Playing God with Guns

nullIt looks like concealed carry is coming to Illinois. Today the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that  the state law forbidding it is unconsitutional.

One alderman says it will level  the playing field.  Maybe he meant the killing field.

I don't own a gun.  I probably never will.   I'm not opposed to guns.   Our founding fathers made it abundantly unclear about them in the Second Amendment.  But  our voice of God, the Supreme Court gives them its blessing, in a 5-4 decision. I  just think there are too many of them in circulation.  We need that  line in the sand, gun control.  Of some sort. 

It's no use to point to other civilized countries and their rational take on guns.   We will go our own way.  And reap the whirlwind. 

The bad guys will get guns, so why not the good guys.  Presuming, of course,  the guys who get guns to neutralize the bad guys are the good guys.

No sense in being self-righteous about this.  The bullet holes are on the wall.  In the end, the argument of survival of the fittest will be the fittest to survive.

Illinois was the only outlier among the 50 states.  It now will fall into line. 

No one will be coerced into buying a gun and carrying it  in public concealed from view. Maybe this is the answer to the murder and mayhem inflicted on law-abiding citizens. Time will tell.

But I'm still a bit uneasy.  Not about guns.  I understand where they fit in.   But where does God fit in?


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  • As far as where God fits in, ask in one of the churches where the gangs shoot up the funeral.

    The thing that struck me in the text of the 7th Circuit opinion (and other recent ones lately) is that the 7th Circuit uses a lot of contractions.

  • In reply to jack:

    I wonder who the patron saint of guns is?

    About your contraction point, you might say it has to do with the letter of the law.

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