Any form of gun control seems to divide people to one-side or the other, with few taking a middle ground. You are either all for gun control of any kind or you are adamantly against it. Many believe that it is our constitutional right to own a gun and to carry it and use it for self-defense. Many others believe that the Second Amendment does not apply to everyone, just the military. Here are three major reasons why some believe that universal background checks are a very bad idea.
Numerous members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia chimed-in on the CapArms Question of the Day: What’s Wrong With Universal Background Checks? My turn . . .
There are three major concerns regarding UBCs. First and foremost is, of course, the fact that the freedom to own and carry the weapon of your choice is a natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil and Constitutional right — subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility.
The freedom to own must necessarily include the right to purchase. There is no other fundamental right in the Constitution which any court in the country would allow to be subjected to background checks. Think about it: …
Personally, I believe that every law-abiding American citizen has the right to own a gun, to carry a gun and to use a gun to defend themselves, their family, friends and home. In early American history, owning a gun was essential to survival in a hostile world and today, we live in a hostile world and should have the right to defend ourselves in it.