Stand Out. Hunters wear Orange to avoid getting shot. Wear Orange on June 2nd to show we are not alone in seeking a return to balanced common sense gun responsibility.
The 2nd Amendment is not a suicide pact and is not even first. It’s second to speech, press, religion, petition, and assembly. The first Americans built their state around each other – a nation of equals pursuing their interests in the public square. Exchanging views, not blows. Equality came from ideas, your effort, a state carefully and regularly balanced, not the barrel of a gun.
Access to deadly force should be respected; not sold as ‘everyman’s a king’, the great equalizer, the ultimate solution to conflict. Great freedom must be balanced with equal restraint.
We’ve all seen a peddler’s wares: sugar, oil, tobacco, sharp tools, shiny stones, eye candy to animal skins. They skillfully prey upon our vanities and insecurities; but none of them wrap themselves in our Constitution like gun pushers.
The advancing power of personal weaponry has tipped the balance between self-protection and predators. Lone wolves feasted at the Aurora Theater, Sandy Hill Elementary, the Texas Tower, etc. This Everytown group suffered the loss a beautiful beloved child to a bullet flung by some random stranger. How many children, police, and sad souls have been erased by the mere twitch of a finger?
Carrying a gun is not freedom, and it’s not free.