In response to:

Obama and Gun Control

jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 8:34 AM
I understand your concern over the government certifying a person's mental condition, but there are some common sense precautions that could be taken. Previous violent prosecutions along with clintically certified mental illness should get you on a background check list. But yes I can understand the concern of giving government the ability to strip a person of their rights through technical definitions and administered by them.

Difficulty in getting change in our country is an ongoing source of frustration. Particularly when we have huge problems facing us as we do today.

But the founders knew what they were doing setting up the checks and balances of our constitutional republic. The delicate arrangement we call freedom should never submit with ease to a charismatic demagogue or to an emotion filled crisis.

The current push for gun control is case and point. It is at a time like this that we should be grateful that changing our laws is hard to do.

Every normal and decent American wants to...