Friday, April 17, 2009

Huh?

I don't really understand what this post is actually about. But in the video at the link, Glenn Beck claims:
"You have a right to carry a gun. You have a right to own a guy. You have a right to be able to afford a gun."
I'm sorry, but that's BS. And that's where the Right drives me nuts.

You do have a right to a gun, and you have a right to carry a gun. (Think "keep and bear arms"). But there is absolutely no guaranteed right to afford a gun. Now, if the government should decide to tax guns to the point where the average person can't afford them, or to otherwise regulate them to where people cannot get their hands on them, then yes, that would be in violation of the 2nd Amendment. But it's not a question of having a right to afford a gun.

He's got me picturing breadlines—here's your soup, here's your gun. Yikes.

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