Political Science 301
5 October 2014
Time for Moses to Lead Us Away from Gun Control
Charlton Hesston, “Moses”, once stated, “We have 20,000 gun laws on the books now, but the Attorney General's office has consistently refused to prosecute and consequently imprison convicted felons. They too often go through a revolving door.” Hesston was discussing the fact that more legislation wasn’t needed. The current laws needed to be enforced! President Reagan also added, “Washington, D.C., has probably the strictest gun laws in the United States, and there are some 20,000 gun laws now in the United States. And yet March 30th a year ago, a young man that disabled me — he was in Washington, D.C., in broad daylight, out on the public street, standing, made his way among the press corps as I came out of the building, and all those laws did not keep him from having a gun and not only shooting me but shooting three other people.”
There are too many laws, regulations, state guidelines and local ordinances. It’s simply too confusing trying to reconcile state with local and both state and local gun laws with federal regulations. It is time for this nation to take back its heritage when dealing with the Constitution. It’s high time for this country to simply follow one law, the Second Amendment. There’s no confusion, no gun registration, no gun restrictions, no ammunition bans and certainly no “Big Brother” harassing you for exercising your constitutional right to bear arms.
The recent defeat of President Obama’s gun-control initiatives shows just how out of touch the government is. Gun control has become one of the preeminent battles of 2013. During many recent public appearances, President Obama was seen with children advocating for safer schools as well as public squares. As was often the case, Obama showcased his quick wit, his big smile and then offered “Manipulated” statistics to portray the recent gun violence as being out