Scalise: Las Vegas shooting 'fortified' my support for the Second Amendment

Scalise: Las Vegas shooting 'fortified' my support for the Second Amendment

But I think we can all agree that it's very hard for gun-rights supporters to enter good-faith negotiations over gun law reforms with people who've announced up front that they want to confiscate your guns, strip you of your constitutional rights and think of you as the moral equivalent of Simon Legree.

It begins with silence: no public statements for as long as reasonably possible, while they develop a narrative that more guns and gun freedoms would have prevented tragedy.

"From a personal liberty standpoint, the idea that an armed citizenry is the ultimate check on the ambitions and encroachments of government power is curious", Stephens continues. That is the least we can do to honor the victims of the Las Vegas carnage.

This reaction was the birth of their current course of action in the face of challenges to lax gun laws in the U.S. In response to virtually every gun-related act of terror since then - whether it be the incidents at Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Orlando or, most recently, in Las Vegas - the NRA developed a standard practice to combat calls for gun-related reform. There is no "gun-show loophole" per se; it's a private-sale loophole, in other words the right to sell your own stuff.

Obviously a the number of times a private citizen justifiably shoots a felon is going to be far lower than the overall number of times a citizen uses a gun justifiably, so that Federal Bureau of Investigation table actually undercuts his point rather than bolstering it.

It isn't breaking news money has influence on what members of Congress prioritize.

In fact, the more closely one looks at what passes for "common sense" gun laws, the more feckless they appear. "This can come to an end with the repeal of the 2nd Amendment and replacing it with the 28th Amendment". Within hours of his Facebook post going up, The New York Times published an op-ed by columnist Bret Stephens titled " Repeal the Second Amendment".

"Gun ownership should never be outlawed", he writes. "They will cite James Madison, who noted in the Federalist Papers that in Europe 'the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.' America was supposed to be different, and better".

Moore wasn't done there, calling for a universal licensing requirement for gun ownership, more funding for mental health care, and an end to gun violence research restrictions at the Centers for Disease Control.

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