opinion: Singapore summit was a historic snooker

The headline writers adore the word “historic.” It was ubiquitous in reporting on the April meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. Kim shook Moon’s hand and then guided him over the military demarcation line to step onto North Korean territory. This prompted swoons. If that was a bona fide gesture of peaceful intent, time will...
Opinion: A quisling and his enablers

This is not a column about whether Donald Trump is a quisling — a politician who serves the interests of foreign masters at his own country’s expense. Any reasonable doubts about that reality were put to rest by the events of the past few days, when he defended Russia while attacking our closest allies. We don’t know Trump’s...

Liberals only see one type of lack of diversity Uh oh! Call the PC police on the South Fulton police! The AJC story (” ‘Black Girl Magic’ rules in South Fulton courts,” June 13, Metro) extols the positive impact of having zero racial and gender diversity in the leadership of South Fulton’s police department and court system...
Opinion: High school learns censorship doesn’t work

Here’s an axiomatic truth: If you want to make sure people see or hear something, ban people from seeing or hearing something. That predates the internet, as any former teenager who ever hid under the covers listening to “Louie Louie” with the volume down can surely attest. We are talking about a long time ago in a galaxy far, far...
More Stories