Guys-keep it on topic. We've already had a moderator tell us 'no' to the whole abortion thing. Knock it off or you'll get the thread locked. Don't be trolls.
Fearing to be called a board troll, (and feeling more like Jonah being asked to go to Ninevah), I think that 20 dead/murdered children in Conn., compared to the ONE THOUSAND dead/murdered innocents that same day is valid.
The kids in the school did not ask to be slaughtered any more than those still in the womb?
Trying to justify something because it is "inconvenient" is not a great way to start, or end, an argument.
I think it was Stalin who said, "a handful of dead is a tragedy, a million dead is a statistic"? Have we really come to that?
That said, I believe that the degradation of moral values in the society are at the root cause for the dilution of The Constitution. It helps people to devalue life (Yes the LIFE part of The Constitution) and lessens the LIBERTY part as well.
The rights of the people are divine rights. Not rights allowed to individuals by other men.
Life, liberty, happiness, free speech, self protection are our rights.
The 2nd Amendment should be fiercely defended. We should not even allow it to be parsed down to any point that makes a legal, law abiding, citizen to not reasonably be able to defend themselves. New York is trying to put regulations in place now that, as written, does not allow the police to legally carry their current handguns and Delaware is trying to pass a law that would allow you to keep large magazines, but if you have the guns to use them within twenty feet you will be in violation of the law (all from a knee jerk reaction by a few jerks who are more willing to take away freedom than use common sense).
Maybe putting to death those who use guns in the commission of a crime could be the answer? Justified because we already agree to kill 1,000's of innocents because they are "inconvenient"? How much more so is a murderer inconvenient to a safe society?
Said my piece, now back to the belly of the beast.
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations