a reply to: JBurns
You have this right, and I think it is essential for you, as Americans, to preserve that right. As it it is enshrined in your US Constitution, it is
no simple process to take it away from you. The laws for changing your Constitution (and I am capitalizing it out of respect) are very specific and
any breach of it is challengeable before the SCOTUS. And should be challenged!
Opinions are fine and we should welcome them, because they can help us think. But demands? No. I do not see any way that I, as a foreigner, have any
right to demand that you Americans change any of your laws. I don't, to be blunt about it. So, I appreciate your comments about BREXIT. I was born in
the UK and am not happy with the outcome of the vote, but that is what the majority voted for, so I will just have to deal with it. "Demos kratos"
(People power) works on that basis.
Here, from your OP, we have a case of a man who used a firearm to try and prevent criminals from harming his family. In my opinion, he was using his
rights under your laws, and preventing a far worse crime from being committed.
If anyone has a problem with this -- I mean, no-one was hurt or died -- I cannot fathom their thinking. He didn't have minutes to call 911 and wait
for police to arrive (and I respect police; my father was a police officer), he had seconds to react and save his daughter.
He did what any man or woman would do to save their child, if they had the legal right to use a firearm -- as he did.
And for me, that is what the 2nd amendment boils down to. It's about protection. Of country, of state, of town, of home. Of family.
I can find no fault in his actions.
And if he'd shot a perp? They made their choices and committed a serious crime. The outcome was on their heads, not his. End of story, IMO.
edit on 11/11/17 by JustMike because: I fixed some typos. Like usual...