Life, Liberty, and the Second Amendment

The recent shooting and devastation at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has revived the gun control vs. Second Amendment debate. However, this time seems different for some reason. Perhaps it has been listening to the voices of the victims; perhaps it is something else. But I can say that for me personally, this has caused me to reexamine and revisit my own assumptions and beliefs about guns and the Second Amendment. What is more frustrating than anything else is the level of dialogue or discourse that ensues after a tragedy like this. Both sides shout at one another, blame one another for the tragedy, and completely talk past each other. On the left, I see calls for unity to change gun laws but then demonize the NRA and other conservatives for wanting to defend their [Read more...]