Today’s Question of the Day comes to us from former FBI supervisory special agent James Gagliano, posed in a politico.com article entitled Antifa, white supremacists exploit loose gun laws. Those of you familiar with the United States Constitution’s Second Amendment prohibition against government infringement of Americans’ natural and civil right to keep and bear arms will immediate focus on . . .
the word “let.”
Under the terms of the aforementioned document, the government doesn’t get to decide whether or not to “let” Americans exercise the keeping and bearing or arms — regardless of circumstance. Yes, well, the Heller decision, the Supreme Court specifically OK’d government gun bans in “sensitive places.”
Is a “hate rally” a “sensitive place”? Do you think the government “let” people who gather to protest or counter-protest carry an AR-15?