Deb Fagan: A law’s life

January 15, 2013 

A law’s life

Why does a ban on assault weapons threaten the Second Amendment when there were no 100-round magazines in 1787? Furthermore, the slippery slope claims that an assault ban leads to a ban on all guns is baseless. That’s like me saying I’m going to take away your terrier because pit bulls kill.

If the NRA is serious in its claim that the issue is mental illness vs. guns, then why doesn’t it take the profits from its recent surge in membership and donate them to mental research instead of offering a knife to its new members?

Thomas Jefferson was a visionary when he stated, “Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right. Bribery corrupts (people), and personal interest leads them astray from the general interests of their constituents.”

Wow.

Deb Fagan

Raleigh

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