David Rauschenberger: Current laws should have stopped killers

David Rauschenberger

Last week, I sided with children thrust into a political argument of epic proportions. And never misunderstand me. I’m all about freedom from tyranny.

Tyranny is one group of men defining, by force, another man’s rights. Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a good handle on the Constitution. Ever since I was a young man, there were those who sought to fundamentally change our Constitution. They tell us it lives and breathes. It protects the murder of babies in the womb.

The death of our Constitution, my friends, is really what they’re selling. My rights aren’t inalienable. Democrats define them.

The left exploits any advantage. They twist our rights to fit their ideological outcomes.

Democrats say that my owning a weapon giving me standing against a member of our military was never the intention of the Framers. Democrats promote rude and disrespectful children who cannot be criticized for their political views.

My rights are subordinated because they are children and they have experienced terrible trauma and loss. I’m sorry, but that’s nonsensical.

The lesson of Sandy Hook was that the killer was under the radar. He shouldn’t have been. The latest mass murderer was on the radar of law enforcement nearly 40 times.

Those on the left protected him to make sure his opportunity to attend college wasn’t stifled by pesky misdemeanors and felonies.

Please wake up. When you tell me there’s no correlation between a killer buying an AR-15 and killing so many people and his previously ignored history of violence and mayhem, I won’t allow you to decide my rights because of that event.

Criticism of the National Rifle Association is tedious. They advocate for legal ownership and support the laws of our land.

The damnable fact is that the historically significant killers were ignored. They were allowed to purchase the same guns I can purchase, and current laws should have precluded that.

The latest murderer who is supposedly the poster child that will make it harder for me to purchase guns and illegal for others was handed a pass by the same people who think we should all give something up. Ignoring the law is just the left’s game.

In closing, I don’t really care what you think about my constitutional rights. Your approval of my rights isn’t pertinent.

None of our constitutional rights are subordinated by our other constitutional rights. This isn’t hard.

Amend the Constitution, if you think you can. Bring it on. My Constitution trumps your righteous anger every time. Think …

— Rauschenberger, an accountant, lives in Orange City. Send email to drausch@bellsouth.net or info@beacononlinenews.com.

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