The 2nd Amendment is very clear. Americans are guaranteed by the Constitution to be able to arm themselves with firearms to defend themselves. Of course, there are some things about this right that, when you think about them, are obvious, but many people don’t seem to have considered.
The most simple and straightforward of these things is that, if you are to be able to exercise your right to bear arms, then you must have the right to purchase firearms.
This would seem to be the most obvious thing in the world, but, apparently, it’s not obvious to everyone, and, so, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a writ of certiorari on January 9th, 2018, to request that the Supreme Court review a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision. What was the decision about? It was upholding a zoning ordinance preventing gun stores from setting up shop in certain “non-gun-zoned” areas.
This is just ridiculous. As Alan Gottlieb of the SAF said,
“You shouldn’t be able to zone the Second Amendment out of the Bill of Rights.”
Gottlieb also said,
“You simply cannot allow local governments to ignore the Second Amendment because they don’t like how the Supreme Court has ruled on the amendment twice in the past ten years.”
The right to sell firearms is clearly protected within the right to bear arms, but anti-gunners don’t want to talk about rights in any intelligent way. They want to talk about their right to “feel safe,” or to “not be offended,” and even if they want to stick their head in the sand and ignore the reality that guns make the world a safer place, the facts are the facts. Americans have the right to bear arms. To support this right, businesses have the right to sell firearms. And anti-gunners have the right to cower in fear when they are attacked by an asocial predator.
But as for me, I believe in the right to protect my family, and, since you are reading this, I bet you think that way, too.