Re: Gun control discussions in the wake of the Newtown, CT deaths
Originally Posted by guido tkp
i find it immeasurably guffaw-inducing that some would easily/seemingly encourage and/or rather restrict hollywood, and thus the first amendment...then make any...even the smallest, realistic attempt to 'well regulate' the second..
Or…. It’s simply a bit of “whataboutery.” Personally I wouldn’t want to diminish the first amendment. But I often find it interesting that many of those who would want to dismantle the second amendment are staunch defenders of the first amendment. Sometimes it’s just a debate tactic of utilizing the same type of arguments against the second amendment, and applying them to the first amendment, in order to point out the hypocrisy of some assertions as it correlates to "rights" under the constitution.
I’ve noticed from what I’ve read and discussed with some, that there is little opposition to President Obama’s 23 executive orders by the majority of defenders of the second amendment. Some are even trumpeted as good and useful, and IMO proof perhaps that reasonable debate can take place from all involved. The mandate of health care professionals to report individuals suspected of latent violent tendencies could be problematic, but hopefully it can be resolved and managed in a positive manner.