David Rauschenberger MUG

Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn’t directly responsible for the deaths of nine in Dayton, Ohio. The shooter was a fan of “Liz.”

A gunman tried to kill Republicans on a softball field and nearly exterminated U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. That assailant was a Bernie Sanders follower.

Multiple shootings occurred during President Barack Obama’s tenure as commander in chief. And I’ve not blamed one Democrat for those atrocities.

What I’ve done is maintain my composure and my respect for the Constitution. I wish I could say the same for my political opponents.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and all the other candidates can say what they want. They’re hucksters. Their mainstream media are unapologetically partisan. They take political advantage of the deaths of innocent Americans killed by insane individuals. My constitutional rights are the collateral damage. I must bend.

My Second Amendment right is no different than any of my other constitutional rights. The behavior of any person or group of people matters not. My rights are not determined by others or the actions of others. That’s the deal. Our Constitution guarantees it.

If our Constitution is no longer relevant and the majority of Americans decide my rights are no longer inalienable, then I’ll deal with that eventuality. Currently, that’s not the case.

Pundits and politicians have commonsense revisions to my Second Amendment rights. No, they don’t. Anyone who believes any gun control doesn’t limit my Second Amendment right doesn’t get it.

My owning whatever weapons I need to protect my family, friends and property isn’t determined by some leftist.

The doubt someone experiences when he encroaches on my property or assaults the people I love is just the reason commonsense gun control doesn’t work for me. I should be able to use any weapon I want to protect me from evil.

And, whether Democrats like it or not, “evil” includes a tyrannical government that attempts to steal my inalienable rights. God gave me my rights, not Democrats.

The bodies in Ohio and Texas weren’t even buried and presidential candidates were using their deaths to perpetuate their continued attempts to control who will own what weapons and how much ammunition can be owned. They decide when you’ll have to reload and if you’re outgunned.

Gun-death statistics in the municipalities with the most stringent gun-control laws are ignored by the mainstream media. There’s a narrative and an ideology to protect.

The cheapening of life is the real problem. Law-abiding Americans giving up their rights solves nothing. Think …

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