I do not even own any guns but I support freedom! So what right does anyone have to take our freedoms away? The Christians want to take away the freedom of abortion. Now some crazy gun haters want to take away gun rights. Didn't we learn taking away freedoms was wrong after passing the anti terrorist act that gives the government the right to illegally wiretap Americans?
Free to do what you want in a totally selfish way which negates everybody else's freedom?
Or free to make choices that do not impinge on everyone else's choices?
Your freedom to swing your fist, ends just before it reaches my face.
Equating guns to "freedom" is like equating death to recovery. Nobody can take away your freedom to die, but we would like to keep it from killing the rest of us.
While everyone equates guns with freedom, they ignore the fact that the greatest freedom granted in our Constitution is: LIFE, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Second Amendment is just that: an amendment... an afterthought. An idea structured so that it could be changed if it was determined that is was no longer practical. Any "freedom" that steals away another's freedom, especially their freedom to live, is not a freedom.
I think the problem here is that it's not taking away freedoms, but it's presented as such. Putting limits on freedoms is much different than taking freedoms away. Limiting certain types of guns or bump stocks is the same as saying no abortions after a certain time frame (20 weeks). The fact is that facts matter in these types of decisions. Unfortunately, facts are fake news nowadays and we as a collective people refuse to acknowledge that this is pitting us against each other as "us vs. them". The debate should be what is safe and protects all people while still allowing personal freedoms of expression and individuals' rights. How is it that it's illegal to track gun data as a health issue? How is it that it's ok to take a womans choice from her because of someone else's personal beliefs, not medical facts of what is safe and effective? As for the anti-terrorism acts and what not, we the people are the ones that keep voting for these anti-science, anti-bill-of-rights, anti-constitutional idiots into office to represent us. Until we take back our government, it will continue to be this way. We have to stop this thinking of, "well that's the way it's always been and always will be". Taking back our government and our rights is up to us. We're just too scared and lazy to do so. We've lost the community thinking for individual thinking, and it has cost us dearly.