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Gun rights shouldn’t trump life rights

Register • Jun 25, 2014 at 3:30 AM

My question to the “open carry” people is — how can the rest of us tell the difference between you and the person who shot up the university, or the movie theater, or the mall, or the lawmen at the pizzeria?

The answer: We can’t until it’s too late. In exercising their gun rights their tunnel vision overlooks an important fact.

The first right in the Bill of Rights is for life. Guns, speech, etc., are amendments added later and should never overshadow the very first one, and it was put first for that reason.

Exercising any right comes with responsibility for any and all reactions, which most people seem to have forgotten.

—Paul Rudolf


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