I hope you have all seen the cake analogy of gun rights. Where compromise always consists of us giving up some more of our gun rights in return for keeping some of ours. We never seem to get any back.
Beto O’Rourke is out there talking about “Finding Common Ground.” The democrat talking point is “balancing responsible gun ownership with public safety”.
All of them consist of ignoring just a little bit of the second amendment “for the common good”, “for public safety”, “to save just one life”.
My state has constitutional carry. I have a CCW as well. This allows me to travel to a few more states without problems as those states recognize my CCW. When we talk about common ground, how about allowing my permit to allow me to carry in every state and D.C.?
How about we recognize that short barreled rifles were added to the NFA to keep people from avoiding the tax by claiming a pistol was a rifle? How a person can end up arrested because it was 15.99inches instead of 16.00 inches long.
How about removing suppressors from the NFA? The fact that I can buy a stainless steel suppressor for a 64mm pipe for $200 installed but it is $200 just for the tax stamp and another $600+ for the actual can?
We know that we can get suppressors down around the $30 mark because people sell “solvent traps” that can be converted into a suppressor.
Common ground? I’d love to find common ground with the gun infringers. Unfortunately there seems to be a huge gulf between us that they are unwilling to cross.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that Texas needs to find “common ground” on gun control by respecting the Second Amendment while also requiring safety measures on firearms.
O’Rourke highlighted moderate gun control measures that both Republican and Democratic residents of his state can get behind, some of which appear in a bipartisan Senate plan considered this week in light of the Uvalde shooting.
“Universal background checks, red flag laws, safe storage laws — these are things that most Texans agree with,” O’Rourke said.
—O’Rourke: Time to find ‘common ground’ on gun control