From the Epoch Times:
BY MASOOMA HAQ
“Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Feb. 14, the third anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, that Democrats will seek to enact stricter gun control measures to ensure that all students are safe from gun violence.
Pelosi says her party won’t rest until shootings like the one that took place in Parkland are permanently curbed.”
This is a quote from an Epoch Times article received in today’s email. I subscribe, and you should, too.
The problem this poor soul has is one shared by others, mainly that laws control society without fail–and when they inventively do fail, more laws are the cure. The search continues unceasingly for the proper combination of restrictions that will finally ensure safety for us all.
This well-meaning woman fails in the fundaments. She does not understand human reality, or if she does (something I am wont to believe) she refuses to admit that laws do not control the acts of the law-breakers, they only describe the desires of the majority of the peaceful population.
**We follow the law because the law follows us.** Law enforcement is for other people.
No amount of “Gun Control” will ever stop a determined mind from committing mayhem. While such measures may serve to curb the abilities of not-quite-insane among us, in truth far-reaching gun control will prohibit law-abiding persons from enjoying their God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
So, why do this knowing it is bound, ultimately, to fail?
In my opinion, as a dyed-in-the-wool conservative, the reason that any law a leftist advocates is purely for control–behavior control–of other people–that would be me–and they without a doubt will couch it in terms of being for the better good.
But we do that for infants, not for adults. Once I learned how to roll over in bed without falling out, I didn’t need the sides of my crib any more. I learned about consequences.
Conservatives know about consequences. We learn. We’ve been doing it for a while now.
Here’s just one example: I own a firearm. I carry it with me–all day, every day. I have never discharged that weapon outside of a firing range, and have no intention of doing so. Here’s what drives the leftists nuts: It is not the force of a written law that drives my good behavior. It never was, and it never will. be. It is the force of a properly formed conscience that guides me. I know the difference between right and wrong, and it isn’t whether or not any particular act is legal. Legality has very little to do with it.
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